Tasmanian rock lobster fishery notification - biotoxin closure update (2018-13)

Date of effect: 20 December 2018

Supersedes: Industry Advice Notice 2018-11

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 for the Maria Island zone have returned paralytic shellfish toxin (PST) results below regulatory levels.


Maria Island zone will open on Friday 21 December 2018.

Recreational and Commercial Fishers can set pots from 5pm, Thursday 20 December 2018.

The zone is open to fishing (pulling pots, rings or diving) from 00:01 Friday 21 December 2018.

Detailed information in relation to the DPIPWE closures can be found at Department of Primary Industries, Parks, Water and Environment.

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

For questions about rock lobster exports, please contact Dairy Eggs Fish​.

Last reviewed: 4 November 2019
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