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Dates of closing of the commercial greenlip abalone fishery in state waters off the north-east and north-west coasts of Tasmania

Living Marine Resources Management Act 1995


Public Notice - Dates of closing of the commercial greenlip abalone fishery in State waters off the north-east and north-west coasts 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 greenlip abalone fishery in State waters off the north-east and north-west coasts of Tasmania to the activities of the take of greenlip abalone (Haliotis laevigata) 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 greenlip abalone (Haliotis laevigata) in the commercial greenlip abalone fishery in State waters outside the area specified in this notice then the commercial greenlip 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 and north-west coasts of Tasmania” is defined to mean: State waters off the north-east and north-west coasts of Tasmania enclosed by an imaginary line commencing where the line of longitude 144° 51’ 01.60” East meets the high watermark on mainland Tasmania (~ at point of latitude 40° 44’ 20.02” South) then running due north to where it meets the line of latitude 40° 40’ 50” South, then running due east to the line of longitude 145o 06’ 17.51” East, then following that line of longitude due north to the line of latitude 40o 17’ 25” South, then running due west to the line of longitude 144o 26’ 19.03” East, then running due south to the line of latitude 42o 08’ 29.06” South, then running due east to the line of longitude 148o 36’ 40.69” East, then running due north to the line of latitude 40o 23’ 09.66” South, then running due west to high water mark at Thirsty Lagoon, then following the line of high water generally west along the north coast of Cape Barren Island to the line of latitude 40o 25’ 47.14” South at River Point, then running due west to the line of longitude 147o 30’ 48.94” East, then running due south to the high water mark in Anderson Bay, then following the line of high water generally west to the point of commencement.

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: 18 December 2017

Robert Gott

Director (Marine Resources)

INFORMATION

The commercial greenlip abalone fishery in State waters off the north-east and north-west coasts of Tasmania is being closed from 1 January 2018 in the interest of resource sustainability. The closure includes, in the north-west, fishing blocks 48 (excluding sub-block 48A), 49 and 5 and down the west coast, and in the north-east, blocks 31, 32, 33, 39, 40 and down the east coast.