Fisheries legislation discussion paper released

​​​​The Living Marine Resources Management Act 1995 manages and regulates Tasmania’s sea fisheries and works as one component of a suite of legislation that manages marine farming activities. The Act has not been reviewed since it was implemented 25 years ago.

The Department is interested in the views of Tasmanians as it considers what policy, program and legislative changes could be made to modernise the legislative regime. 

A Discussi​o​​​n Paper has been released as the first part of the public consultation process, and aims to canvas the views of stakeholders on their experience with administration of the Act as well as ideas for future marine resource management.

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Consultation forums on the Discussion Paper will be held with key stakeholder groups in February and March. Members of those groups are encouraged to submit their feedback via their stakeholder group. 

Submissions from other stakeholders and members of the public will also be accepted.

Find out more about Review of the Living Marine Resource Management Act and how to provide feedback on the Discussion Paper.

All written submissions must be received by 31 March 2022.