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 those parts of the commercial blacklip abalone fishery specified in schedule 1 are from 12:01 am 27 August 2019 to 11:59 pm 31 December 2019; 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 northern part of the east coast of Tasmania within an area bounded in the north 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 bounded in the south by the line of latitude 41° 52' 05.86" South commencing at Peggys Point and running due east to the outer limit of State waters; and
off the 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 48' 00.27" South, then running directly to the high water mark on the northern tip of Red Bluff, then following the line of high water generally east and south 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.
Dated at HOBART this 22nd day of August 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 northern part of the east coast of Tasmania from Peggys Point, Bicheno to Musselroe Bay, and the commercial blacklip abalone fishery in State waters around Babel Island are being closed. The following blocks and sub-blocks will close to commercial fishing for blacklip abalone from 12:01 am 27 August 2019 to 11:59 pm 31 December 2019: sub-blocks 28B, 28C, blocks 29, 30 and sub-block 31A, and sub-block 38A.