Aboriginal cultural fishing is distinct from recreational and commercial fishing, although Aboriginal Tasmanians are active across all three.
Access to Aboriginal cultural fishing is through permits issued by NRE Tas.
Catch and effort from cultural fishing is not available at this point. Target biomass reference points for optimising cultural fishing have not been defined but can be assumed to be higher (i.e. more abundant stock) than for recreational or commercial fishing. This means that any stocks below biomass target reference points for either recreational or commercial fisheries can also be assumed to be depleted below optimal levels for cultural fishing.