Bag and Possession Limits - Other Species

​​​​NOTE: Several changes to abalone and rock lobster management will apply from 1 November 2019. See rock lobster and abalone reviews.​

​​​Crustaceans and MolluscsDaily Bag LimitPossession Limit
Abalone 10 abalone20 abalone
Abalone (non-licence holder) N/A
5 abalone
Rock Lobster - Eastern Region​2 lobster
4 lobster
(*Boat limit Eastern Region - 10 lobster*)
Rock Lobster - Western Reg​ion
​5 lobster
10 lobster
(*Boat limit Western Region - 25 lobster*)
Rock Lobster - Mainland Tasmania, islands in the Western Region, Flinders, Cape Barren and Bruny Islands including homes and vehicles
N/A​10 lobster
Rock Lobster - northern Bass Strait (waters north of line of latitude 39°33)
(Boat limit applies for whichever region you are in)
​2 lobster
4 lobster
Special Rock Lobster Licence (Western Region only)​5 lobster
15 lobster
Rock Lobster (non-licence holder) N/A0 lobster on State waters, 2 lobster on land
Prawns (species combined) ​50​ prawns
100 prawns​
Scallops - species combined (on water possession limit of 50)​50 scallops
100 scallops
Scallops (non-licence holder) N/A100 scallops
Sea Urchins no limitno limit
Squid - Southern Calamari 1020
Squid - Goulds (arrow)1530
​5 octopus
​10 octopus
Giant Crab1 giant crab1 giant crab
Inshore crabs (all crabs other than giant crabs and soldier crabs)
Bait invertebrates (soldier crabs, burrowing shrimp, marine worms)

SeeShellfish bag limits page for clams, cockles, pipis, mussels, oysters, wedge shells, periwinkles and other shellfish.


Recreational Fishing Enquiries
Recreational Fisheries Section
1 Franklin Wharf
Hobart TAS 7001
Phone: 03 6165 3233, 1300 720 647

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