Consultation

Call for Public Submissions – Total Allowable Catch

A new Total Allowable Catch (TAC) determination is required to be made for the following quota species for the fishing period 1 May 2021 – 30 April 2022:

Ocean Trawl Fishery

Ocean Trap and Line Fishery

Ocean Hauling Fishery

  • Tiger flathead
  • Bluespotted flathead
  • Silver trevally
  • Eastern school whiting and
    stout whiting (combined)
  • Bass groper
  • Blue-eye trevalla
  • Hapuku
  • Gemfish
  • Pink ling
  • Bigeye ocean perch
  • Australian sardine
  • Blue mackerel
  • Yellowtail scad

Have your say

The Department of Primary Industries – DPI Fisheries invites all members of the public, including all stakeholders and interest groups, to make submissions on the appropriate level of TAC for the species above.

All submissions should be directed in writing to:

NSW Department of Primary Industries
Subject – TAC determination submission – (please indicate fishery/species)
tafc@dpi.nsw.gov.au

Closing date for submissions is 18 January 2021

More information

Status of Australian Fish Stocks at www.fish.gov.au

NSW DPI website at www.dpi.nsw.gov.au/TAC

Commercial Fisheries Hotline:  1300 726 488

Call for public submissions – TAC (PDF, 717.39 KB)

NSW Lobster Harvest Strategy Working Group – Calls for Expression of Interest now closed

A Lobster Harvest Strategy Working Group is being established to engage key stakeholders in a collaborative process to develop a formal harvest strategy for the NSW Lobster Fishery.

Calls for Expression of Interest for independent members closed 4 September 2020

More information on the Lobster Harvest Strategy Working Group.

NSW Trawl Whiting Harvest Strategy Working Group – Calls for Expressions of Interest now closed

The NSW Trawl Whiting Harvest Strategy Working Group is being established to engage key stakeholders in a collaborative process to develop a harvest strategy for the NSW Trawl Whiting Fishery.

Closed Wednesday 29 July 2020

More information on Trawl Whiting Harvest Strategy Working Group

Ministerial Fisheries Advisory Council

The Ministerial Fisheries Advisory Council (MFAC) was established to provide cross-sectoral advice on strategic policy issues to the Minister for Primary Industries. It includes representatives from the commercial, recreational, indigenous, aquaculture and conservation sectors and has an independent chair.

Commercial Fishing NSW Advisory Council

The Commercial Fishing NSW Advisory Council (CommFish NSW) was established to be the key advisory body providing ongoing expert advice to Government on matters relevant to the sector.

Working groups

Working groups will be established as required to provide expert advice on specific issues.

Becoming a committee or working group member

Notices calling for expressions of interest for advisory councils and working groups are published on this website.

Peak industry body for NSW commercial fishers

The NSW Government supports the establishment of a peak industry body to represent the interests of commercial fishers in NSW, and potentially deliver consultation services on behalf of the NSW Government.

Open for comment

Commercial fishing industry advice and comments are often sought to inform fisheries management arrangements. Notices calling for industry comment are posted here.

Former commercial fisheries advisory bodies