Recreational Rock Lobster and Abalone Catches Informing Managment

The latest Tasmanian Recreational Rock Lobster and Abalone Fisheries Assessment report has been released, which involved surveying almost 450 licensed rock lobster and abalone fishers about their catches between November 2022 and April 2023.

This data allows researchers to estimate the catch of 18,100 rock lobster licence holders and 11,600 abalone licence holders last year to inform the fishery’s management. It also helps understand fishers’ attitudes, and levels of fishing quality and satisfaction.

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