Living Marine Resources Management Act 1995
Fisheries (Commercial Dive) Rules 2021
NOTICE OF THE DATES OF THE CLOSED SEASON FOR A PART OF THE COMMERCIAL DIVE FISHERY
NOTICE OF COMMERCIAL DIVE 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 15 November 2022 and acting pursuant to section 20(1) of the Living Marine Resources Management Act 1995 (the Act), hereby determine under rule 12 of the Fisheries (Commercial Dive) Rules 2021 (the Rules):
A. That the dates of the closed season for those parts of the commercial dive fishery specified in schedule 1 are from 12:01 am 18 May 2023 to 12:01 am 31 August 2023; and
B. That the parts of the commercial dive fishery specified in schedule 1 are closed to, or in respect of, the activities specified in schedule 2.
All that part of the commercial dive fishery known as Eddystone, being that area of State waters bounded in the north by an imaginary line from the northern side of the mouth of the Great Musselroe River at Musselroe Bay running due west for 100 metres, then following the shoreline 100 metres from shore to the northernmost tip of Musselroe Point, then running due north until intersection with the line of latitude 40°48'00"S, and running due east to the outer limit of State waters, and bounded in the south by an imaginary straight line running due east from Eddystone point to the outer limit of State waters..
While on a commercial fishing trip in State waters for the purpose of taking periwinkles (molluscs of the species Lunella undulata), the holder of a fishing licence (commercial 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. All coordinates used in this notice are specified in GDA94.
Dated at HOBART this 15th day of May 2023
DR IAN DUTTON
GENERAL MANAGER - MARINE RESOURCES
(This information does not form part of the notice)
This notice has the effect of closing the commercial dive fishery to the take of periwinkles in the Eddystone catch-capped area, sub-block 31A from Thursday 18th May 2023 until the end of season, 31 August 2023. This is part of arrangements to control the total amount of periwinkles harvested in the interest of resource sustainability.