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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 >> Commercial fishing licences

There were 817 commercial fishing vessels licensed in Tasmania at 24 April 2002. Tasmanian marine fishing licences vary according to the species to be caught, as shown in the following table.


MARINE COMMERCIAL FISHING LICENCES, Tasmania - At 24 April 2002

Licence type
Number

Vessel related licences(a)
Scalefish A
64
Australian salmon
8
Auto squid jig
18
Scalefish B
157
Banded morwong
28
Beach seine A
25
Beach seine B
24
Scalefish C
188
Giant crab
94
General trawl
9
Limited trawl
3
Muscle spat collection
1
Purse seine
10
Rock lobster
312
Scallop
106
Small mesh gillnet
9
Scallop spot
2
Undaria
1
Vessel(a)
817
Wrasse
59

Personal licences
Handling
14
Commercial dive
57
Mackerel A
4
Mackerel B
2
Marine plant
147
Personal
711
Processing
79

Abalone related
Fishing licence abalone dive
118
Fishing licence abalone quota
16
Abalone quota under deed
704

(a) All licence packages are attached to a Fishing Licence Vessel but not all Fishing Licence Vessel have packages attached to them (vessel only).

Source: Department of Primary Industries, Water and Environment.


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