Rules in Other Languages

​​​Information in Other Languages 

​Information about shellfish and abalone fishing is available in Simplified Chinese - ​see 贝类以及贝壳收集 and ​捕捉鲍鱼​.

For other language users, the translation tools below provide free translation of short pieces of text or whole webpages through Google Translate. ​

​​العَرَبِيَّة‎ - Arabic 
简体中文 - ​C​hinese sim
繁體中文 - Chinese tra 
​Wikang Filipino - Filipino
​Deutsch​ - German
​Ελληνικά - Greek 
हिंदी - Hindi 
​Italiano - Italian
日本語 - Japanese
한국어 - Korean
Bahasa Melayu - Malay
​​नेपाली - Nepali 
​සිංහල - Sinhala 
Español - Spanish
Tiếng Việt -​​ Vietnamese​ ​​

Why do we need rules?

Fish illustration by Peter Gouldthorpe

Australian salmon

Fisheries management rules and regulations are in place to protect all fish species and ensure all fishing activities are sustainable. Overfishing impacts populations of fish in Tasmanian waters and they cannot be naturally replenished.


​​Size Limits

Minimum size limits are set to allow all fish the opportunity to breed at least once before they can be kept by fishers.  Return all undersized fish to the water.  It is an offence to possess undersize fish even if they are no longer alive - more information

​Bag and Possession Limits

​​The purpose of bag and possession limits​ is to leave enough mature fish so that fish species can continue to breed.  Bag limits help share fishing resources among many users and make sure that the catch is not wasted - more information​​


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

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