1384.6 - Statistics - Tasmania, 2006  
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Abalone are taken by divers on reef areas around Tasmania, often while diving also for rock lobster. In the year to 31 October 2001, there were 7,444 abalone dive licences issued. The estimated recreational catch for abalone for 1997 was 100,000 fish, or less then 5% of the total abalone take.


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