September 2013 Inland Fisheries Service News Archive

The requirments for safety gear on vessels of various lengths, from MAST.
Sept. 10, 2013

Boating safety

Anglers are reminded of the safety equipment required to be carried on all boats in smooth waters (Inland waters) under The Marine and Safety Act 1997, to ensure a safe trip and avoid a $130.00 fine for failing to carry minimum safety equipment. Anchor rope and chain Approved PFD for all persons on board Bailer/Bilge...

iPhone's are assisting IFS officers with licence checks, Apps like INFISH assist anglers with finding out information on the fishery, modern technology is quite handy for fishing and fisheries.
Sept. 9, 2013

Smart licence checks

IFS compliance officers now have the capacity to check angling licence details by smart phone. The IFS licence database is available to officers in the field and allows quick and easy access to validate information where angler is not carrying their licence. At times this has also alleviated the need for anglers to produce their...

The Pedder galaxias has been the focus of recovery strategies for over thirty years. Photo courtesy of Dr. J. Patil.
Sept. 9, 2013

Journal article on Pedder galaxias published

Current and former staff of the Inland Fisheries Service have written and successfully had published a journal article summarising the plight of the Pedder galaxias. It has been included in a special edition of Marine and Freshwater Research focusing on the “Recovery of Threatened Freshwater Fish in Australia”. "The Pedder galaxias was saved from the...

Jack gains some useful experience from IFS out in the field.
Sept. 4, 2013

It’s an experience

The Inland Fisheries Service receives regular requests from schools looking for work experience placements for their students that are interested in pursuing a career in conducting fisheries research and management activities around Tasmania. The work students can expect to undertake is diverse and based in a variety of locations. This includes assisting the Carp Management...