Magic Point

Area affected

Species of fish that must not be taken

Methods of fishing prohibited


Magic Point

All waters within the critical habitat of Grey Nurse Shark at Magic Point.

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.