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East coast commercial blacklip abalone closure 1 January 2019-31 March 2019

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Living Marine Resources Management Act 1995

 

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

 

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 the east coast of Tasmania 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 1 January 2019 to 11:59 pm 31 March 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 the east coast of Tasmania" is defined to mean: State waters off the east coast of Tasmania bounded in the north by the line of latitude 40o 59' 42" South at Eddystone Point and bounded in the west by the line of longitude 146o 52' 15" East at Whale Head.

 

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.

 

Dated: 13 December 2018

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Dr Ian Dutton

Director (Marine Resources)

 

INFORMATION

The commercial blacklip abalone fishery in State waters off the east coast of Tasmania from Eddystone Point to Whale Head is being closed from 12:01 am 1 January 2019 until 11:59 pm 31 March 2019 in the interest of resource sustainability. The closure does not include sub-block 31A.