February 2016 Inland Fisheries Service News Archive

The locality of the road closures is marked with a red circle on this map.
Feb. 22, 2016

Access to the Tyenna River near Fitzgerald compromised due to logging operations

Norske Skog advise that access to the Tyenna River between John Bull Rd and Station Rd at Fitzgerald will not be possible after next week (26 February 2016). Harvesting operations occurring for a three month period after next week will prevent access to the Tyenna River from these roads.

Dr. Elise Furlan examining water samples collected from past carp habitat in Lake Crescent
Feb. 17, 2016

Work continues in the fight against carp using the latest scientific knowledge

Dr. Elise Furlan, a Postdoctoral Research Fellow from the University of Canberra recently returned to Tasmania, to continue her work in environmental DNA detection. Supported by the extensive data and knowledge of the Tasmanian Carp Management Program, the team led Dr. Furlan to known carp locations in Lake Sorell and past carp sites in Lake...

Feb. 10, 2016

A new carp hunting vessel speeds up the carp capturing process

The Inland Fisheries Service recently took delivery of a new custom designed shark cat, IFS9. Purpose built by Midnite Marine in Moonah, the net servicing design has the gill net run down the centre of the boat and out the back of the net chute. This allows large amounts (1km +) of gill net to...

Feb. 9, 2016

Changed access to boat ramps

Hydro Tasmania and Marine and Safety Tasmania advise that low water levels have affected the availability of boat ramps at three lakes. Lake Echo The Lake Echo Dam boat ramp has been closed. The remaining two formal ramps are still operational however it is recommended that when using the Middle Lake Echo boat ramp four...

Feb. 4, 2016

Boat ramp closure at Lake Gairdner

Hydro Tasmania advises that the only formally recognised boat ramp at Lake Gairdner will be closed temporarily from next week, as the result of scheduled power station maintenance. Hydro Tasmania needs to undertake work at Wilmot Power Station, during which the station will not be operational. The work will start on 8 February 2016. Lake...