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Commercial blacklip abalone closures 9 November 2020 to 31 December 2020

Commercial blacklip abalone closures 9 November 2020 to 31 December 2020


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):

  1. 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 9 November 2020 to 11:59 pm 31 December 2020; and

     
  2. that the parts of the abalone fishery specified in schedule 1 are closed to, or in respect of, the activities specified in schedule 2.

 

SCHEDULE 1

All those parts of the commercial blacklip abalone fishery in State waters:

  1. off the north-west coast of Tasmania within an area bounded by an imaginary line running from the northernmost point of Woolnorth Point to the point of latitude 40° 37' 14.40" South, longitude 144° 41' 37.87" East, then running due north to the line of latitude 40o 16' 58.41" South, then running due east to the line of longitude 145° 06' 50.90" East, then running due south to the high water mark at Pelican Point, then following the line of high water generally north-west back to the point of commencement; and

     
  2. off the north-east coast of Tasmania within an area bounded in the west by an imaginary line beginning where the line of longitude 147° 47' 01.46" East meets the high-water mark of the north coast of the mainland of Tasmania at Tomahawk Beach, then running due north until its junction with the line of latitude 40° 39' South, then due east along that line of latitude to the limit of State waters, and bounded in the east 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 40o 48' 00" South, and running due east to the outer limit of State waters; and

     
  3. off the south-east coast of Tasmania enclosed by an imaginary line commencing at the high-water mark of Boreel Head at longitude 147o 19' 24.85" east then running due south to the line of latitude 43o 34' 09.51" south then running due west to the line of longitude 147o 10' 40.38" east then running due north to the line of latitude 43o 30' 43.27" south then running due west to the high-water mark at Big Lagoon Beach then following the line of high water approximately north to Blubber Head then running directly to the high-water mark at Mays Creek then following the line of high water approximately south to the point of commencement; and

     
  4. off the upper-west coast of Tasmania bounded in the north by the line of latitude 41° 06' 30.68" South at Arthur Beach South and bounded in the south by the line of latitude 41o 21' 58.85" South at Wild Wave River.

 

SCHEDULE 2

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 4th day of November 2020

 

 

Dr Ian Dutton

Director (Marine Resources)

 

Information

(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 from 12:01 am 9 November 2020 to 11:59 pm 31 December 2020 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 48A, 48B, 48C, 49A, 49B and 49C only.

The commercial blacklip abalone fishery in State waters off the north-east coast of Tasmania is being closed. The following sub-blocks will close to commercial fishing for blacklip abalone from 12:01 am 9 November 2020 to 11:59 pm 31 December 2020: sub-blocks 31B, 39A and 39B only.

The commercial blacklip abalone fishery in State waters off the south-east coast of Tasmania is being closed. The following sub-blocks will close to commercial fishing for blacklip abalone from 12:01 am 9 November 2020 to 11:59 pm 31 December 2020: sub-blocks 14A, 14B, 14C, 14D and 14E only.

The commercial blacklip abalone fishery in State waters off the upper west coast of Tasmania is being closed. The following sub-blocks will close to commercial fishing for blacklip abalone from 12:01 am 9 November 2020 to 11:59 pm 31 December 2020: sub-blocks 6A, 6B and 6C only.