Australian Sardine Regulations


SpeciesSardinops sagax
Common NameAustralian sardine
Main Commercial GearPurse Seine
Other GearBeach Seine
Commercial Gear LicenceScalefish Fishing Licence, Beach Seine Licence, Purse Seine Licence
Species LicenceDevelopmental Australian Sardine Permit
Trip Limit10kg with Scalefish Fishing Licence
Recreational Possession Limit (Individuals)100 (all baitfish spp. combined)
Recreational Bag Limit (Individuals)50 (all baitfish spp. combined)
Other RestrictionsSpatial Restrictions
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: