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1384.6 - Statistics - Tasmania, 2006  
Previous ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 13/09/2002   
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Contents >> Fishing >> Wild fisheries >> Rock lobster >> Management of the rock lobster fishery

In 1998 the Tasmanian Government introduced a quota management system. The maximum amount of rock lobster that can be landed by commercial fishers annually is determined by the total allowable catch (TAC). The TAC for 2002 is 1,523 tonnes.

Other restrictions include the number of pots that can be used by a vessel, minimum size limits and closed seasons to protect spawning females.

Fishers are also required to report their activities by telephone and document their catch.

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