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 made on 13 July 2022 and acting pursuant to section 20(1) of the Living Marine Resources Management Act 1995 (the Act), hereby determine under rule 9 of the Fisheries (Abalone) Rules 2017 (the Rules):
A. That the dates of the closed season for that part of the commercial blacklip abalone fishery specified in schedule 1 are from 12:01 am 1 January 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 east coast of Bruny Island enclosed by an imaginary line commencing at the northernmost point of Dennes Point then running directly to the point of latitude 43° 04' 47.82" South, longitude 147° 29' 34.11" East then running due south to the line of latitude 43° 30' 09.72" South then running due west to the high-water mark at Boreel Head, then following the line of high water generally north to the point of commencement; and
- off the east coast of Tasmania bounded in the north by the line of latitude 41° 52' 05.86" South commencing at Peggys Point and running due east to the outer limit of State waters, and bounded in the south by the line of latitude 43° 13' 18.15" South commencing at Cape Pillar and running due east to the outer limit of State waters.
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 Act or the Rules has the same meaning in this notice.
Dated at HOBART this 13th day of December 2022
Dr Ian Dutton
General Manager (Marine Resources)
(This information does not form part of the notice)
The commercial blacklip abalone fishery in State waters off the east coast of Bruny Island (block 16), and off the east coast of Tasmania from Peggys Point (Bicheno) in the north to Cape Pillar in the south (blocks 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27 and sub-block 28A) is being closed to commercial fishing for blacklip abalone from 12:01 am 1 January 2023 to 11:59 pm 31 December 2023 in the interest of stock recovery.