Marking of devices

All permitted devices that are left unattended must be marked with a tag. In some cases a buoy is required.

Hand held devices like rods and handlines do not need to be marked.

Tags

All registered devices must be marked with a tag that shows the:

  • registered owner’s name
  • registration number.

Note: Rock lobster pots only require registration number on tags.

All tags must:

  • be durable and non-corrodible in water
  • clearly display the marks required by regulations in letters and figures not less than 20mm in height
  • be made of a material that is durable in water
  • be 10 cm x 5 cm in size.

The following devices do not need a tag if the person responsible for it is within 50 metres at all times:

  • hand held devices
  • drop nets set from the shore
  • yabby pots set from the shore.

Buoys

Some devices must be marked with a buoy.

Buoys must:

  • be made of material that is durable in water
  • clearly display the marks required by regulations in letters and figures not less than 70mm in height
  • float on the surface of water
  • have a volume that is not less than
    • 4 litres with a 20 cm in diameter if used it marine water
    • 2 litres with a 15 to 20 cm diameter if used in the River Murray, Lakes, and Coorong
  • be the correct colour for the device it is attached to.

See the permitted devices page to see what devices must be marked with a buoy.

Page Last Reviewed: 27 Jul 2017
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