Seaward Limits

Inland Fisheries Service has jurisdiction over all inland waters, which are on the inland side of the seaward limit, the boundary between marine and inland waters. The seaward limits are generally marked by a physical structure like a bridge, road or white posts but in certain locations are designated simply by map coordinates.

Inland Fisheries Service has jurisdiction over all inland waters, which are on the inland side of the seaward limit, the boundary between marine and inland waters. The seaward limits are generally marked by a physical structure like a bridge, road or white posts but in certain locations are designated simply by map coordinates. For a full list of the State’s seaward limits, refer to the Inland Fisheries (Seaward Limits) Order 1996. Some of the common seaward limits are as follows:

  • Great Forester River - where the river flows through Adams Cut and enters Anderson Bay at grid reference E537000 N5460780, being a continuation of the high-water mark on Waterhouse Beach
  • Huon River - a straight line drawn between white posts on the southern side of Castle Forbes Bay and the eastern bank of the river
  • Inglis River - the downstream side of the C234 road bridge
  • River Leven - the downstream side of the A1 road bridge
  • Mersey River - a straight line running north-east from the junction of the B19 Road and Tarleton Road on the western shore to the boat ramp on the eastern shore of the river
  • Scamander River - the downstream side of the A3 road bridge
  • Swan River - a straight line between the white posts on opposite banks of the river near where it enters King Bay
  • River Tamar - the parallel of latitude of Haystack Point
  • River Derwent - the parallel of latitude of the eastern extremity of Dogshear Point.

The complete list of seaward limits as it appears in Inland Fisheries Regulation 1996 can be found here: Seaward Limits