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Total Allowable Catch (TAC) determinations are required to be made by either the Total Allowable Fishing Committee (TAF Committee) or the Secretary of the Department of Regional NSW for the annual commercial fishing period 1 May 2024 to 30 April 2025 for the following quota-managed species in the Ocean Trawl, Ocean Trap & Line, and Ocean Hauling fisheries:
Ocean Trawl Fishery:
Ocean Trap & Line Fishery
Ocean Hauling Fishery
A new Total Allowable Effort (TAE) determination is also required to be made for the annual commercial fishing period 1 May 2024 to 30 April 2025 for Ocean Trawl - Prawn Effort in the Ocean Trawl fishery.
The independent TAF Committee will determine the TAE for the 2024/25 fishing period and, subject to consultation, may also consider a TAE for the 2025/26 fishing period.
All members of the public, including all stakeholders and interest groups, are invited to make submissions on the appropriate level of TAC and TAE for each species / share class.
All submissions should be directed in writing to:
Subject – TAC/TAE submission Ocean Trawl/Ocean Trap & Line/Ocean Hauling
Closing date for submissions is 14 January 2024
Commercial Fisheries Hotline: 1300 726 488
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.
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 will be established as required to provide expert advice on specific issues.
Notices calling for expressions of interest for advisory councils and working groups are published on this website.
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.
Commercial fishing industry advice and comments are often sought to inform fisheries management arrangements. Notices calling for industry comment are posted here.