Living Marine Resources Management Act 1995
Fisheries (Abalone) Rules 2017
NOTICE OF THE DATES OF THE CLOSED SEASON FOR THE COMMERCIAL GREENLIP 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 greenlip abalone fishery specified in schedule 1 are from 12:01 am 1 January 2023 to 11:59 pm 2 July 2023;
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 greenlip abalone fishery in State waters off the north-east coast of Tasmania enclosed by an imaginary line commencing where the line of longitude 147° 47' 01.46" East meets the high watermark on mainland Tasmania at Tomahawk Beach then running due north to where it meets the line of latitude 40° 39' South, then running due east to the line of longitude 148° 33' 31.88" East, then following that line of longitude due south to the line of latitude 40° 59' 42" South, then running due west to the high water mark at Eddystone Point, then following the line of high water generally north-west to the point of commencement.
While on a commercial fishing trip in State waters for the purpose of taking greenlip abalone (Haliotis laevigata) 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 greenlip abalone fishery in State waters off the north-east coast of Tasmania is being closed in the interest of resource sustainability. The following sub-blocks will close to commercial fishing for greenlip abalone from 12:01 am 1 January 2023 to 11:59 pm 2 July 2023: sub-blocks 31A, 31B, 39A and 39B only.