The Secretary of the Department of Industry invites all stakeholders and public interest groups to make a submission on the appropriate level of the annual Total Allowable Catch (TAC) for commercial fishers for 17 species or species groups.
The commercial Estuary General (Hand Gathering), Ocean Hauling (Purse Seine), Ocean Trap and Line (Line East) and Ocean Trawl (Inshore / Offshore Prawn and Fish North) fisheries have a number of species that will be managed by a Total Allowable Catch (TAC) for commercial fishing. The TACs for the upcoming annual fishing period are to be determined by the Secretary of the Department of Industry under the provisions of the Fisheries Management Act 1994.
The Secretary invites all members of the public, including all stakeholders and interest groups, to make submissions on the appropriate level of the TAC for commercial fishers for the species listed below.
Please note that, unless requested otherwise, submissions made to the Department of Industry are public documents, and therefore subject to Government information public access law.
DPI encourages all stakeholders with an interest in the TAC to make a submission to the Secretary.
Submissions should be made in writing to:
Secretary, Department of Industry
The closing date for submissions is 27 July 2018.
For further information, please contact the Commercial Fisheries Hotline on 1300 726 488.
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:
There are currently no closures listed for industry consultation.