Early Input Sought on Calamari Fishery Management Options

Southern calamari  
Calamari fishers are being asked to comment on options for possible changes to how Tasmania's calamari fishery is managed.

The fishery is facing increased fishing pressure from both the recreational and commercial sectors and is impacted by changing environmental conditions. Calamari stocks have been assessed as depleting for the past three years by the Institute for Marine and Antarctic Studies and so now require new management controls.

A discussion paper has been released that puts forward possible management options to meet stock sustainability targets. Commercial and recreational fishers and the broader community are asked to read the paper and complete the relevant survey on the options proposed.

The options for possible changes include:
  • introducing limited licences to the commercial fishery, and
  • reducing catch limits for recreational fishers.
This is an informal feedback stage to gain early involvement from the broader fishing community.

Discussion Paper

Have your say

Please complete the online survey before Sunday, 7 November 2021.   

Or you can provide comments by:


Calamari Fishery Management
Wild Fisheries Management Branch
Level 3, 134 Macquarie Street
Hobart TAS 7000
Mobile: 0457 006 821
Email: calamari@dpipwe.tas.gov.au

Recreational Fishing Enquiries
Level 3, 134 Macquarie St
Hobart TAS 7000
Phone: 03 6165 3233, 1300 720 647
Email: fishing.enquiries@dpipwe.tas.gov.au

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