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Commercial north-east King Is greenlip and sub-block 5D, 6A, 6B and 6C blacklip closures 4 August 2019

Commercial north-east King Is greenlip and sub-block 5D, 6A, 6B and 6C blacklip closures 4 August 2019


Living Marine Resources Management Act 1995
 
Notice - Dates of the closed season for the commercial blacklip abalone fishery in State waters off the upper-west coast of Tasmania and for the commercial greenlip abalone fishery in State waters off the north-east coast of King Island

Rule 9(1) of the Fisheries (Abalone) Rules 2017

Pursuant to the powers under the Fisheries (Abalone) Rules 2017 (the Rules) that were delegated to the Director (Marine Resources) on 12 November 2018 by the Minister acting pursuant to section 20(1) of the Living Marine Resources Management Act 1995 (the Act), under rule 9(1) of the Rules:

1.       I determine that the dates of the closed season for the commercial blacklip abalone fishery in the area of State waters off the upper-west coast of Tasmania to the specific activities of the take of blacklip abalone (Haliotis rubra) by the holder of a fishing licence (abalone dive) are as follow:

from 12:01 am 4 August 2019 to 11:59 pm 31 December 2019; and

 
2.       I also determine that, during the closed season stated in 1. above, the holder of a fishing licence (abalone dive) while on a commercial fishing trip in State waters for the purpose of taking blacklip abalone (Haliotis rubra) must not enter the water, by swimming or diving, in the area stated in 1. above; and

3.       I also determine that the closed season for the commercial greenlip abalone fishery in the area of State waters off the north-east coast of King Island to the specific activities of the take of greenlip abalone (Haliotis laevigata) by the holder of a fishing licence (abalone dive) are as follow:

from 12:01 am 4 August 2019 to 11:59 pm 31 December 2019; and

 
4.       I also determine that, during the closed season stated in 3. above, the holder of a fishing licence (abalone dive) while on a commercial fishing trip in State waters for the purpose of taking greenlip abalone (Haliotis laevigata) must not enter the water, by swimming or diving, in the area stated in 3. above;

where: “State waters off the upper-west coast of Tasmania" is defined to mean: State waters off the upper-west coast of Tasmania bounded in the north by the line of latitude 41° 03' 13.74" South at Arthur River and bounded in the south by the line of latitude 41o 21' 58.85" South at Wild Wave River; and

where “State waters off the north-east coast of King Island" is defined to mean: State waters off the north-east coast of King Island enclosed by an imaginary line commencing where the line of longitude 143° 56' 54.46" East meets the high water mark at Cape Wickham, then following that line of longitude due north to the line of latitude 39° 30' 39.28" South, then running due east to the line of longitude 144° 12' 09.15" East, then running due south to the line of latitude 39° 58' 36.61" South, then running due west to the high water mark at Cumberland Light, then following the line of high water in a generally northerly direction back to the point of commencement.

Any expression used in this notice having a particular meaning under the Act or the Rules has the same meaning in this notice as it has in the Act or the Rules.

Dated: 30 July 2019

 

 

Dr Ian Dutton
Director (Marine Resources)

INFORMATION
(This information does not form part of this notice.)

The commercial blacklip abalone fishery in State waters off the upper-west coast of Tasmania from Arthur River to Wild Wave River is being closed from 12:01 am 4 August 2019 to 11:59 pm 31 December 2019 in the interest of resource sustainability. The closure includes sub-blocks 5D, 6A, 6B and 6C only.

The commercial greenlip abalone fishery in State waters off the north-east coast of King Island from Cape Wickham to Cumberland Light is being closed from 12:01 am 4 August 2019 to 11:59 pm 31 December 2019 in the interest of resource sustainability. The closure includes sub-blocks 2A, 2B, 2C and 4A only.​