Fishery Stock Assessments

​​​​​​​View Stock Assessment Reports

Photo by James ParkinsonFor current and past Fishery Assessment Reports for the following fisheries, please see the Publications & Resources page on the IMAS website.

  • Scalefish​
  • Rock Lobster
  • Abalone
  • Giant Crab
  • Other fisheries including recreational projects
For a list of current research projects being undertaken by IMAS, go to the Fisheries Research page on the IMAS website.


Sustainable Marine Research Collaboration Agreement

Stock assessments of wild fisheries in Tasmania are undertaken by the nominated service provider, the Institute for Marine and Antarctic Studies (IMAS) at the University of Tasmania.

This service is provided to the Tasmanian Government under a Sustainable Marine Research Collaboration Agreement (SMRCA). This broadly includes the provision of fishery assessments, management advice and tactical projects on current fishery issues.​

As partners in the Sustainable Marine Research Collaboration Agreement, IMAS and the Tasmanian Government aim to:
  • undertake leading, world-class research into temperate marine and coastal research.
  • support the effective and sustainable management of Tasmanian marine resources and ensure that the maximum benefit accrues to the Tasmanian environment, economy and its industries.
  • provide fisheries, aquaculture, estuarine and coastal environmental research and development services to the Crown, the University, and the fishing and aquaculture industries.
  • support the Crown’s legislative and administrative obligations through the provision of research, data and advice.
    to assist in developing and encouraging new industry and in marketing Tasmania’s natural marine resources in a way that is sustainable now and for future generations.
  • build capacity of people working in temperate marine research, including postgraduate students.
  • encourage partnerships, linkages and integrated arrangements which would facilitate achievement of the Agreement through industry engagement.​​


Wild Fisheries Management Branch
Level 3, 134 Macquarie Street
GPO Box 44
Hobart TAS 7001
Phone: 03 6165 3000