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North-east and north-west commercial greenlip abalone closure 1 January 2019-30 June 2019

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Living Marine Resources Management Act 1995

 

Notice - Dates of closure of the commercial greenlip abalone fishery in State waters off the north-east and north-west coasts 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 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) are as follow:

     

    from 12:01 am 1 January 2019 to 11:59 pm 30 June 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 greenlip abalone (Haliotis laevigata) must not enter the water, by swimming or diving, in the closed area stated in 1. above;

     

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 39' 17.57" South, then running due west to the line of longitude 147o 46' 56.65" East, then running due south to the high water mark at Tomahawk Beach, then following the line of high water generally west to the point of commencement.

 

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 greenlip abalone fishery in State waters off the north-east and north-west coasts of Tasmania is being closed from 12:01 am 1 January 2019 to 11:59 pm 30 June 2019 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 and 39, and down the east coast.