Strong support for our sustainable seafood industry
Crays at Christmas is a way of life for many Tasmanians. This State Budget supports our commercial fishers and delivers practical strategies to grow the value of our world-class seafood sector As part of our commitment we have allocated $300,000 to extend the successful East Coast Rock Lobster Translocation Program for a further four years. It’s a win, win for recreational and commercial fishers. We’re helping to rebuild our East Coast Rock Lobster fishery by relocating up to 50,000 rock lobsters each year from healthy populations in the slow growing areas in the South-West. We are also looking to the future in other ways with programs that support long-term and sustainable fisheries management, which is essential to growing economies and jobs in regional areas.