Significant milestone for Tasmania’s Commercial scallop season

Jo Palmer,Minister for Primary Industries and Water

Tasmania’s commercial scallop fishery will open in State waters from Cape Sonnerat (Schouten Island) in the north to Monkeys (Tasman Island) in the South and including the waters within Great Oyster Bay.

Open from June 24 until December 31, Tasmania has an excellent reputation for high-quality, safe shellfish and the time is right to reopen scallop fishery.

It was determined scallops in the designated fishery area met the opening criteria for harvesting after a period of surveys was completed by the Department of Natural Resource and Environment Tasmania in partnership with IMAS and the scallop fishery industry.

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