Legislative Council Tuesday 10 September, 2019
Ms FORREST question to LEADER of the GOVERNMENT in the LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL, Mrs HISCUTT
With regard to the 2019–20 Recreational Rock Lobster Season, when will the dates for the opening of the season be announced?
Tasmania’s highly sought after southern rock lobster fishery provides significant social and economic benefits to the State from the commercial seafood sector and as a highly popular and iconic recreational fishery.
The Hodgman Liberal Government is committed to the East Coast Stock Rebuilding Strategy that aims to increase the unfished rock lobster biomass to greater than 20%.
The Government is very conscious of striking the right balance and the importance of the fishery to both the commercial and recreational sectors. An announcement regarding the opening of the season and related matters will be made soon.