The Southern Fish Trawl Transitioning Working Group (SFTTWG) will be responsible for identifying and resolving issues, negotiating arrangements and providing advice to NSW DPI and the Australian Fisheries Management Authority (AFMA) on integrating the NSW Southern Fish Trawl (SFT) Restricted Fishery into the Commonwealth’s Southern and Eastern Scalefish and Shark Fishery (SESSF).
The Terms of Reference for the SFTTWG are to advise the Deputy Director General, Fisheries (NSW) and the Executive Manager, Fisheries Management Branch (Commonwealth), as requested, on:
The functions of the Working Group do not include making decisions, or representations on behalf of the working group to other Government and non-government bodies.
|Wayne Cheers||Commonwealth only operator with a SESSF authority|
|Paul Bagnato||Dual SFT/SESSF authority holder|
|Tricia Beatty||Professional Fishermen’s Association|
|Doug Ferrell||NSW DPI|
The Southern Fish Trawl Transitioning Working Group considered the issues surrounding the proposed transition and public submissions were sought on aspects of the proposed transitional package:
The public consultation period closed on 9 April 2018.
For enquiries please call (02) 9435 4679