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 that part of the commercial blacklip abalone fishery specified in schedule 1 are from 12:01 am 28 May 2023 to 11:59 pm 31 December 2023; and
B. That the part of the abalone fishery specified in schedule 1 is closed to, or in respect of, the activities specified in schedule 2.
All that part of the commercial blacklip abalone fishery in State waters off the north-west coast of Tasmania within an area bounded by an imaginary line running from the northernmost point of Woolnorth Point to the point of latitude 40° 37' 14.40" South, longitude 144° 41' 37.87" East, then running due north to the line of latitude 40° 16' 58.41" South, then running due east to the line of longitude 145° 06' 50.90" East, then running due south to the line of latitude 40° 40' 53.37" South, then running due west to the line of high water at Guyton Point, then following the line of high water in an approximately north-west direction to Little Creek, then running due west to the line of longitude 144° 51' 01.60" East, then running due south to where it meets the high watermark on mainland Tasmania near Harcus River, then following the line of high water generally north-west back to the point of commencement.
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 25th 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 off the north-west coast of Tasmania is being closed from 12:01 am 28 May 2023 to 11:59 pm 31 December 2023 as part of arrangements to control the total amount of blacklip abalone harvested in this area in the interest of resource sustainability. This closed area relates to commercial blacklip abalone fishing in fishing sub-blocks 48B, 48C, 49A, 49B and 49C only.