Living Marine Resources Management Act 1995
NOTICE - DATES OF CLOSURE OF THE COMMERCIAL BLACKLIP ABALONE FISHERY IN STATE WATERS OFF HUNTER ISLAND AND THREE HUMMOCK 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 closure of the commercial blacklip abalone fishery in State waters off Hunter Island and Three Hummock Island to the 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 23 June 2019 to 11:59 pm 31 December 2019; and
2. I also determine that, during the dates of closure 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 closed area stated in 1. above;
where “State waters off Hunter Island and Three Hummock Island" is defined to mean: the area of State waters off Hunter Island and Three Hummock Island enclosed by an imaginary line commencing at the northernmost point of Woolnorth Point then running to the point of latitude 40o 37' 14.40" South, longitude 144o 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 145o 07' 04.56" East, then running due south to the line of latitude 40o 30' 02.93" South, then running due west to the high water mark on Hunter Island at Yellow Beach, then following the line of high water generally south to Weber Point, then running directly 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.
Dr Ian Dutton
DIRECTOR (MARINE RESOURCES)
Dated: 18 June 2019
This notice has the effect of closing the commercial blacklip abalone fishery in State waters off Hunter Island and Three Hummock Island in sub-blocks 49A, 49B and 49C only from 12:01 am 23 June 2019 to 11:59 pm 31 December 2019 as part of arrangements to control the total amount of abalone harvested in this area in the interest of resource sustainability. State waters off the south-east coast of Hunter Island from Weber Point in the south to Yellow Beach in the north are part of sub-block 48C and remain open commercially for blacklip abalone.