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This Direction sets out permanent closure boundaries to direct that fishing with gillnet methods is not to be engaged in certain areas of the Southern and Eastern Scalefish and Shark Fishery for the purposes of the protection of Australian sea lions.
Administered by: Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry
Registered 25 Jun 2010
Tabling HistoryDate
Tabled HR28-Sep-2010
Tabled Senate28-Sep-2010
Date of repeal 19 Jul 2013
Repealed by Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry (Spent and Redundant Instruments) Repeal Regulation 2013

 

FISHERIES MANAGEMENT ACT 1991

SOUTHERN AND EASTERN SCALEFISH AND SHARK FISHERY MANAGEMENT PLAN 2003

 

SOUTHERN AND EASTERN SCALEFISH AND SHARK FISHERY (Closures) DIRECTION No. 3 2010

PROHIBITION ON FISHING

 

I, Glenn Hurry, Chief Executive Officer of the Australian Fisheries Management Authority, as delegate, make the following Direction under section 17(5A) of the Fisheries Management Act 1991 and section 56(1) of the Southern and Eastern Scalefish and Shark Fishery Management Plan 2003.

 

 

Dated    24th  June 2010

 

 

Signed – Glenn Hurry

 

 

 

 

 

Chief Executive Officer,

Australian Fisheries Management Authority

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1. Citation

This Direction may be cited as SESSF (Closures) Direction No. 3 2010.

2. Commencement

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

3. Application

This Direction applies to all concession holders in the Southern and Eastern Scalefish and Shark Fishery and to a person acting on behalf of the holder.

4. Period of Application

This Direction applies for a period of 12 months from the commencement date or until revoked, whichever is the earlier.

5. Definitions

An expression used in this direction has the same meaning as in the Southern and Eastern Scalefish and Shark Fishery Management Plan 2003.

All geographic coordinates contained within the schedules attached to this document are in terms of the Geocentric Datum of Australia 1994 (GDA94).

Unless otherwise stated, the lines between coordinates are geodesics.

 

6. Direction not to engage in fishing

Fishing is not to be engaged in using gillnet methods in an area described in Schedule 1, Schedule 2, Schedule 3, Schedule 4, Schedule 5 and Schedule 6.

 


SCHEDULE 1

 

Kangaroo Island gillnet strip closure

 

The area of the Kangaroo Island Strip is the part of the AFZ and coastal waters of South Australia contained within and bounded by a line:

 

(a)   commencing at the intersection of the coastline of Kangaroo Island, South Australia at mean low water with the parallel of longitude of 137° 43’ 30” east, in the vicinity of Reynolds Point and running progressively;

(b)   generally southwesterly and westerly along the mean low water line of the southern coastline of Kangaroo Island to its intersection with the meridian of longitude 136° 42’ 18.61” south in the vicinity of  Cape du Couedic;

(c)   then south along that meridian to its intersection with a line every point of which is four nautical miles seaward of the mean low water line of the southern coastline of Kangaroo Island;

(d)   then generally northeasterly along that four nautical mile line to its intersection with the parallel of longitude of 137° 43’ 30” east; 

(e)   then north along the parallel of longitude to the point of commencement.

 

SCHEDULE 2

 

Head of the Great Australian Bight gillnet strip closure

 

The area of the Head of the Great Australian Bight Strip is the part of the AFZ and coastal waters of the State of South Australia contained within and bounded by a line:

 

(a)   commencing at the intersection of the southern coastline of the mainland of Australia at mean low water with the meridian of longitude 129° 00’ 05.2” east and running progressively;

(b)   south along that meridian to its intersection with a line every point of which is four nautical miles seaward of the mean low water line of the southern coast of the mainland of Australia;

(c)   then generally easterly and northeasterly along that four nautical mile line to its intersection with the parallel of longitude of 131° 08’ 00” east; 

(d)   then north along that parallel of longitude to its intersection with the mean low water line of the southern coastline of South Australia, in the vicinity of Twin Rocks;

(e)    then generally southwesterly and westerly along the mean low water line of the southern coastline of South Australia to the point of commencement.

 

 

 

 

 

 

SCHEDULE 3

 

4nm radius Australian sea lion gillnet closures

 

The area of 4nm Australian sea lion closures is the part of the AFZ and/or Coastal Waters of the State of South Australia contained within and bounded by a line four nautical miles seaward of:

(a)     Nuyts Reef (west) located at latitude 32° 07’ 07” south, longitude 132° 07’ 53” east;

(b)     Purdie Island located at latitude 32° 16’ 11” south, longitude 133° 13’ 42” east;

(c)     West Island located at latitude 32° 30’ 39” south, longitude 133° 15’ 05” east;

(d)     Fenelon Island located at latitude 32° 34’ 52” south, longitude 133° 16’ 54” east;

(e)     Lounds Island located at latitude 32° 16’ 23” south, longitude 133° 21’ 56” east;

(f)       Blefuscu Island located at latitude 32° 28’ 01” south, longitude 133° 38’ 38” east;

(g)     Point Labatt located at latitude 33° 09’ 08” south, longitude 134° 15’ 38” east;

(h)     Pearson Island located at latitude 33° 57’ 43” south, longitude 134° 16’ 01” east;

(i)        Liguanea Island located at latitude 34° 59’ 54” south, longitude 135° 37’ 11” east;

(j)        Lewis Island located at latitude 34° 57’ 25” south, longitude 136° 01’ 54” east;

(k)      South Neptune (Main) Island located at latitude 35° 19’ 49” south, longitude 136° 06’ 43” east;

(l)        Albatross Island located at latitude 35° 04’ 07” south, longitude 136° 10’ 53” east;

(m)   North Island located at latitude 35° 07’ 14” south, longitude 136° 28’ 34” east; and

(n)     Peaked Rocks located at latitude 35° 11’ 06” south, longitude 136° 28’ 55” east.

 

SCHEDULE 4

 

6nm radius Australian sea lion gillnet closures

 

The area of 6nm Australian sea lion closures is the part of the AFZ and/or Coastal Waters of the State of South Australia contained within and bounded by a line six nautical miles seaward of:

(a)   Nuyts Reef (east) located at latitude 32° 08’ 19” south, longitude 132° 08’ 29” east;

(b)   Point Fowler located at latitude 32° 00’ 39” south, longitude 132° 26’ 16” east;

(c)   Jones Island located at latitude 33° 11’ 07” south, longitude 134° 22’ 02” east;

(d)   Dorothee Island located at latitude 34° 00’ 18” south, longitude 134° 14’ 42” east;

(e)   Four Hummocks (North) Island located at latitude 34° 45’ 28” south, longitude 135° 02’ 32” east;

(f)     Rocky (North) Island located at latitude 34° 15’ 31” south, longitude 135° 15’ 38” east;

(g)   Price Island located at latitude 34° 42’ 28” south, longitude 135° 17’ 22” east; and

(h)   North Neptune (East) Island located at latitude 35° 13’ 41” south, longitude 136° 04’ 37” east.

 

 

 

SCHEDULE 5

 

8nm radius Australian sea lion gillnet closures

 

The area of 8nm Australian sea lion closures is the part of the AFZ and/or Coastal Waters of the State of South Australia contained within and bounded by a line eight nautical miles seaward of:

(a)   Olive Island located at latitude 32° 43’ 09” south, longitude 133° 58’ 11” east;

(b)   Nicolas Baudin Island located at latitude 33° 00’ 56” south, longitude 134° 07’ 59” east;

(c)   Ward Island located at latitude 33° 44’ 27” south, longitude 134° 17’ 06” east;

(d)   West Waldegrave Island located at latitude 33° 35’ 46” south, longitude 134° 45’ 41” east;

(e)   South Pages Island located at latitude 35° 46’ 38” south, longitude 138° 17’ 30” east; and

(f)     North Pages Island located at latitude 35° 45’ 32” south, longitude 138° 18’ 04” east.

 

SCHEDULE 6

 

10nm radius Australian sea lion gillnet closures

 

The area of 10nm Australian sea lion closures is the part of the AFZ and/or Coastal Waters of the State of South Australia contained within and bounded by a line ten nautical miles seaward of Seal Bay located at latitude 35° 59’ 42” south, longitude 137° 19’ 01” east.