COMMONWEALTH FISHERIES REVIEW REPORT
In response to the Super Trawler issue the federal government established the Borthwick Review into Commonwealth Fisheries. The review report is available by clicking here. The federal government response to the reviews recommendations is available by clicking here.
STATE OF THE D'ENTRECASTEAUX CHANNEL AND LOWER HUON ESTUARY REPORT
The D'Entrecasteaux Channel Project is a collaboration between local and state government agencies, non-government organisations, research institutes and industry to sustainably manage the waterways. Click here to download the Executive Summary Report or click here to download the Full Report.
SCALLOP ASSESSMENT REPORT
The Institute for Marine and Antarctic Studies (IMAS) has released the report on the state of scallop stocks in the D'Entrecasteaux Channel for 2012. The situation looks bleak to say the least for scallop stocks and any hope for a recreational fishing season in the D'Entrecasteaux Channel in 2013/14 looks hopeful at best. To download and read the report click here.
UNDERSTANDING ROCK LOBSTER COMPETITION REPORT
"The east coast of Tasmania, and especially the Tasman Peninsula, is a particularly important region for the recreational rock lobster fishery as well as supporting commercial rock lobster fishing operations." This report looks at the interactions between the sectors and puts facts around the sector practices and dis-spells some of the perceptional issues thought to exist between recreational and commercial fishers. Click here to download the report.
TAS FISHERIES MAP
TARFish has completed an electronic fisheries map to increase public awareness and knowledge about the breadth and extent of commercial marine fishing activities in Tasmanian state waters. The map can only be used with the free software application Google Earth. To download the User Manual click here. To download the map file click here. If you have any issues downloading, email us at email@example.com
The Tasmanian Marine Fisheries Map has been funded through the state governments Fishwise Community Grants Program.
ANGLING FOR CONSERVATION REPORT
A recently completed project funded by the Fisheries Research and Development Corporation has shown that Australia's recreational fishing community play an increasingly important role in caring for our fish stocks, and the rivers, estuaries and oceans that they live in. Click here to download the report.
RECREATIONAL ROCK LOBSTER & ABALONE REPORT
The Tasmanian Recreational Rock Lobster and Abalone Fisheries 2010-11 Fishing Season report has been released by the Institute for Marine and Antarctic Studies. Click here for a copy or download from our Communications page.
ARTIFICIAL REEF REPORT
TARFish has completed its Artificial Reefs Project Report and submitted it to government for review. A copy of the report is available by clicking here or from our Communications page.
HEALTH AND WELL BEING REPORT
A scoping study report looking at identifying the health and well-being benefits of recreational fishing has been released by the Fisheries Research and Development Corporation. Click here to download the report.
The April edition of the quarterly TARFish Bulletin is available from our Communications page or by clicking here
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TARFish is the government recognised, fully independent peak body which was established to look after the interests of recreational marine fishers in Tasmania. TARFish continues to grow and mature as an association and remains committed and flexible to the needs of Tasmania's recreational marine fishing community. If you would like to join TARFish and support the association setup to look after your interests then simply print the Associate Member Application Form, complete the details and post the completed application to TARFish.