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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 >> Recreational fishing >> Recreational fishing licences

All marine fishing is administered by the Department of Primary Industries, Water and Environment, which issued 40,437 marine recreational licences in 2002.

MARINE RECREATIONAL LICENCES, Tasmania(a)

Licence
2000
2001
2002

14-day special rock lobster
76
92
113
28-day special rock lobster
7
5
2
Abalone dive
6,674
7,444
9,157
Beach seine
677
723
740
Graball net 1
7,480
7,401
7,486
Graball net 2(b)
2,654
2,515
-
Mullet net
880
845
746
Rock lobster dive
4,829
5,403
6,525
Rock lobster pot
9,727
10,307
12,160
Rock lobster ring
2,332
2,559
3,223
Scallop dive
246
305
255
Scallop dredge
49
45
30
Total
35,631
37,644
40,437


- nil or rounded to zero
(a) For season ended 31 October.
(b) Graball net 2 licence no longer issued due to legislation changes that now limits a licence holder to one graball net only.

Source: Department of Primary Industries, Water and Environment.


Inland fisheries are controlled by the Inland Fisheries Service, which issued 24,906 angling licences in 2000-01. Of these, 82.2% were issued to Tasmanians, 17.4% to people from interstate and 2.4% to people from overseas.


FRESHWATER ANGLING LICENCE SALES, Tasmania - 2000-01

Home address(a)
Total

Tas.
19,974
Interstate
NSW
1,018
Vic.
2,265
Qld
390
SA
248
WA
237
NT
40
ACT
147
Total interstate
4,345
Overseas
587
Total
24,906

(a) The home address given on the application form.

Source: Inland Fisheries Service, Annual Report 2000-01.


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