Tassie rec fishing study

A STUDY into recreational fishing in Tasmania has revealed the pastime is practiced at least once a year by over 120,000 people in the southern island state.

The study was conducted by the Institute for Marine and Arctic Studies (IMAS) and used an offsite phone diary survey (PDS) to assess recreational catch and effort over a 12 month period (November 2011 – October 2012).

The study showed offshore fishing is important for many Tasmanian anglers who target both reef and game species on a regular basis.

This study was undertaken to gain an understanding of the offshore and game fisheries in Tasmania, particularly in relation to catch of tunas, pelagic sharks, striped trumpeter and blue-eye trevalla.

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