Two decades of recreational licensing – what has changed and why?

Supervisor team may include:

Dr Jeremy Lyle

Dr Sean Tracey

Marine recreational licences are required for a range of fishing activities in Tasmania. The databases provide an informative insight into the characteristic of those interested in each of the specific fishing methods, including age and area of residence. Not only does this data reveal interesting patterns in the changing demographics of fishing, for example a transition from diving to potting for lobster with age, but also variability in licensing linked to changing management and resource availability.

Authorised by the Executive Director, Institute for Marine and Antarctic Studies
October 7, 2019