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Notice of Total Allowable Catch for the Mackerel Fishery 2019-20


LIVING MARINE RESOURCES MANAGEMENT ACT 1995

Definition of the parts of the Mackerel Fishery and the portion of the Total Allowable Catch to be taken in each part.


​​​​​​​​​I, Guy Barnett, Minister for Primary Industries and Water administering the Living Marine Resources Management Act 1995, acting under Section 94 of that Act, hereby:

1. Set the total allowable catch for the entire commercial mackerel fishery for the open season 1 May 2019 to 30 April 2020 at 5,020 tonnes.

2. Determine that the parts of the commercial mackerel fishery from which the total allowable catch for 2019/20 is to be taken are:

(a) Blue mackerel (Scomber australasicus) to be caught by the holders of a fishing licence (mackerel A);

(b) Blue mackerel (Scomber australasicus) to be caught by the holders of a fishing licence (mackerel B);

(c) Redbait (Emmelichthys nitidus) to be caught by the holders of a fishing licence (mackerel A);

(d) Redbait (Emmelichthys nitidus) to be caught by the holders of a fishing licence (mackerel B);

(e) Jack mackerels (Genus Trachurus) to be caught by the holders of a fishing licence (mackerel A);

(f) Jack mackerels (Genus Trachurus) to be caught by the holders of a fishing licence (mackerel B).


3. Determine that the portion of the total allowable catch to be taken from each part of the commercial mackerel fishery for 2019/20 is:

(a) Blue mackerel (Scomber australasicus) to be caught by the holders of a fishing licence (mackerel A) – 1,496 tonnes;

(b) Blue mackerel (Scomber australasicus) to be caught by the holders of a fishing licence (mackerel B) – 499 tonnes;

(c) Redbait (Emmelichthys nitidus) to be caught by the holders of a fishing licence (mackerel A) – 394 tonnes;

(d) Redbait (Emmelichthys nitidus) to be caught by the holders of a fishing licence (mackerel B) – 131 tonnes;

(e) Jack mackerels (Genus Trachurus) to be caught by the holders of a fishing licence (mackerel A) – 1,875 tonnes;

(f) Jack mackerels (Genus Trachurus) to be caught by the holders of a fishing licence (mackerel B) – 625 tonnes.

Dated   13 June 2019

Guy Barnett MP
MINISTER FOR PRIMARY INDUSTRIES AND WATER

INFORMATION
This notice sets the total allowable catch for the 2019/20 quota year for the Tasmanian commercial mackerel fishery. The notice also defines the parts of the fishery and the amount which can be taken from each part.​