Abalone Management Plan Amendments

2019 Abalone Management Plan Amendments

Public comment on proposed amendments to the Abalone Fishery Management Plan closed on 28 July 2019.

The proposed amendments include:

  • Reducing the recreational bag limit from 10 to 5 abalone per day;
  • Reducing the possession limit from 20 to 10 abalone.
  • Introducing a boat limit of 15 abalone;
  • Maintaining restricted access to abalone for non-fishers;
  • Restricting the age for holding a recreational abalone licence to 10 years;
  • Defining what constitutes an abalone measuring device;
  • Removing the requirement for commercial fishers to immediately measure every abalone;
  • Prohibiting the taking of abalone with certain tools;
  • Restricting the taking of abalone to daylight hours; and
  • Other minor changes relating to the commercial fishery.

Key documents

Information Paper containing details of proposed amendments:

  Information Paper - Proposed amendments to the Abalone Fishery Management Plan 2019 (338Kb)

The draft legislation:

  Draft Abalone Management Plan Amendment Rules 2019 (278Kb)

How responses to the amendments will be used

Written submissions will be considered by DPIPWE, the Abalone Fisheries Advisory Committee (AbFAC) and the Recreational Fisheries Advisory Committee (RecFAC) after the public consultation period has closed.

DPIPWE will then prepare a report for the Minister on the submissions, including the Fishery Advisory Committees recommendations and DPIPWE’s final recommendations for amendments to the management plan.

This report will be publicly available following the Minister’s consideration. Responses to this paper will be summarised for inclusion in the report to the Minister.

Unless otherwise indicated, submissions will be treated as public information and will be published on this website at the same time as the report to the Minister is published.


Wild Fisheries Management Branch
1 Franklin Wharf
GPO Box 44
Hobart TAS 7001
Phone: 03 6165 3000, 1300 368 550
Email: fishing.enquiries@dpipwe.tas.gov.au

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