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 under 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 those parts of the commercial blacklip abalone fishery specified in schedule 1 are from 12:01 am 22 October 2022 to 11:59 pm 31 December 2022; 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 west coast of Tasmania enclosed by an imaginary line commencing where the line of latitude 42° 59' 28.41" South meets the high water mark at Low Rocky Point, then running due west to the line of longitude 145o 16' 37.02" East, then running due south to the line of latitude 43° 25' 42.59" South, then running due east to the high water mark in Faults Bay, then following the line of high water in a generally north-westerly direction 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 Act or the Rules has the same meaning in this notice.
Dated at HOBART this 19th day of October 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 west coast of Tasmania is being closed from 12:01 am 22 October 2022 to 11:59 pm 31 December 2022 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 11A, 11B, 11C, 11D and 11E only.