Abalone Catch Reporting

​​​New catch record and quota docket books

Blacklip abalone illustration by Peter Gouldthorpe 

Licence holders and supervisors with a Fishing Licence (Abalone Dive) entitlement have been sent a package containing the ​new combined Commercial Abalone Dive Docket, Diving Team Docket and Transfer Docket books.  ​

These books have replaced:
  • the Commercial Abalone Dive Docket and Diving Team Docket Book, and 
  • the Transfer & Commercial Abalone Dive Docket (additional quota details) Book. 

When to use the new books 

  • Your first trip for the quota year 1 January 2022 – 31 December 2022 onwards.

What to do with the old books 

  • Remove all pink, yellow, and white unused copies of any Commercial Abalone Dive Docket & Diving Team Dockets from your book and post these in the reply-paid envelope provided. 
  • Remove all the pink and white unused copies of any Transfer & Commercial Abalone Dive Docket (additional quota details) Book and post these with your unused pink, yellow and white unused copies of the Commercial Abalone Dive Docket & Diving Teams Dockets.
  • You must keep all used white copies of your Commercial Abalone Dive Docket & Diving Team Dockets and Transfer & Commercial Abalone Dive Docket & Diving Team Docket (additional quota details) dockets for 5 years.​

Instructions and examples
Download Instructions and a Completed Example for each Commercial abalone fishery zones: 

Why has the Commercial Abalone Dive Docket, Diving Team Docket Book and Transfer & Commercial Abalone Dive Docket (additional quota details) Book been combined?

Where a diver can deal with excess abalone by transferring to another diver at the landing site, they were required to complete a transfer docket as well as the Abalone Dive Docket and Diving Team Docket. This required Fisheries staff to wait until four dockets were returned before the transaction can be completed. By adding the transfer docket to the Abalone Dive Docket and Diving Team docket, the diver does not have to duplicate information and carry an additional book. ​​

Contact

Fisheries Compliance and Licensing Branch
Level 1, 134 Macquarie Street
GPO Box 44
HOBART TAS 7001
Phone: (03) 6165 3000, 1300 368 550
Email: fisheries.licensing@nre.tas.gov.au