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PWS Public Safety Update

17/01/2019

The Tasmania Parks and Wildlife Service (PWS) is continuing to assess the fire situation and extract bushwalkers from fire-affected remote reserves and parks across the state.More

PWS Public Safety Alert

16/01/2019

There has been considerable thunderstorm activity across the state overnight. Some fires have started in remote areas and the situation is being assessed as a matter of urgency.More

Gell River Fire update 14 January 2019 4.00 pm

15/01/2019

A fire is burning within the Franklin-Gordon Wild Rivers National Park, to the north of the Denison Range and through the Vale of Rasselas.More

Roberts Point Marine Conservation Area

The Roberts Point Marine Conservation Area occupies 138.6 hectares in the D'Entrecasteaux Channel surrounding Roberts Point on the western side of North Bruny Island.

Roberts Point Marine Conservation Area

The reserve area is subject to strong currents and low ambient light levels, providing habitat for a range of sediment communities and a vast array of invertebrate life not commonly found elsewhere. The area includes unusual sheltered deep reef habitat subjected to strong tidal currents, and a very localised black cowrie population. The area also provides a refuge for benthic faunal communities that have declined elsewhere in the D'Entrecasteaux Channel.

The area was proclaimed a conservation area under the Nature Conservation Act 2002 on 9 December 2009. This reserve class provides for the protection and maintenance of the natural and cultural values of the area and the sustainable use of natural resources. 

Fishing is permitted in the reserve. Rules and regulations relating to recreational fishing in Tasmania can be found in the Recreational Sea Fishing Guide.