Independent Allocation Panel

The Independent Allocation Panel (IAP) has been established to provide advice to the government on the criteria to be used in allocating new species and effort quota shares.

New species quota shares are being allocated in the share classes:

  • Ocean Trawl – Fish Northern Zone and Inshore and Offshore Prawn
  • Ocean Hauling – Purse Seine Net
  • Ocean Trap and Line – Line Eastern Zone
  • Estuary General – Hand Gathering

New effort quota shares are being allocated in the following fishery:

  • Ocean Trawl – Inshore and Offshore Prawn

The IAP members are:

  1. Professor Daryl McPhee
  2. Mr Brett McCallum
  3. Ms Susan Madden

Grant Thornton Australia Ltd has been engaged to manage the affairs and processes of the panel. If you have any questions relating to the administration of the IAP process please contact Grant Thornton Australia Ltd. on 02 9286 5800

IAP Terms of Reference

Terms of Reference for the IAP have been developed. You can see the Terms of Reference below.

  1. Ocean Trawl - Terms of Reference (PDF, 232.91 KB)
  2. Ocean Hauling - Terms of Reference (PDF, 224.66 KB)
  3. Ocean Trap & Line - Terms of Reference (PDF, 224.45 KB)
  4. Estuary General - Terms of Reference (PDF, 223.18 KB)
  5. Southern Fish Trawl - Terms of Reference (PDF, 195.19 KB)

Feedback on the draft Terms of Reference above closed 13 February 2018.

IAP Draft Reports

The Government welcomes the release of the IAP's draft reports in the Ocean Trawl, Ocean Trap and Line, Ocean Haul, Estuary General and Southern Fish Trawl fisheries. DPI encourages all interested stakeholders to make a submission to the IAP.

A copy of the reports and information on how to make a submission can be found on the Grant Thornton website at The IAP has advised that submissions for the Ocean Trawl, Ocean Trap and Line, Ocean Haul and Estuary General fisheries reports will close 7 May 2018. Submissions for the Southern Fish Trawl fishery report will close on 21 May 2018.