Fisheries Management (Red Sea Urchin) Fishing Closure Notification 2019

Fisheries Management (Red Sea Urchin) Fishing Closure Notification 2019

under the

Fisheries Management Act 1994

I, Andrew Moriarty, Acting Deputy Director General Fisheries, with the delegated authority of the Minister and the Secretary in pursuance of sections 227 and 228 of the Fisheries Management Act 1994 (“the Act”), and in pursuance of section 8 of the Act, give notice of the following fishing closure for Red Sea Urchin.

Dated this 1st day of October 2019

(published and in force 11 October 2019)

ANDREW MORIARTY,

Acting Deputy Director General Fisheries

Department of Primary Industries

(an office within the Department of Industry)

Fisheries Management (Red Sea Urchin) Fishing Closure Notification 2019

under the

Fisheries Management Act 1994

  1. Name of Notification

    This notification is the Fisheries Management (Red Sea Urchin) Fishing Closure Notification 2019.

  2. Commencement and duration

    This notification commences on the date it is published in the NSW Government Gazette and will remain in force until 31 December 2023.

  3. Definitions

    In this notification:

    fishing closure has the meaning set out in section 8 of the Act.

    fishing period has the meaning set out in clause 126 of the General Regulation.

    maximum test diameter means the maximum diameter of the sea urchin when measured along its longest axis and disregarding any spines.

    sea urchin and turban shell restricted fishery means the restricted fishery declared under Division 1 of Part 9 of the General Regulation.

    sea urchin endorsement means an endorsement on a commercial fishing licence that authorises the holder of the licence to take sea urchin for sale.

    the Act means the Fisheries Management Act 1994.

    the General Regulationmeans the Fisheries Management (General) Regulation 2019.

  4. Fishing closure

Pursuant to section 8 of the Act: :

(a)   during a fishing period, if the holders of sea urchin endorsements in the sea urchin and turban shell restricted fishery take the total quantity of Red Sea Urchins(Heliocidaris tuberculata) specified in Column 1 of the Table from the waters described opposite in Column 2 of the Table, all holders of sea urchin endorsements are prohibited from taking Red Sea Urchins from the waters described in Column 2  for the remainder of the fishing period; and

(b)  a holder of a sea urchin endorsement in the sea urchin and turban shell restricted fishery is prohibited from taking Red Sea Urchins(Heliocidaris tuberculata) with a maximum test diameter of less than 115mmfrom all waters.

TABLE – Regional Total Commercial Access Levels for Red Sea Urchin

Column 1

Total quantity - tonnes

Column 2

Waters

4.0

Region 1 (Subzones A – F2): The whole of the waters between a line drawn east from the points 153º 33' 07.2612" east, 28º 09' 52.3404" south and 151º 47' 57.5844" east, 32º 55' 03.9936" south

13.0

Region 2 (Subzones F3 – L1): The whole of the waters between a line drawn east from the points 151º 47' 57.5844" east, 32º 55' 03.9936" south and 150º 49' 20.4636" east, 35º 00' 49.5396" south

6.6

Region 3 (Subzones L2 – N3): The whole of the waters between a line drawn east from the points 150º 49' 20.4636" east, 34º 58' 58.6668" south and 150º 24' 37.2060" east, 35º 32' 19.4604" south

6.4

Region 4 (Subzones P1 – S3 and S1): The whole of the waters between a line drawn east from the points 150º 24' 27.1728" east, 35º 31' 45.7356" south and 150º 08' 01.3956" east, 36º 12' 39.0960" south (Subzones P1 – S3), and the whole of the waters between a line drawn east from the points 150º 12' 58.7304" east, 36º 14' 13.7328" south and 150º 12' 58.7304" east, 36º 16' 00.9048 south (Subzone S1)

0

Region 5 (Subzones T1 – Z5, excluding S1): The whole of the waters between a line drawn east from the points 150º 08' 01.3956" east, 36º 12' 39.0960" south and 149º 58' 34.5468" east, 37º 30' 19.1520" south (Subzones T1 – Z5), excluding the whole of the waters between a line drawn east from the points 150º 12' 58.7304" east, 36º 14' 13.7328" south and 150º 12' 58.7304" east, 36º 16' 00.9048 south (Subzone S1)

Note: Information for regions closed to take of Red Sea Urchins will be notified at www.dpi.nsw.gov.au

Copy of formal notice can be found here.