Southern Garfish Regulations


SpeciesHyporhamphus melanochir
Common NameSouthern Garfish
Main Commercial GearDip-net, Beach Seine
Commercial Gear LicenceScalefish Fishing Licence, Purse Seine Fishing Licence, Beach Seine Licence
ClosuresTemporal closure during spawning: mid-November to mid-December for southern waters, mid-January to mid-February for northern waters
Recreational Possession Limit (Individuals)30
Recreational Bag Limit (Individuals)15
Minimum Size (mm total length)250 (upper jaw to end of tail)
Main MarketLocal and interstate

Details on the current management controls for the Tasmanian Scalefish Fishery is provided on the Department of Natural Resources and Environment (NRE, Tas) website at the link: