Off the hook?

Submission to the Tasmanian Scalefish Fishery Rules Review
by Eloise Carr and Evie Simpson

After decades of ignoring evidence of overfishing, the Tasmanian Government is finally playing catch-up on the state’s depleted fish stocks, resetting fishery rules in the context of out-of-date legislation and the absence of relevant policies.

However, the proposed rules do not keep pace with other Australian jurisdictions. Tasmania needs to modernise its ocean management to prioritise keeping ecosystems healthy against climate change and other increasing and competing pressures.

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