The death of a Victorian man in the Derwent River has renewed concerns about the safety of the Hobart waterfront.
The body of Leongatha man Jarrod Davies, 27, was recovered by police near Elizabeth Street Pier on Tuesday.
Mr Davies is the second interstate visitor to die in the area in just over three months, with another Victorian man, 32-year-old Robert Xu, drowning in Victoria Dock in November.
A former employee of Mures Fish Centre on Victoria Dock, who wished to be anonymous, said in their five years working on the waterfront they personally witnessed three people fall into the surrounding docks.
"There would be chatter among staff about people going in all the time," they said.
The former employee recounted an incident when another former colleague jumped into Constitution Dock to rescue a young girl who had fallen into the water and became trapped between the dock and a fish punt.
"Three people, either employees or people passing by, had to hold the punt back because the water was coming in and the punt was coming up against the wall. She was trapped between the punt and the wall in the net under the water," they said.
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The former employee said they had always felt safe around the waterfront as a local but said it was a safety risk for tourists who do not know the area.
"People get really close to the water because they want to take photos and it's obviously an attraction," they said.
"I have heard tourists describe the waterfront as unsafe multiple times.
"I don't know if installing railings is practical but I don't know what else they should do."
Premier Peter Gutwein said wharf safety was a conversation that needed to be had given the events of this week.
"When I am staying in Hobart I walk along the waterfront most evenings. I have seen some behaviours that are troubling and people can have accidents," Mr Gutwein said.
"It's a part of Hobart and it needs to be dealt with sensitively."
TasPorts chief executive Anthony Donald said safety on Hobart's waterfront was a priority for the company and there were a range of measures in place which were subject to continuous review.
"TasPorts will continue to openly and actively engage with key stakeholders, including the Hobart City Council, to ensure safety for all waterfront users," Mr Donald said.