At IMAS, we have a number of tagging programs underway. If you're out fishing or diving, you may spot a tag on an abalone, rock lobster, shark, sand flathead, bream, trumpeter, banded morwong or other fish.
They may be tagged with either a plastic tag, a t-bar tag or an acoustic tag, like these below. The Department of Natural Resources and Environment Tasmania (NRE Tas, formerly DPIPWE) explains the rules for keeping tagged rock lobster here.
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RECORD INFO ABOUT THE TAGGED FISH
Please record as much information about the tagged fish as possible, including:
Not sure how to measure a rock lobster or work out its sex? NRE Tas has a useful guide here.
REPORT TAGGED LOBSTER CATCHES AND BE IN THE DRAW TO WIN!
Report your tagged rock lobster catches to IMAS on mobile 0409 277 140, email email@example.com, or mail your report to Crustacean Research, Private Bag 49, Hobart TAS 7001.
For every tag-recapture you report, you'll get an entry into our bi-monthly draw for some great prizes, including meals, gifts vouchers and cash - plus you go into our annual major prize draw for for a chance to win an amazing Drink Tasmania Premium Tour valued at $1,499!
IMAS thanks our generous sponsors Sunderland Marine Insurance, Tamar Marine, Pennicott Wilderness Journeys, Dalrymple Vineyards, Pure Foods Tasmania, Go Dive and Drink Tasmania Premium Tours. Thank you for supporting the 2021 tag reporting lottery.
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