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):
A. That the dates of the closed season for that part of the commercial blacklip abalone fishery specified in schedule 1 are from 12:01 am 13 October 2019 to 11:59 pm 31 December 2019; and
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 blacklip abalone fishery in State waters adjacent to the north-west coast of mainland Tasmania enclosed by an imaginary line commencing at the intersection of the line of longitude 145° 06' 17.82" East and the line of latitude 40° 30' 24.48" South, then running due south to the line of latitude 40° 40' 53.37" South, then running due west to the line of high water at Guyton Point, then following the line of high water in an approximately north-west direction to Little Creek, then running due west to the line of longitude 144° 51' 01.60" East, then running due south to where it meets the high watermark on mainland Tasmania (~ at point of latitude 40° 44' 20.02" South), then following the line of high water approximately north-west to Woolnorth Point, then running directly to the high water mark on Weber Point, then running in an approximately north-east direction to the line of latitude 40° 30' 24.48" South at Yellow Beach then running directly 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 8th day of October 2019
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-west coast of Tasmania is being closed to control the total amount of blacklip abalone harvested in this area. The closed area relates to commercial fishing for blacklip abalone in fishing sub-blocks 48B and 48C only from 12:01 am 13 October 2019 to 11:59 pm 31 December 2019.