The state government is hoping a new survey will help create a sustainable future for recreational fishing in Tasmania.
Minister for Primary Industries and Water Guy Barnett said the survey will help inform a discussion paper which in turn will inform a 10 year strategic plan.
"It will be looking at your favourite fishing spots, how much you fish, when you fish, where you fish, why you fish, opportunities for further fishing and also the barriers to fishing," he said.
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He said the key goal of the 10 year plan was to encourage more recreational fishing in a sustainable way.
"We want to make sure that there's opportunities for sustainable fishing, so fishing for the future, for our kids and our grandkids," Mr Barnett said.
Mr Barnett said it was important to support the recreational fishing sector which contributed about $160 million to the Tasmanian economy annually.
Recreational fisherman Richard Sherriff, who is apart of the government's recreational advisory committee, said it was good all recreational fishers would be able to have an input.
He said restrictions around sizing and bag limits were some of the issues people wanted addressed.
"We have got to have sensible bag limits and sizing and it has got to be policed properly," Mr Sherriff said.
Mr Sheriff said he expected recreational fishers would jump at the chance to have their voice heard.
"I think they'll be very keen - I think there is a lot of good ideas out there and different regions have different pressures," he said.
The survey can be accessed here.
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