Open for Comment

Open for Comment

Call for Public Submissions – Total Allowable Catch


A new Total Allowable Catch (TAC) determination is required to be made for the following quota species and fishing periods:

Quota Species

Fishing Period

Submissions Close

Red Sea Urchin

1 January 2021 – 31 December 2021

21 October 2020

Where can I find information on these species?

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 – Red Sea Urchin

Closing date for Red Sea Urchin submissions is 21 October 2020

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.