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DATES OF CLOSED PART OF THE SCALEFISH FISHERY

Notice of closure for part of the Scalefish Fishery for the take and possession of squid on the north coast.

Living Marine Resources Management Act 1995

 

Fisheries (Scalefish) Rules 2015, Rule 11(1)(c)

DATES OF CLOSED PART OF THE SCALEFISH FISHERY

 

Pursuant to the powers under the Fisheries (Scalefish) Rules 2015 ("the Rules") that were delegated to the Director (Marine Resources) on 27 November 2015 by the Minister acting pursuant to section 20(1) of the Living Marine Resources Management Act 1995 ("the Act"), I hereby determine that the part of the scalefish fishery in the “north-west area” and the “central-north area” that comprises of the activities of:

  1. the take of squid; and,
  2. the possession of squid other than the possession of Gould’s squid by the holder of a Commonwealth authority that were taken under that Commonwealth authority or by the holder of a Tasmanian fishing licence (automatic squid jig) that were taken under the authority of that licence in State waters excluding the “north-west area” and the “central-north area”;

 

is closed from 6 October 2017 to 22 October 2017 (inclusive),

 

where:

 

north-west area” is defined to mean the area of State waters adjacent to the western north coast of Tasmania:

  1. bounded in the west by an imaginary line starting at Woolnorth Point and then running due west along the line of latitude 40°38’30”S to its intersection with the line of longitude at 144°30’E and then running due north along longitude 144ĚŠ 30’E; and,
  2. bounded in the north by the limit of State waters; and,
  3. bounded in the east by the line of longitude at 145°43’30”E; and,

“central-north area” is defined to mean the area of State waters adjacent to the eastern north coast of Tasmania:

  1. bounded in the west by the line of longitude at 146°32’E; and,
  2. bounded in the north by the limit of State waters; and,
  3. bounded in the east by the line of longitude at 147°01’15”E; and,
  4. including the waters of the Tamar River and Port Sorell.

 

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: 2 August 2017

 

Information

The squid fishery — including calamari and Gould’s squid — in two areas along the north coast will be subject to a spawning closure from 6 October 2017 to 22 October 2017 (inclusive). It is prohibited to take and possess squid in these areas during the closure. Transiting the areas in possession of squid taken outside the area is not permitted (with some minor exceptions). The closure applies to both recreational and commercial fishers.  See more details at the DPIPWE website (www.fishing.tas.gov.au). Please contact the Wild Fisheries Management Branch on (03) 6165 3044 if you require further information.