Living Marine Resources Management Act 1995
Fisheries (Commercial Dive) Rules 2021
NOTICE OF THE DATES OF THE CLOSED SEASON FOR A PART OF THE COMMERCIAL DIVE FISHERY
NOTICE OF COMMERCIAL DIVE FISHERY CLOSURE TO SPECIFIC ACTIVITIES
I, Dr Ian Dutton, General Manager (Marine Resources) in the Department of Natural Resources and Environment Tasmania, acting pursuant to a delegation from the Minister for Primary Industries and Water made on 13 July 2022 and acting pursuant to section 20(1) of the Living Marine Resources Management Act 1995 (the Act), hereby determine under rule 12 of the Fisheries (Commercial Dive) Rules 2021 (the Rules):
A. That the dates of the closed season for those parts of the commercial dive fishery specified in schedule 1 are from 12:01 am 26 September 2022 to 11:59 pm 31 August 2023; and
B. That the parts of the commercial dive fishery specified in schedule 1 are closed to, or in respect of, the activities specified in schedule 2.
being that area of State waters bounded in the north by an imaginary straight line running due east from the northernmost point of Gardens Lagoon Beach to the outer limit of State waters, and bounded in the south by an imaginary line running due east from the mouth of the Scamander River to the outer limit of State waters.
While on a commercial fishing trip in State waters for the purpose of taking short-spined sea urchin (species Heliocidaris erythrogramma) the holder of a fishing licence (commercial dive) must not enter the water by swimming or diving.
Any expression used in this notice having a particular meaning under the Act or the Rules has the same meaning in this notice. All coordinates used in this notice are specified in GDA94.
Dated at HOBART this 23 day of September 2022
DR IAN DUTTON
GENERAL MANAGER - MARINE RESOURCES
(This information does not form part of the notice)
This notice has the effect of closing the commercial dive fishery to the take of short-spined sea urchin in the St Helens catch-capped area, sub-blocks 29D, 30A, and 30B from Monday 26 September 2022 until the end of season, being 31 August 2023. This is part of arrangements to control the total amount of short-spined sea urchins harvested in the interest of resource sustainability.