Consultation

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Call for public submissions - Total Allowable Catch Determinations

Background

Total Allowable Catch (TAC) determinations are required to be made by the Secretary of Department of Regional NSW for the annual commercial fishing period 1 May 2023 to 30 April 2024 for the following quota managed species in the Ocean Trap & Line and Ocean Hauling fisheries:

Ocean Trap & Line Fishery

  • Blue-eye trevalla
  • Gemfish
  • Hapuku
  • Pink ling
  • Bigeye ocean perch
  • Bass groper

Ocean Hauling Fishery

  • Australian sardine
  • Blue mackerel
  • Yellowtail scad

Where can I find information on these species?

Have your say

All members of the public, including stakeholders and interest groups, are invited to make submissions relevant to on the appropriate level of TAC for these species taken in the Ocean Trap & Line and Ocean Hauling fisheries for the fishing period 1 May 2023 – 30 April 2024

All submissions should be directed in writing to:

NSW Department of Primary Industries

Subject – TAC submission Ocean Trap & Line/Ocean Hauling

tafc@dpi.nsw.gov.au

Closing date for submissions is COB 3 March 2023

More information

Commercial Fisheries Hotline: 1300 726 488

Call for public submissions - Total Allowable Catch Determinations – Ocean Trawl Fishery

Background

A new Total Allowable Catch (TAC) determination is required for the commercial fishing period 1 May 2023 to 30 April 2024 for Silver trevally (Pseudocaranx georgianus) and Tiger flathead (Platycephalus richardsoni) taken in the NSW Ocean Trawl Fishery.

TAC determinations are made by either the Total Allowable Fishing Committee (TAF Committee) or the Secretary of the Department of Regional NSW (Secretary) for each fishing period.

All members of the public, including stakeholders and interest groups, are invited to make submissions on the appropriate level of TAC to assist the TAF Committee and the Secretary when making a TAC determination for Silver trevally and Tiger flathead, respectively.

TAC determinations for Bluespotted flathead and Trawl whiting have been made for the fishing period 1 May 2023 to 30 April 2024 by the Deputy Director General, DPI Fisheries, as the delegate of the Secretary of the Department of Regional NSW as follows:

Ocean Trawl
  • Bluespotted flathead
108,100 kg
  • Trawl whiting
1,066,000 kg

Where can I find information?

Have your say

All members of the public, including all stakeholders and interest groups, are invited to make submissions on the appropriate level of TAC for Silver trevally and Tiger flathead taken in the NSW Ocean Trawl Fishery for the fishing period 1 May 2023 – 30 April 2024.

All submissions should be directed in writing to the Total Allowable Fishing Committee via:

NSW Department of Primary Industries

Subject – Ocean Trawl TAC submission

tafc@dpi.nsw.gov.au

Closing date for submissions is 3 February 2023.

Stock Assessment Briefing

An online stock assessment briefing will be held by DPI Fisheries Research to present and discuss assessment information available for Silver trevally and Tiger flathead on the Wednesday 18 January 2023 from 2pm to 3pm.

This will provide feedback for making submissions and finalising assessment information for the TAC determination process for 2023/24 fishing period.

If you would like to attend the meeting, please email tafc@dpi.nsw.gov.au before 12 pm Monday 16 January 2023. Meeting details will be sent to registered participants before the meeting.

A 2022 stock status summary update will be provided for the stakeholder meeting. A 2021/22 Stock Status Summary Report for Silver trevally and Tiger flathead can be viewed on the DPI website at: https://www.dpi.nsw.gov.au/fishing/commercial/open-for-comment/stock-status-summary-reports

Total Allowable Fishing Committee Meeting Information

The TAF Committee will meet on the 8 February 2023 in Coffs Harbour to consider relevant information to assist them in determining the Silver trevally TAC including stakeholder feedback.The Tiger flathead determination will be made by the Deputy Director General - Fisheries under delegation from the Secretary.

Attendance to the meeting may be in person or remotely via Microsoft Teams.

If you would like to attend the meeting, please email tafc@dpi.nsw.gov.au before COB on the 1 February 2023 and notify of your preferred attendance method.

Meeting arrangements will be confirmed with registered participants before the meeting.

Note: To attend the meetings above via Microsoft Teams, you will need access to a computer/smart device with a microphone and camera (camera is not essential).

More information

Commercial Fisheries Hotline: 1300 726 488

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