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Notice under Section 94 of the Living Marine Resources Management Act 1995.

​​​Living Marine Resources Management Act 1995

Section 94

Public Notice – Total Allowable Catch for the Mackerel Fishery 2020/21 and 2021/22

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 seasons 1 May 2020 to 30 April 2021 ​and 1 May 2021 to 30 April 2022 at 5,020 tonnes for each open season.

2. Determine that the parts of the commercial mackerel fishery from which the total allowable catch for 2020/21 and 2021/22 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 the 2020/21 and 2021/22 seasons 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     20/10 / 2020

Guy Barnett MP
MINISTER FOR PRIMARY INDUSTRIES AND WATER

INFORMATION
This notice sets the total allowable catch for the 2020/21 and 2021/22 quota years 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.



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