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.
Why do we need rules?
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.
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 -
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 -
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