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Dates of closing of the commercial blacklip abalone fishery in state waters off the north-east coast of Tasmania

Living Marine Resources Management Act 1995


Public Notice - Dates of closing of the commercial blacklip abalone fishery in State waters off the north-east coast of Tasmania

​Rule 9(3) of the Fisheries (Abalone) Rules 2009

Pursuant to the powers under the Fisheries (Abalone) Rules 2009 ("the Rules") that were delegated to the Director (Marine Resources) on 19 August 2015 by the Minister acting pursuant to section 20(1) of the Living Marine Resources Management Act 1995 ("the Act"), under rule 9(3) of the Rules:

  1. I determine that the date of closing of the commercial blacklip abalone fishery in State waters off the north-east coast of Tasmania to the activities of the take of blacklip abalone (Haliotis rubra) by the holder of a fishing licence (abalone dive) is as follows:from 1 January 2018, inclusive; and
  2. I also determine that, for the period specified in this notice, if the holder of a fishing licence (abalone dive) on a fishing trip takes blacklip abalone (Haliotis rubra) in the commercial blacklip abalone fishery in State waters outside the area specified in this notice then the commercial blacklip abalone fishery in the area specified in this notice is closed to the holder of a fishing licence (abalone dive) to the activities of entering the water by swimming or diving;

where: “State waters off the north-east coast of Tasmania” is defined to mean: those State waters 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° 27’ 00” East meets the high-water mark of the north coast of the mainland of Tasmania in Anderson Bay, 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.

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

Dated: 15 December 2017

Robert Gott

Director (Marine Resources)

 

INFORMATION

The commercial blacklip abalone fishery in State waters off the north-east coast of Tasmania is being closed from 1 January 2018 inclusive 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 31B, 39A, 39B, 40A, 40B and 40C only. This fishery will open when the commercial greenlip abalone fishery in the area is opened.