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Administered by: Sustainability, Environment, Water, Population and Communities
Published Date 16 Jul 2013

Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Regulations 2000

Sub-regulation 12.34(3)

SOUTH EAST COMMONWEALTH MARINE RESERVES NETWORK

DETERMINATION OF REQUIRED FISHING PRACTICES

STOWING AND SECURING FISHING GEAR DURING TRANSIT THROUGH UNAPPROVED AREAS

I, CHARLTON CLARK, Assistant Secretary, Commonwealth Marine Reserves Branch, Parks Australia Division, Department of Sustainability, Environment, Water, Population and Communities, delegate of the power of the Director of National Parks under sub-regulation 12.34(3) of the Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Regulations 2000 and, in accordance with Sections 5.5.7, 5.5.8 and 5.5.10 of the South-east Commonwealth Marine Reserve Network Management Plan, HEREBY DETERMINE that for each of the Commonwealth reserves in the Network, being the reserves listed in the Schedule to this determination, the following practices in commercial fishing are to be followed:

1.    Transit by a fishing vessel with fishing gear through network management zones in which commercial fishing operations are not authorised in accordance with the Management Plan must be with all fishing gear stowed and secured.

 

2.    Transit by a fishing vessel with fishing gear through network management zones in which use of a particular gear type is not authorised in accordance with the Management Plan must be with the gear type stowed and secured.

 

In this determination:

network management zone means a network management zone prescribed by the South-east Commonwealth Marine Reserve Network Management Plan;

stowed and secured means all fishing equipment, including nets and lines, are onboard the vessel, and not in contact with the water; and

transit means the en route passage of a vessel through a reserve, whereby the transit is in a straight direction as fast as reasonably practical and the vessel does not stop for any reason other than in response to an emergency or to undertake an activity authorised by or under the South-east Commonwealth Marine Reserve Network Management Plan.

Dated this 1st day of July 2013

Charlton Clark

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Charlton Clark

SCHEDULE

SOUTH EAST COMMONWEALTH MARINE RESERVES NETWORK

Apollo Commonwealth Marine Reserve

Beagle Commonwealth Marine Reserve

Boags Commonwealth Marine Reserve

East Gippsland Commonwealth Marine Reserve

Flinders Commonwealth Marine Reserve

Franklin Commonwealth Marine Reserve

Freycinet Commonwealth Marine Reserve

Huon Commonwealth Marine Reserve

Macquarie Island Commonwealth Marine Reserve

Murray Commonwealth Marine Reserve

Nelson Commonwealth Marine Reserve

South Tasman Rise Commonwealth Marine Reserve

Tasman Fracture Commonwealth Marine Reserve

Zeehan Commonwealth Marine Reserve