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Dates of the closed season for part of the commercial blacklip abalone fishery in state waters off the Freycinet Peninsula on the East Coast of Tasmania

Living Marine Resources Management Act 1995


Public Notice - Dates of the closed season for part of the commercial blacklip abalone fishery in State waters off the freycinet peninsula on the 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 dates of closing of the commercial blacklip abalone fishery in State waters off the Freycinet Peninsula to the activities of the take of blacklip abalone (Haliotis rubra) with a shell length less than 145 mm by the holder of a fishing licence (abalone dive) are as follows:from 1 April 2018 to 31 December 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 Freycinet Peninsula” is defined to mean: State waters off the east coast of Tasmania bounded in the north by the line of latitude 410 52’ 05.89” South, bounded in the west by the line of longitude 1480 08’ 34” East, bounded in the east by the line of longitude 1480 35’ 44.30” East and bounded in the south by the line of latitude 420 30’ 25.30” South.

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 Freycinet Peninsula must be fished at a legal minimum length of 145 mm in 2018. The 145 mm size limit area includes sub-blocks 26B (Coles Bay), 26C, 26D, 27A, 27B, 27C, 27D, 27E and 28A (northern boundary Peggys Point) only.