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North-east commercial blacklip 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 blacklip abalone fishery in State waters off the north-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 north-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 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 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 north-east coast of Tasmania" is defined to mean: those State waters off the north-east coast of Tasmania within an area bounded in the west by an imaginary line beginning where the line of longitude 147° 47' 01.46" East meets the high-water mark of the north coast of the mainland of Tasmania at Tomahawk Beach, then running due north until its junction with the line of latitude 40° 39' South, then due east along that line of latitude to the outer limit of State waters, and bounded in the east by an imaginary line from the northern side of the mouth of the Great Musselroe River at Musselroe Bay running due west for 100 metres, then following the shoreline 100 metres from shore to the northernmost tip of Musselroe Point, then running due north until intersection with the line of latitude 40o 48' 00" South, and running due east to the outer limit of State waters.

 

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 north-east coast of Tasmania is being closed from 12:01 am 1 January 2019 to 11:59 pm 30 June 2019 as part of arrangements to control the total amount of blacklip abalone harvested in this area in the interest of resource sustainability. This closed area relates to commercial blacklip abalone fishing in fishing sub-blocks 31B, 39A and 39B only.