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This determination provides the amounts and percentages for each quota species in relation to undercatch and overcatch for the 2015 fishing season commencing on 1 March 2015 and ending on 29 February 2016.
Administered by: Agriculture and Water Resources
Registered 19 Jan 2015
Tabling HistoryDate
Tabled HR09-Feb-2015
Tabled Senate09-Feb-2015
Date of repeal 01 Mar 2016
Repealed by Self Repealing

 

DETERMINATION OF FISHING CAPACITY

 

Fisheries Management Act 1991

Subsection 17(6)(aa)

Eastern Tuna and Billfish Fishery Management Plan 2010

Subsection 3.2(1)

 

 EASTERN TUNA AND BILLFISH FISHERY TOTAL ALLOWABLE COMMERCIAL CATCH AND UNDERCATCH/OVERCATCH DETERMINATION 2015

 

                                                                                                                                                           

 

The AUSTRALIAN FISHERIES MANAGEMENT AUTHORITY makes the following Determination pursuant to subsection 17(6)(aa) of the Fisheries Management Act 1991 under subsections 3.2(1) and 3.2(2) of the Eastern Tuna and Billfish Fishery Management Plan 2010.

 

Dated:  15   January 2015

 

Signed in accordance with a

resolution of the Commission

 

 

 

 

Andrew Pearson

Executive Secretary

Australian Fisheries Management Authority

                                                                                                                                                           

 

Citation

1.   This Determination may be cited as the Eastern Tuna and Billfish Fishery Total Allowable Commercial Catch and Undercatch/Overcatch Determination 2015.

 

Commencement

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

 

Cessation

3.   This Determination ceases as if revoked on 1 March 2016 unless earlier revoked. 

Interpretation

4.   Terms used in this Determination that are defined for the purposes of the Eastern Tuna and Billfish Fishery Management Plan 2010 (‘the Plan’) have the same meanings in this Determination as they have in that Plan.

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

Determination of total allowable commercial catch

5.   The total allowable commercial catch for quota species for the Eastern Tuna and Billfish Fishery fishing season commencing on 1 March 2015 and ending on 29 February 2016 is:

 



Quota species

Total Allowable Commercial Catch

Albacore Tuna

2500 tonnes

Whole weight

Bigeye Tuna

1056 tonnes

Whole weight

Broadbill Swordfish

1381 tonnes

Whole weight

Striped Marlin

351 tonnes

Whole weight

Yellowfin Tuna

2200 tonnes

Whole weight

 

Determination of overcatch and undercatch

6.   The determined percentage and determined weight, for section 4.5 of the Plan (Obligations relating to overcatch), and the determined percentage for section 4.6 of the Plan (Obligations relating to undercatch) for each quota species for the Eastern Tuna and Billfish Fishery fishing season commencing on 1 March 2015 and ending on 29 February 2016 are:

 

Quota Species

Determined Percentage (Overcatch – s4.5)

Determined Percentage (Undercatch – s4.6)

Determined weight (s4.5)

Albacore Tuna

10%

10%

2,000 Kg

Bigeye Tuna

10%

10%

2,000 Kg

Broadbill Swordfish

10%

10%

2,000 Kg

Striped Marlin

10%

10%

2,000 Kg

Yellowfin Tuna

10%

10%

2,000 Kg