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No. 47 Notices & Notifications as made
This Notice provides for a restriction on size of boats taking, carrying or processing fish.
Administered by: Agriculture and Water Resources
Registered 05 Sep 2008
Gazetted 10 Sep 1997
Date of repeal 01 Oct 2018
Repealed by Sunsetting


torres Strait Fisheries Act 1984

Fisheries Management Notice No. 47


torres strait fisheries

(restriction on size

of boats)




i, WARWICK RAYMOND PARER, Commonwealth Minister for Resources
and Energy and Chairman of the Protected Zone Joint Authority, acting on
behalf of the Authority in accordance with the powers conferred on the
Authority by paragraph 35(1)(a) of the Torres Strait Fisheries Act 1984, make
the following notice under section 16 of the Act.



Dated this Second day of September 1997











1.    this Notice may be cited as
Torres Strait Fisheries
Management Notice No. 47.


2.    This notice commences on


3.    This notice applies in the area
of each fishery under the
jurisdiction of the Torres Strait Protected Zone Joint Authority
and in conjunction with any
other Notice in force from time
to time.





4.1    In this notice:

          "the Act" means the Torres
Fisheries Act 1984.

4.2    Terms defined in the Torres
Fisheries Act 1984 and
the Torres Strait Fisheries
Regulations have the same
meanings in this Notice unless
the contrary intention appears.

prohibition restricting
boat length

5.      Pursuant to paragraph 16(1)(c)
of the Act the taking, carrying
or processing of fish with the




use of a boat longer than 20 metres is prohibited.

exemption from the prohibition on boat

6.      A person is exempt from the prohibition in paragraph 5. if:

            (a)   on the day this Notice
came into force there was
also in force a licence
under either subsection
19(2) or (3) of the Act in
respect of the boat;

            (b)   at all times since that day
there has been in force a
licence under either
subsection 19(2) or (3) of
the Act in respect of the
boat; and

            (c)   at no time since that day
was the  boat replaced or increased in length.

















7.1    For the purposes of paragraph
5, the length of a boat is the
distance between a vertical
line passing through the
foremost part of the hull and a
vertical line passing through
the aftermost part of the hull
measured in a horizontal
plane, and includes the length
of any appendage which
effectively increases the length
of the hull, but excludes the
length of any anchor rail,
bowspirit or similar appendage.

7.2    The diagrams in Schedule A
are to be used as a guide for interpreting paragraph 7.1.