Share Class Linkage Decisions

Linking shares to access will provide fishers with a stronger property right and the opportunity to grow their business with greater certainty around the value of their investment.

The date the new share linkage arrangements will commence has been extended to give fishing business owners more time to adjust.

Estuary General – Meshing

  • All fishers must hold the minimum shareholding of 125 shares to be
    endorsed to fish from December 2017.
  • Effort quota (days) will commence from December 2017.
  • Catch quota for some species will commence from December 2017.

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Estuary General – Category One Hauling

  • All fishers must hold the minimum shareholding of 125 shares to be endorsed to fish from December 2017.
  • Effort quota (days) will commence from December 2017.
  • Catch quota for some species will commence from December 2017.

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Estuary General – Category Two Hauling

  • All fishers must hold the minimum shareholding of 125 shares to be endorsed to fish from December 2017.
  • Effort quota (days) will commence from December 2017.

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Estuary General – Mud Crab Trapping

  • All fishers must hold the minimum shareholding of 125 shares to be endorsed to fish from December 2017.
  • Effort quota (trap numbers) will commence from December 2017.
  • Catch quota for mud crabs will commence from December 2017.

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Estuary General – Trapping

  • All fishers must hold the minimum shareholding of 125 shares to be endorsed to fish from December 2017.
  • Effort quota (trap numbers) will commence from December 2017.
  • Catch quota for blue swimmer crabs will commence from December 2017.

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Estuary General – Eel Trapping

  • All fishers must hold the minimum shareholding of 125 shares to be endorsed to fish from December 2017.
  • Effort quota (trap numbers) will commence from December 2017.
  • Catch quota for eels will commence from December 2017.

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Estuary General – Prawning

  • All fishers must hold the relevant minimum shareholding to be endorsed to fish from December 2017.
    • Region 1 – 150 shares » Region 5 – 125 shares
    • Region 2 – 150 shares » Region 6 – 150 shares
    • Region 3 – 150 shares » Region 7 – 150 shares
    • Region 4 – 150 shares

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Estuary General – Handline and Hauling Crew

  • All fishers must hold the minimum shareholding of 375 shares to be endorsed to fish from December 2017.

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Estuary General – Hand Gathering

  • Minimum shareholding - as per current arrangement.
  • Catch quota will commence by December 2018.

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Estuary Prawn Trawl – Clarence River

  • All fishers must hold the minimum shareholding of 250 shares to be endorsed to fish from December 2017.

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Estuary Prawn Trawl – Hawkesbury River

  • All fishers must hold the minimum shareholding of 200 shares to be endorsed to fish from December 2017.

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Estuary Prawn Trawl – Hunter River

  • The linking of shares to resource access in this share class has been suspended due to the Williamtown contamination event.

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Ocean Trap and Line – Demersal Fish Trap

  • All fishers must hold the minimum shareholding of 50 shares to be endorsed to fish from December 2017.

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Ocean Trap and Line – Line West

  • All fishers must hold the minimum shareholding of 60 shares to be endorsed to fish from December 2017.

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Ocean Trap and Line – Line East

  • Minimum shareholding – as per current arrangements.
  • Catch quota for some species will commence by December 2018.

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Ocean Trap and Line – School and Gummy Shark

  • Minimum shareholding – as per current arrangements.

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Ocean Trap and Line – Spanner Crab Southern Zone

  • Minimum shareholding – as per current arrangements.
  • Catch quota will commence from December 2017.

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Ocean Hauling – Garfish Net

  • All fishers must hold the relevant minimum shareholding to be endorsed to fish from December 2017.
    • Region 1 – 10 shares » Region 5 – 40 shares
    • Region 2 – 40 shares » Region 6 – 40 shares
    • Region 3 – 40 shares » Region 7 – 40 shares
    • Region 4 – 40 shares
  • Catch quota will commence from December 2017.

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Ocean Hauling – General

  • Minimum shareholding – as per current arrangements.
  • Shares linked to unendorsed crew will commence from December 2017.

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Ocean Hauling – Hauling Net (General Purpose)

  • All fishers must hold the relevant minimum shareholding to be endorsed to fish from December 2017.
    • Region 1 – 80 shares » Region 5 – 70 shares
    • Region 2 – 50 shares » Region 6 – 50 shares
    • Region 3 – 120 shares » Region 7 – 160 shares
    • Region 4 – 50 shares
  • Shares linked to unendorsed crew will commence from December 2017.

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Ocean Hauling – Pilchard, Anchovy and Bait Net

  • All fishers must hold the relevant minimum shareholding to be endorsed to fish from December 2017.
    • Region 1 – 30 shares » Region 4 – 20 shares
    • Region 2 – 10 shares » Region 5 – 30 shares
    • Region 3 – 30 shares » Region 6 – 20 shares

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Ocean Hauling – Purse Seine

  • Minimum shareholding – as per current arrangements.
  • Catch quota for some species will commence by December 2018.

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Ocean Trawl – Deepwater Prawn

  • All fishers must hold the minimum shareholding of 25 shares to be endorsed to fish from December 2017.

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Ocean Trawl – Fish Northern Zone

  • All fishers must hold the minimum shareholding of 50 shares to be endorsed to fish from December 2017.
  • Catch quota for some species will commence by December 2018.

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Ocean Trawl – Inshore and Offshore Prawn

  • All fishers must hold the minimum shareholding of 50 shares to be endorsed to fish from December 2017.
  • Effort quota (hull unit days) will commence from December 2018.
  • Catch quota for some species will commence by December 2018.

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