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Freycinet Peninsula commercial blacklip abalone at 145 mm 1 April 2019-31 December 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 freycinet peninsula on 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 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 follow:

     

    from 12:01 am 1 April 2019 to 11:59 pm 31 December 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) outside the area specified in this notice must not enter the water, by swimming or diving, in the closed area stated in 1. above;

     

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 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 Freycinet Peninsula must be fished at a legal minimum length of 145 mm in 2019. 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.