Living Marine Resources Management Act 1995
Fisheries (Abalone) Rules 2017
NOTICE OF THE DATES OF THE CLOSED SEASON FOR THE COMMERCIAL BLACKLIP ABALONE FISHERY AND NOTICE OF ABALONE FISHERY CLOSURE TO SPECIFIC ACTIVITIES
I, Dr Ian Dutton, General Manager (Marine Resources) in the Department of Natural Resources and Environment Tasmania, acting pursuant to a delegation from the Minister for Primary Industries and Water hereby determine under rule 9 of the Fisheries (Abalone) Rules 2017 (the Rules):
A. that the dates of the closed season for those parts of the commercial blacklip abalone fishery specified in schedule 1 are from 12:01 am 20 May 2023 to 11:59 pm 31 December 2023; and
B. that the parts of the abalone fishery specified in schedule 1 are closed to, or in respect of, the activities specified in schedule 2.
All those parts of the commercial blacklip abalone fishery in State waters off the upper east coast of Tasmania bounded in the north by the line of latitude 41o 16' 31.97" South at St Helens Point and bounded in the south by the line of latitude 41o 44' 53.41" South at Long Point.
While on a commercial fishing trip in State waters for the purpose of taking blacklip abalone (Haliotis rubra) the holder of a fishing licence (abalone dive) must not enter the water by swimming or diving.
Any expression used in this notice having a particular meaning under the Living Marine Resources Management Act 1995 or the Rules has the same meaning in this notice.
Dated at HOBART this 17th day of May 2023
Dr Ian Dutton
General Manager (Marine Resources)
(This information does not form part of the notice)
The commercial blacklip abalone fishery in State waters from Long Point (Seymour) northwards to St Helens Point is being closed. The following sub-blocks will close to commercial fishing for blacklip abalone from 12:01 am 20 May 2023 to 11:59 pm 31 December 2023: sub-blocks 29A, 29B, 29C and 29D only.