Learn about our seafood industry’s proud past with images, videos and audio. 

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Catching scalefish from Bridport
Catching scalefish from Bridport

History

Listen to Hayden Miller on scalefishing from Bridport

Exploring the deep seas off Bicheno
Exploring the deep seas off Bicheno

History

Bicheno has a very long history with the commercial fishing industry, with species such as crayfish, abalone and scallops being the lifeblood of the town for many decades. 

Bicheno has a very long history with the commercial fishing industry, with species such as crayfish, abalone and scallops being the lifeblood of the town for many decades. 

Reverend Robert Knopwood’s diaries
Reverend Robert Knopwood’s diaries

History

Saturday 18 May 1805:  ‘am at 12 I went afishing and caught 38 Rock Cod, some very large and 5 Perch and some Flat heads in all about 60 Fish and returned home at 5 pm to dinner’.

John Haslam on the early Abalone industry
John Haslam on the early Abalone industry

History

Listen to John Haslam recall stories of early Abalone fishing

Cray fishing in the 1940s: the ‘Dood’ Pike story
Cray fishing in the 1940s: the ‘Dood’ Pike story

History

Listen to Arthur 'Dood' Pyke recall the start of the Tasmanian rock lobster industry