Department of Primary Industries, Parks, Water & Environment
Rock lobster and abalone are both highly prized catches for recreational fishers in Tasmania as well as providing the basis of major commercial fisheries. Surveys of the recreational fisheries for these species have been undertaken every second year since 2000 and are designed to monitor fishery performance against the management reference points and to provide catch information for the recreational sector as a key input into the fishery assessments. This project applies a proven and robust survey methodology involving a phone-diary survey of recreational licence-holders.
Sustainable Marine Research Collaboration Agreement (SMRCA) and the Fisheries Research and Development Corporation (FRDC)
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Institute for Marine and Antarctic Studies
Phone: +61 3 6226 6379
ABN: 30 764 374 782 CRICOS Provider Code: 00586B