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Notice of Commercial Dive Fishery TACs and Zones for 22-23 season

Notice of Commercial Dive Fishery TACs and Zones for 22-23 season


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Living Marine Resources Management Act 1995

Fisheries (Commercial Dive) Rules 2021

 

NOTICE OF THE TOTAL ALLOWABLE COMMERCIAL CATCH FOR CONTROLLED FISH FOR THE COMMERCIAL DIVE FISHERY

AND

NOTICE OF THE PARTS OF THE COMMERCIAL DIVE FISHERY FROM WHICH THE TOTAL ALLOWABLE CATCH MAY BE TAKEN

 

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 rules 12 and 14 of the Fisheries (Commercial Dive) Rules 2021 (the Rules):

A.    That the parts of the commercial dive fishery are to be as specified in schedule 1, and this is to be effective from 12:01 am 1 September 2022; and

 

B.     That the total allowable commercial catch of periwinkles (molluscs of the species Lunella undulata) which may be taken is as specified in Schedule 2, having respect to the fishery parts defined in Schedule 1; and

 

C.    That the total allowable commercial catch of short-spined sea urchin (species Heliocidaris erythrogramma) which may be taken is as specified in Schedule 3, having respect to the fishery parts defined in Schedule 1.

 

SCHEDULE 1

Northern part

being that area of State waters on the north coast of Tasmania (including the Kent group of islands, the Furneaux group of islands and King Island) bounded in the west by an imaginary straight line running due west from Bluff Point 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 40°48'00"S, and running due east to the outer limit of State waters; and

 

North-Eastern part

being that area of State waters on the north-east coast of Tasmania bounded in the north 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 40°48'00"S, and running due east to the outer limit of State waters, and bounded in the south by an imaginary straight line running north-east from a point at lat 42°10'19"S long 148°18'03"E to lat 42°09'51"S long 148°18'56"E, and then running due east to the outer limit of State waters; and

 

Central-Eastern part

being that area of State waters on the east coast of Tasmania bounded in the north by an imaginary straight line running north-east from a point at lat 42°10'19"S long 148°18'03"E 18'E to lat 42°09'51"S long 148°18'56"E, then running straight due east to the outer limit of State waters, and bounded in the south by an imaginary straight line running due east from a point at lat 42°46'02"S long 147°52'50"E to the outer limit of State waters; and

 

South-Eastern part

being that area of State waters on the south-eastern coast of Tasmania bounded in the north by an imaginary straight line running due east from a point at lat 42°46'02"S long 147°52'50"E to the outer limit of State waters, and bounded in the south by an imaginary straight line running due south from Whale Head near South East Cape to the outer limit of State waters; and

 

Western part

being that area of State waters on the west coast of Tasmania bounded in the south by an imaginary straight line running due south from Whale Head near South East Cape to the outer limit of State waters, and bounded in the north by an imaginary straight line running due west from Bluff Point to the outer limit of State waters.

 

SCHEDULE 2

The total allowable commercial catch of periwinkles (molluscs of the species Lunella undulata) that may be taken in the period from 1 September to 31 August 2023 is 55.8 tonnes, and this is to be shared between the fishery parts defined in Schedule 1 as shown accordingly:

 

Northern: 16.2 tonnes

North-Eastern: 12.8 tonnes

Central-Eastern: 7.2 tonnes

South-Eastern: 6 tonnes

Western: 13.6 tonnes

 

SCHEDULE 3

The total allowable commercial catch of short-spined sea urchin (species Heliocidaris erythrogramma) that may be taken in the period from 1 September 2022 to 31 August 2023 is 175 tonnes, and this is to be shared between the fishery parts defined in Schedule 1 as shown accordingly:

 

Northern: 39 tonnes

North-Eastern: 37 tonnes

Central-Eastern: 45 tonnes

South-Eastern: 44 tonnes

Western: 10 tonnes

 

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 18 day of August 2022

 

DR IAN DUTTON

GENERAL MANAGER - MARINE RESOURCES

 

Information

(This information does not form part of the notice)

This notice has the effect of defining the new fishing zone borders and setting the total allowable catches for periwinkles and short-spined sea urchin for the commercial dive fishery from 1 September 2022. This is part of arrangements to control the total amount of periwinkles and short-spined sea urchins harvested in the interest of resource sustainability.​