I, Guy Barnett, Minister administering the Living Marine Resources Management Act 1995 (the Act), pursuant to Section 94 (2)(b) and (c) of the Act, for the quota period from 1 March 2022 to 28 February 2023, hereby:
- Determine the area of State waters adjacent to the east coast of Tasmania bounded in the north on the east coast by the line of latitude at 41º 16' 30" South running due east from St Helens Point and bounded in the south on the south east coast by the line of latitude at 43º 20' 00" South running due east of Coal Point (Adventure Bay, Bruny Island), excluding the D'Entrecasteaux Channel and the River Derwent, to be the rock lobster east coast catch-cap area; and,
- Determine that the portion of the rock lobster total allowable commercial catch to be taken from the east coast catch-cap area is 94 tonnes.
Expressions used in this Public Notice have the same meaning as in the Living Marine Resources Management Act 1995 and the Fisheries (Rock Lobster) Rules 2011.
Dated: 4 February 2022
Guy Barnett MP
Minister For Primary Industries and Water
This notice establishes a catch-cap for the area of the commercial rock lobster fishery between St Helens Point and Coal Point (Adventure Bay, Bruny Island) for the 2022/23 quota year. Once the catch-cap is reached, east coast waters will be closed via another public notice. For further information contact the Wild Fisheries Management Branch of the Department of Primary Industries, Parks, Water and Environment on 0419 364 405.