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Albatross Island commercial blacklip closure 3 Sept 2018

Albatross Island commercial blacklip closure 3 Sept 2018


Living Marine Resources Management Act 1995

 

NOTICE - DATES OF CLOSURE OF THE COMMERCIAL BLACKLIP ABALONE FISHERY IN STATE WATERS OFF ALBATROSS ISLAND

 

Rule 9(1) of the Fisheries (Abalone) Rules 2017

 

Pursuant to the powers under the Fisheries (Abalone) Rules 2017 ("the Rules") that were delegated to the Director (Marine Resources) on 2 July 2018 by the Minister acting pursuant to section 20(1) of the Living Marine Resources Management Act 1995 ("the Act"), under rule 9(1) of the Rules:

 

1.    I determine that the dates of closure of the commercial blacklip abalone fishery in State waters off Albatross Island to the activities of the take of blacklip abalone (Haliotis rubra) by the holder of a fishing licence (abalone dive) are as follow:

 

from 3 September 2018 to 31 December 2018 inclusive; and

 

2.    I also determine that, from the date stated in 1. above, the holder of a fishing licence (abalone dive) while on a commercial fishing trip in State waters for the purpose of taking blacklip abalone (Haliotis rubra) must not enter the water, by swimming or diving, in the closed area stated in 1. above;

 

where “State waters off Albatross Island" is defined to mean: the area of State waters off Albatross Island enclosed in the east by the line of longitude 144o 40' 42.23" East, enclosed in the west by the line of longitude 144o 38' 03.03" East, enclosed in the north by the line of latitude 40o 21' 32.63" South, and enclosed in the south by the line of latitude 40o 23' 35.95" South.

 

Any expression used in this notice having a particular meaning under the Act or the Rules has the same meaning in this notice as it has in the Act or the Rules.

 

 

 

 

 

Simon Willcox

A/DIRECTOR (MARINE RESOURCES)

 

Dated: 31 August 2018

 

 

Information

 

This notice has the effect of closing the commercial blacklip abalone fishery in State waters off Albatross Island in sub-block 49D only from 3 September 2018 to 31 December 2018 inclusive as part of arrangements to control the total amount of abalone harvested in this area in the interest of resource sustainability.