Crowdy Head

Area affected

Species of fish that must not be taken

Methods of fishing prohibited

Period

Crowdy Head Boat Harbour - Lobster

The whole of the waters of Crowdy Head boat harbour and the adjoining South Pacific Ocean up to a line drawn from the northernmost extremity of the southern breakwater to the westernmost extremity of the northern breakwater, that part of the South Pacific Ocean extending 100 metres in a westerly direction from the abovementioned line, and that part of the South Pacific Ocean extending 100 metres on the seaward side of the breakwaters of Crowdy Head boat harbour from the beginning of the breakwaters to their extremities.

Any species of rocklobster and slipper lobster (Scyllarides spp.)

Any method.

All year.

Crowdy Head Boat Harbour - Nets and Traps

The whole of the waters of Crowdy Head boat harbour and the adjoining South Pacific Ocean up to a line drawn from the northernmost extremity of the southern breakwater to the westernmost extremity of the northern breakwater, that part of the South Pacific Ocean extending 100 metres in a westerly direction from the abovementioned line, and that part of the South Pacific Ocean extending 100 metres on the seaward side of the breakwaters of Crowdy Head boat harbour from the beginning of the breakwaters to their extremities.

Any species of fish.

Any method involving the use of the following:

  1. a trap,
  2. a hoop or lift net.

All year.

Mermaid Reef

All waters extending 200 metres in all directions around a point centred on the following coordinates:

  • S31o46.237'S
  • E152o48.682'

Any species of fish.

All methods of line fishing using bait (whether alive or dead but excluding soft plastics, artificial baits, baits that are not animal products and baits that are not derived from animal products).

All year.

“Line fishing” means use of rod and line or handline.
“Ocean Trap and Line Fishery” means the share management fishery of that name, as described in Schedule 1 to the Act.
Latitude and longitude co-ordinates are in WGS 84 datum.
This notification takes effect on publication in the New South Wales Government Gazette and remains in force for a period of five (5) years from the date of publication.

Note 1: The purpose of this fishing closure is to implement additional protection measures for the Grey Nurse Shark.
Note 2: This closure does not affect the operation of Clauses 265 and 267 of the Fisheries Management (General) Regulation 2010.

Fisheries Management Act 1994 (NSW), Section 8 Notification, Grey Nurse Shark Protection as specified in the NSW Government Gazette Number 96 (PDF, 34.8 KB), 21 September 2012 at page 4035.