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No. 1 of 2006 Directions/Other as made
This Direction closes daylight fishing in the Eastern Tuna and Billfish Fishery until 9 August 2006.
Administered by: Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry
Registered 12 Jul 2006
Tabling HistoryDate
Tabled HR08-Aug-2006
Tabled Senate08-Aug-2006
Date of repeal 09 Aug 2006
Repealed by Cessation provision.
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FISHERIES MANAGEMENT ACT 1991

EASTERN TUNA AND BILLFISH FISHERY MANAGEMENT PLAN 2005

 

   EASTERN TUNA AND BILLFISH FISHERY DIRECTION

No. 1 OF 2006

 

DAYLIGHT FISHING CLOSURE

 

 

I, Nick Rayns, Acting Managing Director of the Australian Fisheries Management Authority, as delegate, make the following Direction under sub-sections 17(5A) and 17(5B) of the Fisheries Management Act 1991 and sub-sections 12(1) and 12(4) of the Eastern Tuna and Billfish Fishery Management Plan 2005.

 

Dated 12 July 2006

 

 

      Nick Rayns

 

 

Acting Managing Director

Australian Fisheries Management Authority

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Name of Direction

1.         This Direction is the Eastern Tuna and Billfish Fishery Direction No. 1 of 2006.

Commencement

2.         This Direction commences on 13 July 2006.

Application

3.         This Direction applies to a holder of a fishing permit authorising the use of a boat in the Eastern Tuna and Billfish Fishery, and to a person acting on behalf of the holder, when fishing in the Eastern Tuna and Billfish Fishery area.

Period of Application

4.         This Direction applies for a period beginning on the date this Direction commences and ending on 9 August 2006.

Interpretation

5.1       In this Direction:

“fishing” includes shooting, soaking and hauling longline fishing equipment;

“hauling” means retrieving a longline from the sea;

“ideal horizon” for a place at sea level means the notional horizon that would be seen from the place if the earths surface around the place were also at sea level.

“nautical dawn” for a place means the time at sunrise when the centre of the sun is at a depression angle of 12 degrees below the ideal horizon for the place.

“nautical dusk” for a place means the time at sunset when the centre of the sun is at a depression angle of 12 degrees below the ideal horizon for the place.

“shooting” means releasing a longline into the sea;

“soaking” means leaving a longline in the sea;

5.2       A term used in this Direction that is used in the Eastern Tuna and Billfish Fishery Management Plan 2005 has the same meaning in this Direction as in that plan.

[Notes:   1. Terms defined in the Fisheries Management Act 1991 have the same meanings in this Direction.

2. Terms defined in the Eastern Tuna and Billfish Fishery Management Plan 2005 include "Eastern Tuna and Billfish Fishery" and "Area of the fishery". ]

5.4       This Direction is to be read consistently with other Directions made under the Eastern Tuna and Billfish Fishery Management Plan 2005.

5.5              The origin of geographical coordinates used in this Direction is the Geocentric Datum of Australia (GDA94).

Prohibitions on fishing

6.         No fishing is to be undertaken in waters within the area of the Fishery that are:

(a)  South of latitude 350 South; and

                        (b) West of longitude 1560 East; and

                        (c) North of latitude 400 South.

Exemptions to the prohibition on fishing in clause 6

7.         The prohibition in clause 6 does not apply to fishing between nautical dusk and nautical dawn.