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East Coast squid closure to protect spawning squid and calamari

by DPIPWE Fishing 13 Oct 2020 21:06 UTC 15 October - 14 November, 2020
East Coast calamari and squid closure area map © DPIPWE Fishing

A reminder to fishers that waters around the upper south east coast including Great Oyster Bay and Mercury Passage will be closed from 15 October to 14 November inclusive to protect spawning squid and calamari.

Fishing reminders

15 Oct-14 Nov 2020 inclusive:
East Coast spawning squid area closed (includes Great Oyster Bay and Mercury Passage).

25 Oct 2020:
Recreational Sea Fishing Strategy discussion paper public comment period closes.

1 November 2020:

  • North Coast spawning squid area re-opens (from Cape Grim east to Cape Naturaliste).
  • Recreational rock lobster season opens in waters outside the East Coast Stock Rebuilding Zone.
  • Striped trumpeter season re-opens.
30 November 2020: Recreational scallop season closes for all waters at midnight.
5 December 2020: Recreational rock lobster season opens in the East Coast Stock Rebuilding Zone.

More information here.

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