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16 September
Marine and Safety Tasmania
Notice No.:             M158-16
Title:                  Scientific Research Buoy – Recherche Bay - AMENDED
Valid From:             16/9/2016
Valid Until:            16/3/2017
Notice Content:
Mariners are advised a scientific research buoy has been deployed today  in 45m of
water near Recherche Bay in position 43° 34.409S / 146° 56.904E for a period of
six months.
The buoy will is yellow in colour with 3Nm yellow light with 5 one second flash
every 20 seconds.

1 June


Notice No.:     M61-16

Title:                Whale Season 2016

Valid From:     9 May 2016

Valid Until:     31 December 2016

Notice Content:

Migrating and calving whales are expected to be seen in Tasmanian waters between May and December 2016 inclusive.   

During the migration period, it is expected that whale sightings may be common, and sightings are increasing in areas of high vessel use such as the Derwent and Tamar Rivers and the D’Entrecasteaux Channel.  In previous years, a number of juvenile humpbacks remained in the Derwent River/Storm Bay area for several months. 

Mariners are advised to navigate with due care and appropriate caution around any whale activity, including adhering to an appropriate speed suitable to maintain safe navigation. Vessels should not approach whales closer than 100 m.  Guidelines for safe navigation around whales can be found at Whale & Dolphin Viewing Guidelines

Mariners are urged to report any sightings of whales to the Department of Primary Industries, Parks, Water and Environment’s 24hr Whale Hotline on 0427 WHALES (0427 942 537) or on Facebook (, and to the relevant port authority if in a port’s vicinity.

Mariners are advised to navigate with caution.


1 December 2015
For the latest updates on the East Coast Rock Lobster Biotoxin Management visit the the DPIPWE webpage by clicking here.

30 September 2015

The Bureau of Meteorology has released new wave charts on its MetEye system.

Read about them here.

Visit MetEye here   and select waves from the left hand menu.

Domesitic Vessel e-News
You can read the latest AMSA Domestic Vessel e-News here.

June 2015

TRLFA co-winners of the Promotion Award
The TRLFA, in partnership with TSIC, TSGA, Oysters Tasmania and IMAS, have taken out the 2015 Promotio Award in Hobart on Saturday 27 June. The Award was presented to the Proud Past Exciting Future seafood display at the 2015 Australian Wooden Boat Festival. Well done to all invovled. Promotion Award winnes
Promotion Award winner TRLFA representatives (l-r) Joe Oakley, Clive and Coreena Perryman and Julian Harrington from TSIC.

Rock lobster fisher Dave Wyatt wins Environmental Stewardship Award

Dave Wyatt has taken out the Environmental Stewardship Award at the Tasmanian Seafood Awards held in Hobart on Saturday 27 June. Unfortunately Dave could not make the evening as he was at sea delivering a boat. However, he did catch up with the Country Hour for an interview.
To listen to the interview skip to 30min and 5 secs after clicking here.

Tapping into value-adding for Chinese market.
Australia's rock lobster, abalone, oyster and crab have a good reputation in China.
Read more in Food Magazine Australia here

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