Recreational rock fishers have been urged to wear life jackets after a man drowned near Triabunna.
A coroners report released on Thursday found a 66-year-old man who died last year would have survived if he had been wearing a personal flotation device.
Lindi Sun was rock fishing with a friend on October 9 when a wave swept him into the water and he drowned.
His body was recovered by a police rescue helicopter 300 metres north of where the pair had been fishing.
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Neither Mr Sun nor his friend were wearing a PFD at the time of the incident.
Coroner Simon Cooper's report found there were no suspicious circumstances, and the cause of death was drowning.
"Had Mr Sun been wearing a PFD then he almost certainly would have survived after he entered the water," he said.
In the report, Mr Cooper said recreational fishing was a popular hobby in Tasmania in which many people have died in similar circumstances.
He said the death of Mr Sun was an occasion to highlight the dangers associated with rock fishing.
He recommended anyone engaged in rock fishing should carry out a proper risk assessment before commencing fishing, wear appropriate footwear, and always wear a PFD or buoyancy aid.
Mr Cooper said PFD's were cheap, comfortable, easy-to-use and widely available.
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