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North-east commercial greenlip abalone closure 10 May 2017 to 31 December 2017

Living Marine Resources Management Act 1995

Public Notice - Dates of closing of State waters of the commercial greenlip abalone fishery off the north-east coast of tasmania

Rule 9(3) of the Fisheries (Abalone) Rules 2009

Pursuant to the powers under the Fisheries (Abalone) Rules 2009 ("the Rules") that were delegated to the Director (Marine Resources) on 19 August 2015 by the Minister acting pursuant to section 20(1) of the Living Marine Resources Management Act 1995 ("the Act"):

 

  1. under rule 9(1) of the Rules I determine that the dates of closing of State waters of the commercial greenlip abalone fishery in north-east waters to the activities of the take of greenlip abalone (Haliotis laevigata) are as follows:from 10 May 2017 to 31 December 2017 inclusive; and
  2. under rule 9(3) of the Rules I also determine that, for the period specified in this notice, if the holder of a fishing licence (abalone dive) on a fishing trip takes greenlip abalone (Haliotis laevigata) in State waters outside the area specified in this notice then the area specified in this notice is closed to the activities of entering the water by swimming or diving;

 

 

where “north-east waters” is defined to mean: those State waters off the north-east coast of Tasmania within an area bounded in the west by an imaginary line beginning where the line of longitude 147° 27’ 00” East meets the high-water mark of the north coast of the mainland of Tasmania in Anderson Bay, then running due north until its junction with the line of latitude 40° 39’ South, then due east along that line of latitude to the limit of State waters, and bounded in the south by the line of latitude 40o 59' 43" South running from Eddystone Point due east to the outer limit of State waters.

 

Any expression used in this public notice having a particular meaning under the Act or the Rules has the same meaning in this public notice as it has in the Act or the Rules.  

 

 

 

Robert Gott

DIRECTOR (MARINE RESOURCES)

 

Dated: 8 May 2017

 

Information

The commercial greenlip abalone fishery in State waters off the north-east coast of Tasmania is being closed from 10 May 2017 until 31 December 2017 inclusive as part of arrangements to control the total amount of greenlip abalone harvested in this area in the interest of resource sustainability. This closed area relates to commercial fishing for greenlip abalone in fishing sub-blocks 31A, 31B, 39A, 39B, 40A, 40B and 40C only