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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-west 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-west coast of Tasmania to the activities of the take of blacklip abalone (Haliotis rubra) with a shell length less than 129 mm by the holder of a fishing licence (abalone dive) are as follow:

     

    from 12:01 am 1 January 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 north-west coast of Tasmania" is defined to mean: State waters off the north-west coast of Tasmania enclosed by an imaginary line running from the northernmost point of Woolnorth Point to the point of latitude 40o 37' 14.40" South, longitude 144o 41' 37.87" east, then running due north to the line of latitude 40o 16' 58.41" South, then running due west to the line of longitude 144o 26' 18.11" East, then running due south to the line of latitude 41° 03' 13.74" South, then running due east to the mouth of the Arthur River, and following the line of high water in a generally northerly direction to the point of commencement at Woolnorth Point.

 

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-west coast of Tasmania must be fished at a legal minimum length of 129 mm in 2019. The 129 mm size limit area includes sub-blocks 49D, 5A, 5B and 5C only.