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This Direction specifies the area of the North West Slope Fishery that is closed to fishing.
Administered by: Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry
Registered 09 Oct 2009
Tabling HistoryDate
Tabled HR19-Oct-2009
Tabled Senate26-Oct-2009
Date of repeal 19 Jul 2013
Repealed by Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry (Spent and Redundant Instruments) Repeal Regulation 2013

 

FISHERIES MANAGEMENT ACT 1991

 

NORTH WEST SLOPE FISHERY DIRECTION No. 02

AREA CLOSURE

 

 

 

I, Paul Murphy, A/g Chief Executive Officer of the Australian Fisheries Management Authority, as delegate in accordance with s41A of the Fisheries Management Act 1991, make the following Direction.

           

Date        8       October 2009

 

 

 

 

 

PAUL MURPHY

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Acting Chief Executive Officer

Australian Fisheries Management Authority

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Citation

1.         This Direction may be cited as North West Slope Fishery Direction No. 02.

Commencement

2.         This Direction commences on the day it is registered on the Federal Register of Legislative Instruments.

Application

3.         This Direction applies to a holder of a permit in the North West Slope Fishery (the Fishery), and to a person acting on behalf of the holder, when fishing in the North West Slope Fishery area.

Period of Application

4.         This Direction applies for a period beginning on the date this Direction commences until such time as the Direction is revoked, repealed or 31 December 2010, whichever is the earlier.

 

Interpretation

5.1       In this Direction:

 

"fishing" means the commercial fishing activities that are referred to in section 4 of the Fisheries Management Act 1991

5.2                          A term used in this Direction that is defined for the purposes of the Fisheries Management Act 1991 has the same meaning in this Direction as it has in that Act.

5.3              The origin of geographical coordinates used in this Direction is the World Geodetic System 1984 (WGS84).

 

Prohibition on fishing

6                    It is directed that fishing not be engaged in the area of the Fishery described in Schedule 1 during the period of application specified in paragraph 4.


 

 

SCHEDULE 1

 

 Closure of northeast area of the North West Slope Fishery

 

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

 

Thence south westerly along the geodesic to the point of latitude 13º 02' 29.1" south, longitude 124º 11' 51.8" 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.