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PUBLIC NOTICE - DATES OF CLOSING OF STATE WATERS OF THE COMMERCIAL BLACKLIP ABALONE FISHERY EAST OF THE FURNEAUX GROUP OF ISLANDS

Living Marine Resources Management Act 1995

 

Public Notice - Dates of closing of State waters of the commercial blacklip abalone fishery east of the Furneaux Group of islands

 

Rule 9 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 abalone fishery in State waters east of the Furneaux Group of islands to the take of blacklip abalone (Haliotis rubra) are as follows:

 

from 19 July 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 blacklip abalone (Haliotis rubra) 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 “State waters east of the Furneaux Group of islands” is defined to mean:- those State waters within an area bounded in the east by the line of longitude at 148° 35’ 36.2” East, and bounded in the west by an imaginary line commencing at the point latitude 40° 38’ 02.92” South and longitude 148° 10’ 49.31” East then running due north to the line of high water at South Head on Clarke Island then following the line of high water generally north-east to Seal Point then running generally east to Passage Point then following the line of high water generally east and north to Puncheon Point then running generally north to Pot Boil Point then following the line of high water generally north to the line of latitude 39° 45’ 24.84” South and then running generally north-east to the point of latitude 39° 35’ 39.29” South and longitude 148° 04’ 52.60” East, and bounded in the north by the line of latitude at 39° 35’ 39.29” South, and bounded in the south by the line of latitude at 40° 38’ 02.92” South.

 

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: 12 July 2017

 

Information

The commercial blacklip abalone fishery in State waters off the eastern side of the Furneaux Group of islands is being closed from 19 July 2017 until 31 December 2017 as part of arrangements to control the total amount of blacklip abalone harvested in this area in the interest of resource sustainability. This closed area relates to commercial blacklip abalone fishing in fishing blocks 33A, 33B, 33C, 36A, 36B, 38A, 38B and 38C only.