Marine Plant Fishery Management Plan 2017

​​​​​​​​The Tasmanian marine plant fishery encompasses the taking of cast kelp, other cast seaweeds and introduced marine plant species including Undaria pinnatifidia.

The Minister for Primary Industries and Fisheries directed that a formal management plan be developed for the marine plant fishery.

A draft management plan was released for public comment in March 2017. All submissions were considered in the final preparation of the management plan and addressed in a report to the Minister.

The plan has now been approved and the Marine Plant Rules 2017 are effective 1 September 2017.

There is also a Marine Plant Policy Document which provides a plain language explanation of the marine plant fishery.

The  Policy and Rules can be downloaded from the list of Key Documents below. ​

Key Documents​

Fisheries (Marine Plant) Rules 2017 ​- Marine Plant Fishery Management Plan

  Marine Plant Policy 2017   (3Mb) - Marine Plant Fishery Policy Document 2017

From the consultation period:

Draft Marine Plant Fishery Management Plan - draft rules for proposed management plan (the Fisheries (Marine Plant) Rules 2015).​​


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GPO Box 44
Hobart TAS 7001
Phone: 03 6165 3000, 1300 368 550

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