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, Director (Marine Resources) in the Department of Primary Industries, Parks, Water and Environment, acting pursuant to a delegation from the Minister for Primary Industries and Water made on 12 November 2018 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):
- 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 19 July 2021 to 11:59 pm 31 December 2021; and
- 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 north-east coast of Flinders Island within an area enclosed by an imaginary line commencing where the point of latitude 40o 01' 01.21" South meets the high water mark on Planter Beach, then running due east to the line of longitude 148o 36' 10.44" East, then running due north to the line of latitude 39o 35' 19.85" South, then running due west to the line of longitude 148o 05' 03.95" East, then running directly to the high water mark on Foochow Beach North closest to the point of latitude 39o 45' 24.93" South, longitude 147o 58' 51.30" East, then following the line of high water generally south-east 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 14th day of July 2021
Dr Ian Dutton
Director (Marine Resources)
(This information does not form part of the notice)
The commercial blacklip abalone fishery in State waters off the north-east coast of Flinders Island is being closed. The following block will close to commercial fishing for blacklip abalone from 12:01 am 19 July 2021 to 11:59 pm 31 December 2021: block 38 (comprising sub-blocks 38A [Babel Island], 38B and 38C) only.