Tasmanian Rock Lobster Fishery
Environmental assessment under the EPBC Act
Department of Primary Industries, Water and Environment, May 2001
About the submission
The Tasmanian rock lobster fishery targets the southern rock lobster (Jasus edwardsii) in the waters adjacent to Tasmania. Since 1986 Tasmania has had jurisdiction of the fishery in waters generally south of 39° 12, and out to 200 nautical miles from the coastline (Anon. DPIF 1997b). This jurisdiction is provided to Tasmania by way of an Offshore Constitutional Settlement with the Commonwealth Government (Anon. DPIF 1997b). However the fishery has been operating within the coastal waters (inside 3 nautical miles) off Tasmania since around 1830.