Open for Comment

Call for public submissions - Total Allowable Catch – NSW Ocean Trawl fishery quota species


A new Total Allowable Catch (TAC) determination is required to made for the annual commercial fishing period (1 May 2020 to 30 April 2021) for the following Ocean Trawl fishery quota species:

  • Tiger flathead
  • Bluespotted flathead
  • Eastern school whiting and stout whiting (Combined)
  • Silver trevally

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 Ocean Trawl quota species.

All submissions should be directed in writing to:

NSW Department of Primary Industries
Subject -TAC submissions Ocean Trawl

Closing date for submissions is 21 January 2020.

Where can I find information on these species?

More information

Commercial Fishing Closures Proposed to be Made or Remade

Section 8 of the Fisheries Management Act 1994 provides for the Minister for Primary Industries to prohibit absolutely or conditionally the taking of fish or a specified class of fish from specified waters by notification published in the Government Gazette. Any such notification is called a "fishing closure". Fishing closures can be implemented to achieve many different outcomes, some of which include:

  • protect and conserve areas of key habitat
  • manage the amount of fishing effort in an area/region
  • manage resource sharing
  • minimise bycatch and the impacts of the fishery on threatened and protected species.

There are currently no closure proposals open for comment.