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This Direction implements an area closure in the northeast corner of the Fishery in the area that is less than 200 metres in depth.
Administered by: Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry
Registered 12 Oct 2007
Tabling HistoryDate
Tabled HR12-Feb-2008
Tabled Senate12-Feb-2008
Date of repeal 12 Oct 2009
Repealed by Cessation provision.

North West Slope Fishery (Partial Area Closure) Direction 2007

Fisheries Management Act 1991

The Australian Fisheries Management Authority makes this Direction under s41A of the Fisheries Management Act 1991.

Dated 9 October 2007

(signed)

 

 

Peter Witheridge
Executive Secretary

Common Seal of the Australian Fisheries Management Authority

 


 

  

1              Name of Direction

                This Direction is the North West Slope Fishery (Partial Area Closure) Direction 2007.

2              Commencement

                This Direction commences on the day after it is registered and ceases two years after the day it was registered.

3              Definitions

                In this Direction

                North West Slope Fishery means commercial fishing in the area set out in Part 6 of Schedule 1A of the Fisheries Management Regulations 1992.

Note 1   Unless otherwise stated, a term used in this Direction and in the Fisheries Management Act 1991 has the same meaning in this Direction as in the Fisheries Management Act 1991.

 

4          Origin of geographic co-ordinates

                For points 1 to 23 in this Direction:

a.       all geographic coordinates are expressed in terms of the World Geodetic System 1984 (WGS84); and

b.      determination of the position on the surface of the Earth of a point or line is to be by reference to WGS 84, that is, by reference to a spheroid having its centre at the centre of the Earth and a major (equatorial) radius of 6,378,137 metres and a flattening of 1/298.257223563.

5              Application

                This Direction applies to a person engaged in commercial fishing in the North West Slope Fishery.

6              Partial Closure

                Commercial fishing in that part of the North West Slope Fishery described in Schedule 1 is prohibited.

Schedule 1

 

The area of the North West Slope Fishery that is closed to fishing is that part of the AFZ within the area bounded by a line commencing at the point of latitude 11º 55' south, longitude 125º 00'east (Point 1). 

 

Thence south westerly along the geodesic to the point of latitude 13º 02' south, longitude 124º 11' east, (Point 2).

 

Thence generally north-westerly along the geodesics sequentially connecting the following points:

 

Point

Latitude

Longitude

3

12º 54’ 46.3” south

124º 13’ 05.2” east

4

12º 52’ 01.6” south

124º 10’ 39.7” east

5

12º 50’ 18.7” south

124º 12’ 45.4” east

6

12º 50’ 16.1” south

123º 51’ 38.5” east

7

12º 53’ 35.2” south

123º 46’ 34.1” east

8

12º 47’ 49.9” south

123º 42’ 54.5” east

9

12º 49’ 11.5” south

123º 39’ 28.7” east

10

12º 45’ 10.4” south

123º 37’ 42.9” east

11

12º 45’ 22.6” south

123º 45’ 02.6” east

12

12º 41’ 00.2” south

123º 47’ 13.4” east

13

12º 38’ 35.0” south

123º 58’ 25.4” east

14

12º 39’ 58.1” south

123º 44’ 04.0” east

15

12º 36’ 28.9” south

123º 44’ 21.2” east

16

12º 35’ 44.1” south

123º 39’ 28.0” east

17

12º 33’ 10.5” south

123º 42’ 49.4” east

18

12º 33’ 20.8” south

123º 38’ 27.0” east

19

12º 24’ 52.9” south

123º 33’ 28.5” east

20

12º 23’ 23.2” south

123º 11’ 57.6” east

 

Thence north easterly along the geodesic to the point of Latitude 12º 17’ 27.0” south, Longitude 123º 21’ 30.0” east (Point 21) closest to the point which is twelve miles distant from the nearest base point of the territorial sea of Ashmore Island;

 

Thence following a line each point of which is twelve miles distant from the nearest base point of the territorial sea of Ashmore Island to the point Latitude 12º 19' south, Longitude 123º 21' east (Point 22); and

 

Thence north easterly along the geodesic back to the point of commencement.