2016-17 - Rock lobster fishery notification—Eastern region Tasmania

Date of effect: 28/11/2016

Supersedes: Industry Advice Notice 2016-10

The Department of Agriculture and Water Resources (the department) has been advised by the Department of Primary Industries, Parks, Water and the Environment (DPIPWE), Tasmania, that rock lobster analysis results from some parts of the east coast have returned paralytic shellfish toxins (PST) below regulatory levels. DPIPWE have now opened parts of the eastern region rock lobster fishery.

Commercial areas now open:

  • Furneaux Zone
  • North East Zone
  • Upper East Zone
  • Central East Zone
  • Lower East Coast Zone
  • Storm Bay / Bruny Zone

Maria Island Zone will remain closed pending test results.

Detailed information in relation to the DPIPWE closures can be found at Biotoxin Fishery Events.

Contact DPIPWE if you have any questions in relation to the rock lobster fishery notice.

Recreational fishery enquiries: Ph (03) 6165 3233 or 1300 720 647

Commercial fishery enquiries:  Ph (03) 6165 3045

Direction to export registered establishments and exporters

The department issues this direction under order 75 of the Export Control (Fish and Fish products) Orders 2005.

To support the export of Tasmanian caught rock lobster and rock lobster products that are sourced from areas that are open for fishing, the following statement must be included on all Declarations of Compliance for all Tasmanian caught rock lobster and rock lobster products

‘This rock lobster/rock lobster product has been prepared from rock lobster that has been sourced from an open fisheries area’.

For questions regarding rock lobster exports, please contact dairyeggsfish@agriculture.gov.au.

Last reviewed: 4 November 2019
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