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This direction replaces the Southern and Eastern Scalefish and Shark Fishery (Closures) Direction No. 1 2013 and the Southern and Eastern Scalefish and Shark Fishery (Closures) Direction No. 7 2013.
Administered by: Agriculture and Water Resources
Registered 13 Apr 2015
Tabling HistoryDate
Tabled Senate11-May-2015
Tabled HR12-May-2015
Date of repeal 01 May 2016
Repealed by Southern and Eastern Scalefish and Shark Fishery and Small Pelagic Fishery (Closures) Direction 2016

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DIRECTION NOT TO ENGAGE IN FISHING

Fisheries Management Act 1991

Subsection 41A(2)

SOUTHERN AND EASTERN SCALEFISH AND SHARK FISHERY (Closures) DIRECTION No. 1 2015

                                                                                                                                                      

I, JAMES FINDLAY, Chief Executive Officer of the Australian Fisheries Management Authority, as delegate under delegation No. 6 of 2013 made on 16th September 2013 from the Commission, make the following Direction under subsection 41A(2) of the Fisheries Management Act 1991.

Dated:    7 April 2015

James Findlay

Chief Executive Officer

Australian Fisheries Management Authority

                                                                                                                                                      

Citation

1.       This Direction may be cited as the Southern and Eastern Scalefish and Shark Fishery (Closures) Direction No. 1 2015.

Commencement

2.       This Direction commences on 1 May 2015.

Cessation

3.       This Direction ceases as if it was revoked on 1 May 2020 unless earlier revoked.

Interpretation

4.      Terms used in this Direction that are defined for the purposes of the Southern and Eastern Scalefish and Shark Fishery Management Plan 2003 (the Plan) have the same meanings in this Direction as they have in the Plan.

Adjacent Area Boundary’ means the offshore State and Northern Territory boundaries established under Schedule 2 of the Petroleum and Submerged Lands Act 1967 as amended.

Automatic baiting equipment’ means any mechanical operation that automatically positions bait on the hooks without the need for each hook/snood to be individually clipped onto the mainline directly by hand during the setting of the gear.

Hydraulic hand reel droplining’ means a method of individual droplines which stay attached to the boat, with a maximum soak time of 90 minutes and no more than 25 hooks per individual line.

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.

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

To whom this Direction applies

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

Direction not to engage in fishing

6.             

(a)               Fishing is not to be engaged in using gillnet methods in the area described in Schedule 1.

(b)              Fishing is not to be engaged in using demersal otter trawl methods in the area described in Schedule 2.

(c)               Fishing is not to be engaged in using trawl methods in the area described in Schedule 3.

(d)              If a concession holder takes more than three Harrisson’s Dogfish (C. harrissoni), three Southern Dogfish (C. zeehaani) or three Harrisson’s Dogfish (C. harrissoni) and Southern Dogfish (C. zeehaani) combined under a fishing concession in a season, the holder must not engage in fishing in the area described in Schedule 3 under that fishing concession for a period of 12 months commencing from the date the concession holder caught the third Harrisson’s Dogfish (C. harrissoni) or Southern Dogfish (C. zeehaani).  If the concession holder takes a species of Dogfish that cannot be identified by AFMA, for the purposes of this condition it will be deemed to be a Harrisson’s Dogfish (C. harrissoni) or Southern Dogfish (C. zeehaani).

(e)               Fishing is not to be engaged in the area described in Schedule 4.

(f)               Fishing is not to be engaged in using trawl methods in the area described in Schedule 5.

(g)              Fishing is not to be engaged in using gillnet methods in the area described in Schedule 6.

(h)              Fishing is not to be engaged in the areas described in Schedule 7 and Schedule 8.

(i)                If a concession holder takes more than three Harrisson’s Dogfish (C. harrissoni), three Southern Dogfish (C. zeehaani) or three Harrisson’s Dogfish (C. harrissoni) and Southern Dogfish (C. zeehaani) combined under a fishing concession in a season, the holder must not engage in fishing in the area described in Schedule 9 under that fishing concession for a period of 12 months commencing from the date the concession holder caught the third Harrisson’s Dogfish (C. harrissoni) or Southern Dogfish (C. zeehaani).  If the concession holder takes a species of Dogfish that cannot be identified by AFMA, for the purposes of this condition it will be deemed to be a Harrisson’s Dogfish (C. harrissoni) or Southern Dogfish (C. zeehaani).

(j)                Fishing is not to be engaged in the area described in Schedule 10:

(i)                using gillnet methods; and

(ii)              hook methods if fishing under the authority of a shark hook boat statutory fishing right.

(k)              If a concession holder takes more than three Harrisson’s Dogfish (C. harrissoni), three Southern Dogfish (C. zeehaani) or three Harrisson’s Dogfish (C. harrissoni) and Southern Dogfish (C. zeehaani) combined under a fishing concession in a season, the holder must not engage in fishing in the area described in Schedule 11 under that fishing concession for a period of 12 months commencing from the date the concession holder caught the third Harrisson’s Dogfish (C. harrissoni) or Southern Dogfish (C. zeehaani).  If the concession holder takes a species of Dogfish that cannot be identified by AFMA, for the purposes of this condition it will be deemed to be a Harrisson’s Dogfish (C. harrissoni) or Southern Dogfish (C. zeehaani).

(l)                Fishing is not to be engaged in using hook or trawl methods in the area described in Schedule 12.

(m)            Fishing is not to be engaged in the areas described in Schedule 13 and Schedule 14.

(n)              Fishing is not to be engaged in using trawl methods in the areas described in Schedule 15.

(o)              Fishing is not to be engaged in using demersal otter trawl methods in the areas described in Schedule 16, 17, 18, 19 and 20.

(p)              Fishing is not to be engaged in using trawl methods in the areas described in Schedule 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30 and 31.

(q)              If a concession holder takes more than three Harrisson’s Dogfish (C. harrissoni), three Southern Dogfish (C. zeehaani) or three Harrisson’s Dogfish (C. harrissoni) and Southern Dogfish (C. zeehaani) combined under a fishing concession in a season, the holder must not engage in fishing in the area described in Schedule 31 under that fishing concession for a period of 12 months commencing from the date the concession holder caught the third Harrisson’s Dogfish (C. harrissoni) or Southern Dogfish (C. zeehaani).  If the concession holder takes a species of Dogfish that cannot be identified by AFMA, for the purposes of this condition it will be deemed to be a Harrisson’s Dogfish (C. harrissoni) or Southern Dogfish (C. zeehaani).

(r)                Fishing is not to be engaged in the area described in Schedule 32 unless the method used is the hydraulic hand reel droplining method.

(s)               Fishing is not to be engaged in the area described in Schedule 33 and Schedule 34.

(t)                Fishing is not to be engaged in using trawl methods in the area described in Schedule 35.

(u)              If a concession holder takes more than three Harrisson’s Dogfish (C. harrissoni), three Southern Dogfish (C. zeehaani) or three Harrisson’s Dogfish (C. harrissoni) and Southern Dogfish (C. zeehaani) combined under a fishing concession in a season, the holder must not engage in fishing in the area described in Schedule 35 under that fishing concession for a period of 12 months commencing from the date the concession holder caught the third Harrisson’s Dogfish (C. harrissoni) or Southern Dogfish (C. zeehaani).  If the concession holder takes a species of Dogfish that cannot be identified by AFMA, for the purposes of this condition it will be deemed to be a Harrisson’s Dogfish (C. harrissoni) or Southern Dogfish (C. zeehaani).

(v)              If a concession holder takes more than three Harrisson’s Dogfish (C. harrissoni), three Southern Dogfish (C. zeehaani) or three Harrisson’s Dogfish (C. harrissoni) and Southern Dogfish (C. zeehaani) combined under a fishing concession in a season, the holder must not engage in fishing in the area described in Schedule 36 under that fishing concession for a period of 12 months commencing from the date the concession holder caught the third Harrisson’s Dogfish (C. harrissoni) or Southern Dogfish (C. zeehaani).  If the concession holder takes a species of Dogfish that cannot be identified by AFMA, for the purposes of this condition it will be deemed to be a Harrisson’s Dogfish (C. harrissoni) or Southern Dogfish (C. zeehaani).

(w)            Fishing is not to be engaged in using gillnet methods in the area described in Schedule 39.

 

Exemption to the prohibitions – Orange Roughy

7.           (a)        Despite paragraph 6(c), fishing using trawl methods is permitted within the area       described in Schedule 36.

(b)       Despite paragraph 6(n), fishing using trawl methods is permitted within the areas      described in Schedules 36, 37 and 38.

 

Exemption to the prohibitions – Hydraulic Hand Reel Droplining

 

8.           (a)        Clauses 6(d), 6(i), 6(k), 6(q), 6(u) and 6(v) do not apply to fishing by the       hydraulic hand reel droplining method.

 

Revocation of previous Direction

9.            (a)        This Direction revokes the Southern and Eastern Scalefish and Shark Fishery            (Closures) Direction No. 1 2013 with effect from the commencement of this       Direction.

 

(b)        This Direction revokes the Southern and Eastern Scalefish and Shark Fishery            (Closures) Direction No. 7 2013 with effect from the commencement of this       Direction.


SCHEDULE 1

Murat Bay

The area of the Murat Bay is that part of the AFZ and part of the 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 South Australia at mean low water and the meridian of longitude 133° 50.83’ east, in the vicinity of Point Brown and running progressively;

b)      north westerly along the geodesic to the point of latitude 32° 28.33’ south, longitude 133° 37.83’ east, near the southernmost point of the Franklin Island group at mean low water;

c)      then north westerly along the geodesic to the intersection of the southern coastline of South Australia at mean low water and the meridian of longitude 133° 07.60’  east, in the vicinity of Point Bell;

d)      then generally easterly and southerly along that mean low water line to the point of commencement.

SCHEDULE 2

Bass Strait – Trawl Closure

The area of the Bass Strait – Trawl Closure is that part of the AFZ contained within and bounded by a line:

a)      commencing at the point of latitude 39˚ 00.00’ south, longitude 143˚ 55.00’ east and running progressively;

b)     east along the parallel of latitude 39˚ 00.00’south to its intersection with the meridian of longitude 144˚ 50.00’ east;

c)      then south along that meridian to its intersection with the parallel of latitude 39˚ 30.00’ south;

d)     then east along that parallel to its intersection with the meridian of longitude 146˚ 34.00’ east;

e)      then south along that meridian to its intersection with the parallel of latitude 39˚ 36.00’ south;

f)      then east along that parallel to the intersection with meridian of longitude 147˚ 28.00’ east;

g)     then north along that meridian to the intersection with parallel 39˚ 22.00’ south;

h)     then generally north westerly to the point of latitude 39˚ 06.00’ south, longitude 147˚ 06.00’ east;

i)       then north easterly to the point of latitude 38˚ 40.00’ south, longitude 147˚ 50.00’ east;

j)       then south south easterly to the point of latitude 39˚ 25.05’ south, longitude 148˚ 32.36’ east;

k)     then south south easterly to the point of latitude 39˚ 45.001’ south, longitude 148˚ 34.30’ east;

l)       then south easterly to the point of latitude 40˚ 02.10’ south, longitude 148˚ 36.40’ east;

m)   then south easterly to the point of latitude 40˚ 24.10’ south, longitude  148˚ 48.60’ east;

n)     then south westerly to the point of latitude 40˚ 27.917’ south, longitude 148˚ 35.20’ east;

o)     then south along that meridian to its intersection with the parallel of latitude 40˚ 51.017’ south;

p)     then west along that parallel to its intersection with the outer limit of the coastal waters of Tasmania, close to longitude 148˚ 19.573’ east;

q)     then initially northerly but generally westerly along the outer limit of the coastal waters of Tasmania (along the northern coast of Tasmania) to the intersection of that outer limit with the meridian of longitude 144˚ 40.00’ east, close to latitude 40˚ 19.283’ south;

r)       then generally westerly along the geodesic, diverting northerly but generally westerly from this geodesic, around the outer limit of the coastal waters of Tasmania, surrounding Reid Rocks, before re-joining the geodesic and continuing to the intersection of the outer limit of the coastal waters of Tasmania (in the vicinity of the southern tip of King Island, Tasmania), with the meridian of longitude 143˚ 56.00’ east, close to latitude 40˚ 12.888’ south;

s)      then initially easterly but generally northerly along the outer limit of the coastal waters of Tasmania (adjacent to King Island, Tasmania) to the intersection of these coastal waters with the meridian of longitude 143˚ 55.00’ east;

t)       then north along that meridian of longitude to the point of commencement.

SCHEDULE 3

St Helens Hill Closure

The area of the St Helens Hill Closure is that part of the AFZ contained within and bounded by a line:

a)      commencing at the point of latitude 41° 05.00’ south, longitude 148° 39.00’ east and running progressively;

b)      east along that parallel to its intersection with the meridian of longitude 148° 52.50’ east;

c)      then south along that meridian to its intersection with the parallel of latitude 41° 21.00’ south;

d)      then west along that parallel to its intersection with the meridian of longitude 148° 39.00’ east;

e)      then north along that meridian to the point of commencement.

SCHEDULE 4

Head of the Great Australian Bight

The area of the Head of the Great Australian Bight is that 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° 00.135’ east and running progressively;

b)      south along that meridian to its intersection with the parallel of latitude 31° 44.268’ south;

c)      then east along that parallel to its intersection with the meridian of longitude 129° 05.868' east;

d)      then north along that meridian to its intersection with a line every point of which is two nautical miles seaward of the mean low water line of the southern coast of the mainland of Australia, near latitude 31° 42.218' south;

e)      then generally easterly, north easterly and then south easterly along that two nautical mile line to its intersection with the meridian of longitude 132° 42.888' east;

f)       then north along that meridian to its intersection with the mean low water line of the southern coast of the mainland of Australia, in the vicinity of Eyre Bluff, South Australia;

g)      then generally westerly along that mean low water line to the point of commencement.

SCHEDULE 5

East Coast Deepwater Trawl Sector Exclusion Zone

The area of the East Coast Deepwater Trawl Sector Exclusion Zone is that part of the AFZ contained within and bounded by a line:

a)      commencing at the point of latitude 24° 29.90’ south, longitude 155° 30.00’ east and running progressively;

b)      south along the meridian of longitude 155° 30.00’ east to its intersection with the parallel of latitude 27° south;

c)      then south easterly along the geodesic to the point of latitude 30° south, longitude 157° east;

d)      then south along the meridian of longitude 157° east to its intersection with the parallel of latitude 33° 34.90’ south;

e)      then west along that parallel of latitude to its intersection with the meridian of longitude 153° 16.966’ east;

f)       then north easterly along the geodesic to the point of latitude 29° 59.90’ south, longitude 154° 40.067’ east;

g)      then north along that meridian of longitude to latitude 24° 29.90’ south;

h)      then east along that parallel of latitude to the point of commencement.

SCHEDULE 6

South Australian Gillnet Closure – Backstairs Passage

The area of the South Australian Gillnet Closure – Backstairs Passage is that part of the AFZ and the coastal waters of the State of South Australia contained within and bounded by a line:

a)      commencing at the intersection of the southern coast line of mainland Australia at mean low water with the meridian of longitude 137° 40.649’ east in the vicinity of Troubridge Point, South Australia and running progressively;

b)      south easterly along the geodesic to the intersection of the southern coast line of mainland Australia at mean low water with the parallel of latitude 35° 36.231’ south in the vicinity of Cape Jervis;

c)      then initially southerly but generally easterly along the mean low water line of the coast to the intersection of this line with the meridian of longitude 138° 31.336’ east in the vicinity of Newland Head;

d)      then south westerly along the geodesic to the intersection of the coastline of Kangaroo Island, South Australia at mean low water with the meridian of longitude 138° 08.082’ east in the vicinity of Cape Willoughby ;

e)      then generally north westerly along the mean low water line of that coast to its intersection with the meridian of longitude 137° 37.922’ east in the vicinity of Point Marsden, South Australia;

f)       then northerly along the geodesic to the point of commencement.

SCHEDULE 7

South Australian Shark Closure – Kangaroo Island

The area of the South Australian Shark Closure – Kangaroo Island is that 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 coastline of Kangaroo Island, South Australia at mean low water with the parallel of latitude of 35° 50.494’ south, in the vicinity of Cape Willoughby and running progressively;

b)      generally south westerly along the mean low water line of the southern coastline of Kangaroo Island to its intersection with the meridian of longitude 136° 42.310’ east in the vicinity of Cape du Couedic;

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

d)      then generally north easterly along that one nautical mile line to its intersection with the parallel of latitude of 35° 50.494’ south;

e)      then west along the parallel of latitude to the point of commencement.

SCHEDULE 8

South Australian Shark Closure – Victor Harbor to the Victorian Border

The area of the South Australian Shark Hook and Shark Gillnet closure – Victor Harbour is that part of the AFZ and the coastal waters of the State of South Australia contained within and bounded by a line commencing:

a)      commencing at the intersection of the southern coastline of mainland Australia at the mean low water with the meridian of longitude passing though the southernmost point on the boundary between Victoria and South Australia and running progressively;

b)      south along that meridian of longitude to its intersection with the outer limit of Coastal Waters;

c)      then generally north westerly along that outer limit of Coastal Waters to its intersection with the meridian of longitude 138° 38.350’ east;

d)      then north along that meridian to the point of intersection with the mainland at the mean low water line, in the vicinity of Victor Harbor;

then generally south easterly along the mean low water line of the coastline of South Australia to the point of commencement.

SCHEDULE 9

Freycinet Commonwealth Marine Reserve Closure

The area of the Freycinet Commonwealth Marine Reserve Closure is that part of the AFZ contained within and bounded by a line:

a)      Commencing at the point of latitude 41° 45.66' south, longitude 148° 34.38' east and running progressively:

b)      easterly along the geodesic to the point of latitude 41° 44.94' south and longitude 148° 40.14' east;

c)      then generally southerly along the geodesic to the point of latitude 42° 6.36' south, longitude 148° 39.36' east;

d)      then generally westerly along the geodesic to the point of latitude 42° 6.30' south, longitude 148° 36.30' east;

e)      then generally northerly along the geodesic to the point of latitude 41° 59.76' south, longitude 148° 35.70' east;

f)       then generally north easterly along the geodesic to the point of latitude             41° 58.98' south, longitude 148° 37.14' east;

g)      then generally north westerly along the geodesic to the point of commencement.

SCHEDULE 10

West Coast Tasmania Shark Hook Boat Statutory Fishing Right and Gillnet Depth Closure

The area of the West Coast Tasmania Shark Hook Boat Statutory Fishing Right and Gillnet Depth Closure is that area of the AFZ contained within and bounded by a line commencing at the intersection of the outer limit of the AFZ and the parallel of latitude 40º 45.00’ south, closest to the meridian of longitude 138º 04.813’ east.

Then east along that parallel of latitude to its intersection with the meridian of longitude 143º 40.583’ east, (Point 1). Then generally south easterly along the geodesics sequentially connecting the following points:

2

41º 19.467' south

144º 20.533' east

3

41º 17.933' south

144º 25.80' east

4

41º 19.967' south

144º 30.60' east

5

41º 22.55' south

144º 31.05' east

6

41º 26.683' south

144º 27.433' east

7

41º 33.80' south

144º 27.917' east

8

41º 39.55' south

144º 38.067' east

9

41º 48.267' south

144º 40.50' east

10

41º 53.667' south

144º 44.533' east

11

41º 55.917' south

144º 49.667' east

12

42º 11.683' south

144º 59.333' east

13

42º 30.283' south

144º 57.083' east

14

42º 38.667' south

145º 00.667' east

15

42º 44.983' south

144º 59.40' east

16

42º 48.567' south

145º 04.75' east

17

42º 51.467' south

145º 04.083' east

18

42º 53.35' south

145º 12.633' east

19

42º 58.25' south

145º 16.15' east

20

43º 05.467' south

145º 27.717' east

21

43º 09.267' south

145º 28.683' east

22

43º 10.917' south

145º 36.383' east

23

43º 16.583' south

145º 39.00' east

24

43º 20.60' south

145º 45.30' east

* 25 *

43º 35.95' south

145º 58.50' east

* 26 *

43º 39.80' south

146º 08.75' east

27

43º 43.617' south

146º 10.417' east

* 28 *

43º 46.75' south

146º 22.20' east

29

43º 45.033' south

146º 27.30' east

30

43º 46.667' south

146º 27.917' east

31

43º 43.70' south

146º 31.20' east

32

43º 44.633' south

146º 46.50' east

33

43º 47.70' south

146º 49.20' east

34

43º 43.50' south

147º 00.00' east

35

43º 47.333' south

147º 00.00' east

* 36 *

43º 51.583' south

146º 56.40' east

37

43º 55.267' south

146º 57.30' east

* 38 *

43º 53.083’ south

147º 00.00' east

Note: Points marked by asterisks (for example, * 25 *) above, fall within the Tasmanian Coastal Waters Sector.

Then south along that meridian of longitude 147º east, to its intersection with the outer limit of the AFZ close to latitude 47º 11.615’ south.

Then generally in a westerly and north westerly direction along the outer limit of the AFZ back to the point of commencement.

SCHEDULE 11

Murray Commonwealth Marine Reserve Closures

Murray Commonwealth Marine Reserve Closure - West

The area of the Murray Commonwealth Marine Reserve Closure – West is that part of the AFZ contained within and bounded by a line:

a)      commencing at the point of latitude 36° 31.95' south, longitude 136° 48.10' east;

b)      then south easterly along the geodesic to the point of latitude 36° 40.20' south, longitude 137° 10.20' east;

c)      then south along the geodesic to the point of latitude 36° 54.333' south, longitude 137° 10.20' east;

d)      then north westerly along the geodesic to the point of latitude 36° 44.00' south, longitude 136° 42.00' east;

e)      then north easterly along the geodesic to the point of commencement.

Murray Commonwealth Marine Reserve Closure - East

The area of the Murray Commonwealth Marine Reserve Closure - East is that part of the AFZ contained within and bounded by a line:

a)      commencing at the point of latitude 37° 0.42' south, longitude 137° 44.88' east;

b)      then easterly along the geodesic to the point of latitude 37° 3.30' south, longitude 137° 58.56' east;

c)      then south easterly along the geodesic to the point of latitude 37° 5.04' south, longitude 138° 2.52' east;

d)      then south westerly along the geodesic to the point of latitude 37° 7.50' south, longitude 138° 0.36' east;

e)      then westerly along the geodesic to the point of latitude 37° 6.72' south, longitude 137° 47.52' east;

f)       then north westerly along the geodesic to the point of latitude 37° 4.56' south, longitude 137° 41.16' east;

g)      then north easterly along the geodesic to the point of commencement.

SCHEDULE 12

Commonwealth Gulper Shark Closure – Southern Dogfish

The area of the Commonwealth Gulper Shark Closure - Southern Dogfish is that part of the AFZ contained within and bounded by a line commencing at the point of latitude 35º 21.433’ south, longitude 134º 45.00’ east, (Point 1).

Then south along the meridian of longitude 134º 45.00’ east, to its intersection with the parallel of latitude 35º 29.133’ south, (Point 2). Then generally north westerly along the geodesics sequentially connecting the following points:

3

35º 28.90’ south

134º 44.70’ east

4

35º 28.50’ south

134º 43.80’ east

5

35º 28.033’ south

134º 43.217’ east

6

35º 27.65’ south

134º 42.00’ east

7

35º 26.667’ south

134º 41.417’ east

8

35º 26.383’ south

134º 41.10’ east

9

35º 26.00’ south

134º 40.033’ east

10

35º 25.40’ south

134º 39.30’ east

11

35º 24.867’ south

134º 37.85’ east

12

35º 23.967’ south

134º 36.95’ east

13

35º 23.283’ south

134º 35.70’ east

14

35º 22.617’ south

134º 35.05’ east

15

35º 22.067’ south

134º 33.90’ east

16

35º 21.033’ south

134º 33.33’ east

17

35º 20.65’ south

134º 33.00’ east

18

35º 20.367’ south

134º 32.35’ east

19

35º 19.817’ south

134º 31.517’ east

20

35º 19.50’ south

134º 30.283’ east

21

35º 19.217’ south

134º 30.067’ east

22

35º 18.35’ south

134º 29.75’ east

23

35º 17.667’ south

134º 29.033’ east

24

35º 17.367’ south

134º 28.20’ east

25

35º 16.783’ south

134º 25.80’ east

26

35º 15.867’ south

134º 25.283’ east

27

35º 15.55’ south

134º 24.90’ east

28

35º 15.033’ south

134º 22.20’ east

29

35º 14.783’ south

134º 21.783’ east

30

35º 14.233’ south

134º 21.183’ east

31

35º 13.883’ south

134º 20.583’ east

32

35º 13.25’ south

134º 18.117’ east

33

35º 12.517’ south

134º 16.80’ east

34

35º 11.70’ south

134º 13.85’ east

35

35º 11.383’ south

134º 13.417’ east

36

35º 10.467’ south

134º 12.917’ east

37

35º 10.017’ south

134º 12.533’ east

38

35º 09.133’ south

134º 11.117’ east

39

35º 08.883’ south

134º 10.20’ east

40

35º 08.683’ south

134º 07.80’ east

41

35º 08.017’ south

134º 06.633’ east

42

35º 07.483’ south

134º 05.40’ east

43

35º 07.067’ south

134º 03.933’ east

44

35º 06.55’ south

134º 02.70’ east

45

35º 06.30’ south

134º 01.80’ east

46

35º 06.10’ south

134º 00.60’ east

47

35º 05.667’ south

133º 56.10’ east

48

35º 05.30’ south

133º 53.40’ east

49

35º 04.633’ south

133º 51.90’ east

50

35º 03.75’ south

133º 50.70’ east

51

35º 03.35’ south

133º 49.483’ east

52

35º 02.55’ south

133º 48.00’ east

53

35º 01.95’ south

133º 45.00’ east

Then north along the meridian of longitude 133º 45.00’ east, to its intersection with the parallel of latitude 34º 54.283’ south, (Point 54). Then generally south easterly along the geodesics sequentially connecting the following points:

55

34º 54.30’ south

133º 45.617’ east

56

34º 54.433’ south

133º 46.20’ east

57

34º 55.433’ south

133º 47.10’ east

58

34º 55.283’ south

133º 48.00’ east

59

34º 55.817’ south

133º 48.90’ east

60

34º 55.483’ south

133º 49.80’ east

61

34º 55.567’ south

133º 50.417’ east

62

34º 56.217’ south

133º 51.45’ east

63

34º 57.133’ south

133º 54.30’ east

64

34º 58.067’ south

133º 55.20’ east

65

34º 57.933’ south

133º 56.10’ east

66

34º 58.067’ south

133º 56.417’ east

67

34º 59.05’ south

133º 57.00’ east

68

34º 59.10’ south

133º 57.25’ east

69

34º 58.933’ south

133º 57.90’ east

70

34º 58.983’ south

133º 58.217’ east

71

34º 59.533’ south

133º 59.40’ east

72

35º 00.267’ south

134º 02.10’ east

73

35º 00.267’ south

134º 02.70’ east

74

35º 00.017’ south

134º 03.60’ east

75

35º 00.017’ south

134º 04.20’ east

76

35º 00.35’ south

134º 04.70’ east

77

35º 00.85’ south

134º 05.10’ east

78

35º 01.067’ south

134º 06.00’ east

79

35º 01.667’ south

134º 06.90’ east

80

35º 01.90’ south

134º 07.80’ east

81

35º 02.367’ south

134º 08.70’ east

82

35º 02.333’ south

134º 09.30’ east

83

35º 02.517’ south

134º 10.233’ east

84

35º 02.60’ south

134º 10.50’ east

85

35º 03.133’ south

134º 11.10’ east

86

35º 03.233’ south

134º 11.40’ east

87

35º 02.733’ south

134º 12.30’ east

88

35º 03.283’ south

134º 13.067’ east

89

35º 03.40’ south

134º 14.10’ east

90

35º 03.60’ south

134º 14.40’ east

91

35º 04.30’ south

134º 15.00’ east

92

35º 04.717’ south

134º 15.90’ east

93

35º 04.95’ south

134º 16.167’ east

94

35º 05.367’ south

134º 16.467’ east

95

35º 06’.117 south

134º 16.80’ east

96

35º 06.217’ south

134º 17.033’ east

97

35º 06.10’ south

134º 17.70’ east

98

35º 06.367’ south

134º 18.60’ east

99

35º 06.483’ south

134º 19.50’ east

100

35º 07.00’ south

134º 20.40’ east

101

35º 07.85’ south

134º 21.30’ east

102

35º 08.05’ south

134º 22.20’ east

103

35º 08.70’ south

134º 23.10’ east

104

35º 08.833’ south

134º 24.00’ east

105

35º 09.00’ south

134º 24.283’ east

106

35º 09.25’ south

134º 24.517’ east

107

35º 10.183’ south

134º 24.90’ east

108

35º 09.917’ south

134º 25.80’ east

109

35º 10.467’ south

134º 26.983’ east

110

35º 10.367’ south

134º 28.233’ east

111

35º 10.467’ south

134º 28.50’ east

112

35º 10.767’ south

134º 28.833’ east

113

35º 11.483’ south

134º 29.40’ east

114

35º 11.60’ south

134º 29.667’ east

115

35º 11.633’ south

134º 30.30’ east

116

35º 12.067’ south

134º 31.20’ east

117

35º 12.05’ south

134º 31.817’ east

118

35º 12.15’ south

134º 32.20’ east

119

35º 12.567’ south

134º 32.633’ east

120

35º 13.50’ south

134º 33.217’ east

121

35º 13.90’ south

134º 33.90’ east

122

35º 14.833’ south

134º 34.967’ east

123

35º 15.20’ south

134º 36.017’ east

124

35º 15.60’ south

134º 36.60’ east

125

35º 15.883’ south

134º 36.933’ east

126

35º 16.533’ south

134º 37.267’ east

127

35º 16.767’ south

134º 37.50’ east

128

35º 17.217’ south

134º 38.683’ east

129

35º 17.983’ south

134º 39.30’ east

130

35º 18.567’ south

134º 40.283’ east

131

35º 19.417’ south

134º 41.333’ east

132

35º 19.683’ south

134º 42.00’ east

133

35º 20.35’ south

134º 43.033’ east

134

35º 20.80’ south

134º 44.117’ east

Then south easterly along the geodesic to the point of commencement.

SCHEDULE 13

Gulper Shark Closure – Endeavour Dogfish

The area of the Gulper Shark Closure – Endeavour Dogfish is that part of the AFZ contained within and bounded by a line commencing at the point of latitude 33º 34.81' south, longitude 151º 53.84' east, (Point 1); Then generally south westerly along the geodesic sequentially connecting the following points:

2

33° 40.56' south

151° 49.71' east

3

33° 47.69' south

151° 43.40' east

4

33° 52.27' south

151° 39.78' east

5

33° 57.46' south

151° 35.81' east

6

34° 04.08' south

151° 31.16' east

7

34° 10.98' south

151° 26.24' east

8

34° 15.31' south

151° 22.95' east

then generally south easterly along the geodesic to the point of latitude 34˚ 21.99’ south, longitude 151˚ 31.48’ east (point 9); Then generally north easterly along the geodesics sequentially connecting the following points:

10

34° 17.88' south

151° 34.90' east

11

34° 13.58' south

151° 36.66' east

12

34° 1.55' south

151° 46.41' east

13

33° 56.03' south

151° 51.93' east

14

33° 50.38' south

151° 55.90' east

15

33° 43.76' south

152° 00.71' east

16

33° 39.53' south

152° 01.54'east

17

33° 34.78' south

152° 06.78' east

Then westerly along the geodesic to the point of commencement.

SCHEDULE 14

Gulper Shark Closure – Harrisson’s Dogfish

The area of the Gulper Shark Closure – Harrison’s Dogfish is that part of the AFZ contained within and bounded by a line:

a)      Commencing at the point of latitude 40° 23.00’ south and the meridian of longitude 148° 52.00’ east and running progressively:

b)      north easterly along the geodesic to the point of latitude 40° 21.25’ south  and longitude 148° 58.80’ east;

c)      then generally south westerly along the geodesic to the point of latitude 40° 47.25’ south, longitude148° 51.55’ east;

d)      then generally westerly along the geodesic to the point of latitude 40° 49.00’ south, longitude 148° 44.00’ east; 

e)      then generally northerly along the geodesic to the point of latitude 40° 35.00’ south, longitude 148° 47.50’ east; 

f)       Then generally north along the geodesic to the point of commencement.

SCHEDULE 15

South East Trawl Deep Water Closure

The area of the South East Trawl Deep Water Closure is that part of the AFZ contained within and bounded by a line commencing at the point of latitude 33º 34.90’ south, longitude 152º 17.35’ east, (Point 123).

Then east along the parallel of latitude 33º 34.90’ south, to its intersection with the meridian of longitude 156º 10.067’ east.

Then south along that meridian to its intersection with the outer limit of the AFZ, close to the point of latitude 33º 52.067' south, longitude 156º 10.067' east.

Then, generally southerly and westerly, along the outer limit of the AFZ to its intersection, south of Australia, with the meridian of longitude 138º 08.083’ east.

Then, north along this meridian to its intersection with the parallel of latitude 37º 08.783’ south, (Point 1).

Then generally easterly and northerly along the geodesics sequentially connecting the following points.

2

37º 11.633' south

138º 24.817' east

3

37º 14.617' south

138º 35.583' east

4

37º 16.55' south

138º 53.10' east

5

37º 17.617' south

138º 53.267' east

6

37º 19.417' south

138º 54.467' east

7

37º 23.433' south

139º 01.60' east

8

37º 33.133' south

139º 04.517' east

9

37º 35.15' south

139º 06.55' east

10

37º 37.75' south

139º 12.90' east

11

37º 37.317' south

139º 25.20' east

12

37º 39.583' south

139º 30.00' east

13

38º 03.717' south

139º 30.00' east

14

39º 18.00' south

142º 01.033' east

15

38º 58.933' south

142º 15.95' east

16

39º 13.533' south

142º 39.017' east

17

39º 16.733' south

142º 40.517' east

18

39º 21.367' south

142º 44.75' east

19

39º 25.083' south

142º 49.283' east

20

39º 29.217' south

142º 52.15' east

21

39º 32.033' south

142º 54.80' east

22

39º 36.20' south

142º 58.217' east

23

39º 40.517' south

143º 01.35' east

24

39º 47.533' south

143º 07.30' east

25

39º 58.378' south

143º 10.722' east

26

40º 01.633' south

143º 00.907' east

27

40º 54.00' south

143º 30.00'east

28

40º 54.00'south

143º 42.067' east

29

41º 05.033' south

143º 52.483' east

30

41º 10.267' south

143º 58.267' east

31

41º 14.633' south

144º 02.50'  east

32

41º 16.717' south

144º 05.483' east

33

41º 21.85'south

144º 12.85'east

34

41º 24.517'south

144º 17.117' east

35

41º 25.633' south

144º 18.233' east

36

41º 30.217' south

144º 20.933' east

37

41º 30.217' south

144º 02.50' east

38

42º 09.783' south

144º 28.983' east

39

42º 09.783' south

144º 41.35' east

40

42º 23.867' south

144º 46.833' east

41

42º 23.867' south

144º 29.35' east

42

43º 24.00' south

145º 05.083' east

43

43º 24.917' south

145º 05.083' east

44

43º 24.917' south

145º 15.083' east

45

43º 34.917' south

145º 15.083' east

46

43º 34.917' south

145º 20.083' east

47

43º 44.917' south

145º 20.083' east

48

43º 44.917' south

145º 52.683' east

49

43º 53.15'  south

145º 58.467' east

50

44º 00.083' south

146º 06.583' east

51

44º 04.542' south

146º 19.921' east

52

44º 17.780' south

146º 10.542' east

53

44º 24.20'  south

146º 53.867' east

54

44º 09.683' south

146º 55.167' east

55

44º 10.367' south

147º 04.267' east

56

44º 08.30' south

147º 12.383' east

57

44º 05.117' south

147º 19.717' east

58

44º 03.567' south

147º 31.30'  east

59

43º 57.383' south

147º 42.517' east

60

43º 56.153' south

147º 45.25' east

61

44º 03.998' south

147º 58.157' east

62

42º 21.303' south

148º 52.358' east

63

42º 15.869' south

148º 35.685' east

64

42º 13.25' south

148º 36.483' east

65

42º 10.767'  south

148º 37.633'east

66

42º 03.15'  south

148º 39.067' east

67

41º 52.45'  south

148º 37.933' east

68

41º 44.783' south

148º 36.417' east

69

41º 41.917' south

148º 37.433' east

70

41º 37.00' south

148º 38.50' east

71

41º 36.30' south

148º 39.00' east

72

41º 32.033' south

148º 39.417' east

73

41º 25.733' south

148º 41.45' east

74

41º 23.033' south

148º 41.417'  east

75

41º 13.45' south

148º 41.417' east

76

41º 11.45'  south

148º 41.783' east

77

41º 07.817' south

148º 41.35' east

78

41º 04.017' south

148º 42.867' east

79

41º 05.117' south

148º 55.067' east

80

40º 46.05' south

148º 58.417' east

81

40º 47.898' south

148º 48.752' east

82

40º 18.00' south

148º 56.00' east

83

40º 08.00' south

148º 56.00' east

84

39º 46.00' south

148º 53.00' east

85

39º 34.00' south

148º 52.00' east

86

39º 29.00' south

148º 49.00' east

87

39º 25.033' south

148º 48.117' east

88

39º 25.033' south

149º 08.733' east

89

39º 06.05'  south

149º 11.283' east

90

38º 51.55'  south

148º 43.117' east

91

38º 53.483' south

148º 36.25' east

92

38º 49.00' south

148º 34.00' east

93

38º 43.00' south

148º 36.00' east

94

38º 33.00' south

148º 35.00' east

95

38º 25.033' south

148º 41.017' east

96

38º 28.933' south

149º 15.55' east

97

38º 18.733' south

149º 24.117' east

98

38º 17.45' south

149º 33.783' east

99

38º 30.00'  south

149º 51.00' east

100

38º 06.108' south

150º 05.346' east

101

37º 46.00'  south

150º 15.00'east

102

37º 38.00'  south

150º 19.00' east

103

37º 31.00' south

150°19.833’ east

104

37º 11.00' south

150°24.00’ east

105

36º 56.00' south

150°20.833’ east

106

36º 51.00'  south

150°21.833’ east

107

36º 29.00' south

150°22.00’ east

108

36º 16.00' south

150°23.00’ east

109

36º 00.633' south

150º 29.383' east

110

36º 00.633' south

150º 41.333' east

111

35º 15.40'south

151º 10.133' east

112

35º 11.367' south

151º 01.433' east

113

35º 03.217' south

151º 07.333' east

114

34º 26.60'south

151º 23.35' east

115

34º 21.617' south

151º 27.617' east

116

34º 26.533' south

151º 38.517' east

117

34º 09.883' south

151º 50.90' east

118

34º 04.90'south

151º 40.317' east

119

33º 51.133' south

151º 50.30' east

120

33º 56.233' south

152º 01.983' east

Then north easterly along the geodesic to the point of commencement.

The South East Trawl Deep Water Closure excludes the area within a circle of radius 15 nautical miles, centred at the point of latitude 43º 55.10’ south, longitude 150º 28.183’ east, known as the Orange Roughy Cascade Plateau Zone.

SCHEDULE 16

Eastern South Australia Trawl Closure

The area of the Eastern South Australia Trawl Closure is that part of the AFZ contained within and bounded by a line:

a)      commencing at the intersection of the outer limit of the coastal waters of the State of South Australia and the meridian of longitude 138˚ 10.00’ east and running progressively;

b)      south to point of longitude 138˚ 10.00’ east, latitude 36˚ 10.00’ south;

c)      then south easterly along the geodesic to the intersection of the parallel of latitude 37˚ 11.00’ south, with the outer limit of the coastal waters of the State of South Australia;

d)      then generally northerly, north westerly, south westerly along the outer limit of South Australian coastal waters back to the point of commencement.

SCHEDULE 17

Portland Area Trawl Closure

The area of the Portland Area Trawl Closure is that part of the AFZ contained within and bounded by a line:

a)      commencing at the intersection of the outer limit of the coastal waters of the State of South Australia with the parallel of latitude 37˚ 17.00’ south and running progressively;

b)      south westerly along the geodesic the point of latitude 37˚ 23.00’ south, longitude 139˚ 19.00’ east ;

c)      then south easterly along the geodesic to the point of latitude 38˚ 16.00’ south, longitude 140˚ 36.00’ east;

d)      then south easterly along the geodesic to the intersection of the outer limit of the coastal waters of the State of Victoria with the meridian of longitude 141˚ 23.00’ east;

e)      then generally north westerly following the outer limit of the Victorian and South Australian coastal waters back to the point of commencement.

SCHEDULE 18

GAB Deepwater Closure – Central East Zone

The area of the GAB Deepwater Closure - Central East Zone is that part of the AFZ contained within and bounded by a line commencing at the point of latitude 35° 6.042' south, longitude 134° 00.00' east; then generally south easterly along the geodesics sequentially connecting the following points:

1

35º 06.10' south

134º 00.60' east

2

35º 06.30'  south

134º 01.80' east

3

35º 06.55' south

134º 02.70' east

4

35º 07.067'  south

134º 03.933' east

5

35º 07.483' south

134º 05.40' east

6

35º 08.017' south

134º 06.633' east

7

35º 08.683' south

134º 07.80' east

8

35º 08.883' south

134º 10.20'  east

9

35º 09.133' south

134º 11.117' east

10

35º 10.017' south

134º 12.533' east

11

35º 10.467' south

134º 12.917' east

12

35º 11.383' south

134º 13.417’ east

13

35º 11.70' south

134º 13.85' east

14

35º 12.517' south

134º 16.80' east

15

35º 13.25' south

134º 18.117' east

16

35º 13.733' south

134º 20.00'  east

Then south along the meridian of longitude 134˚ 20.00’ east to its intersection with the outer limits of the AFZ;

Then generally north westerly along the outer limits of the AFZ to the intersection of the meridian of longitude 134° 00.00' east and the AFZ;

Then north along the meridian of longitude 134° 00.00' east to the point of commencement.

SCHEDULE 19

GAB Deepwater Closure – Salisbury Canyon

The area of the GAB Deepwater Closure – Salisbury Canyon is that part of the AFZ contained within and bounded by a line:

a)      commencing at the point of latitude 34˚ 40.00’ south, longitude 123˚ 20.00’ east and running progressively;

b)      east along the parallel of latitude 34˚ 40.00’ south;

c)      then south along the meridian of longitude 123˚ 40.00’ east to its intersection with the outer limit of the AFZ;

d)      then generally westerly along the outer limit of the AFZ to its intersection with the meridian of longitude 123˚ 20.00’ east;

e)      then north along that meridian of longitude to the point of commencement.

SCHEDULE 20

GAB Deepwater Closure – Far West

The area of the GAB Deepwater Closure – Far West is that part of the AFZ contained within and bounded by a line:

a)      commencing at the point of latitude 34˚ 39.00’ south, longitude 120˚ 00.00’ east and running progressively;

b)      easterly along the geodesic to the point of latitude 34˚ 35.00’south, longitude 120˚ 47.00’ east;

c)      then east along the parallel of latitude 34˚ 35.00’ south;

d)      then south along the meridian of longitude 122˚ 00.00’ east to its intersection with the outer limit of the AFZ;

e)      then generally westerly along the outer limit of the AFZ to its intersection with the meridian of longitude 120˚ 00.00’ east;

f)       then north along that meridian of longitude to the point of commencement.

SCHEDULE 21

GAB Orange Roughy Zone – Albany

The area of the GAB Orange Roughy Zone – Albany is that part of the AFZ contained within and bounded by a line:

a)      commencing at the point of latitude 35˚ 24.00’ south, longitude 118˚ 10.00’ east and running progressively;

b)      north easterly along the geodesic to the point of latitude 35˚ 08.00’ south, longitude 118˚ 44.00’ east;

c)      then south along the meridian of longitude 118˚ 44.00’ east to the point of latitude 35˚ 30.00’ south, longitude 118˚ 44.00’ east;

d)      then south westerly along the geodesic to the point of latitude 35˚ 46.00’ south, longitude 118˚ 10.00’ east;

e)      then north along that meridian of longitude to the point of commencement.

SCHEDULE 22

GAB Orange Roughy Zone – Bremmer

The area of the GAB Orange Roughy Zone – Bremmer is that part of the AFZ contained within and bounded by a line:

a)      commencing at the point of latitude 34˚ 50.00’ south, longitude 119˚ 16.00’east and running progressively;

b)      north easterly along the geodesic to the point of latitude 34˚ 44.00’  south, longitude 119˚ 30.00’ east;

c)      then south along the meridian of longitude 119˚ 30.00’ east to the point of latitude 34˚ 56.00’ south, longitude 119˚ 30.00’ east;

d)     then south westerly along the geodesic to the point of latitude 35˚ 02.00’ south, longitude 119˚ 16.00’ east;

e)      then north along that meridian of longitude to the point of commencement.

SCHEDULE 23

GAB Orange Roughy Zone – Humdinger West

The area of the GAB Orange Roughy Zone – Humdinger West is that part of the AFZ contained within and bounded by a line:

a)      commencing at the point of latitude 34˚ 38.00’ south, longitude 123˚ 46.00’ east and running progressively;

b)      north easterly along the geodesic to the point of latitude 34˚ 24.00’ south, longitude 124˚ 06.00’ east;

c)      then south along the meridian of longitude 124˚ 06.00’ east to the point of latitude 34˚ 48.00’ south, longitude 124˚ 06.00’ east;

d)     then south westerly along the geodesic to the point of latitude 35˚ 02.00’ south, longitude 123˚ 46.00’ east

e)      then north along that meridian of longitude to the point of commencement.

SCHEDULE 24

GAB Orange Roughy Zone – Humdinger/Magic

The area of the GAB Orange Roughy Zone – Humdinger/Magic is that part of the AFZ contained within and bounded by a line:

a)      commencing at the point of latitude 34˚ 15.00’ south, longitude 124˚ 36.00’ east and running progressively;

b)      north easterly along the geodesic to the point of latitude 34˚ 10.00’ south, longitude 125˚ 00.00’ east;

c)      then north easterly along the geodesic to the point of latitude 33˚ 30.00’ south, longitude 126˚ 24.00’ east;

d)     then south along the meridian of longitude 126˚ 24.00’  east to the point of latitude 34˚ 00.00’  south, longitude 126˚ 24.00’ east;

e)      then south westerly along the geodesic to the point of latitude 34˚ 28.00’ south, longitude 125˚ 00.00’ east;

f)       then south westerly along the geodesic to the point of latitude 34˚ 33.00’ south, longitude 124 ˚36.00’ east;

g)      then north along that meridian of longitude to the point of commencement.

SCHEDULE 25

GAB Orange Roughy Zone – Lomvar Gully

The area of the GAB Orange Roughy Zone – Lomvar Gully is that part of the AFZ contained within and bounded by a line:

a)      commencing at the point of latitude 33˚ 32.00’ south, longitude 129˚ 40.00’ east and running progressively;

b)      north easterly along the geodesic to the point of latitude 33˚ 26.00’ south, longitude 130˚ 06.00’ east;

c)      then south along the meridian of longitude 130˚ 06.00’ east to the point of latitude 33˚ 44.00’ south, longitude 130˚ 06.00’ east;

d)     then south westerly along the geodesic to the point of latitude 33˚ 50.00’ south, longitude 129˚40.00’ east;

e)      then north along that meridian to the point of commencement.

SCHEDULE 26

GAB Orange Roughy Zone – United Nations

The area of the GAB Orange Roughy Zone is that part of the AFZ contained within and bounded by a line:

a)      commencing at the point of latitude 33˚ 40.00’ south, longitude 131˚ 15.00’ east and running progressively;

b)      south easterly along the geodesic to the point of latitude 33˚ 45.00’ south, longitude 131˚ 38.00’ east;

c)      then south along the meridian of longitude 131˚ 38.00’ east to the point of latitude 34˚ 15.00’ south, longitude 131˚ 38.00’ east;

d)     then north westerly along the geodesic to the point of latitude 34˚ 10.00’ south, longitude 131˚ 15.00’ east;

e)      then north along that meridian of longitude to the point of commencement.

SCHEDULE 27

GAB Orange Roughy Zone – The Knob

The area of the GAB Orange Roughy Zone – The Knob is that part of the AFZ contained within and bounded by a line:

a)      commencing at the point of latitude 34˚ 23.00’ south, longitude 132˚ 26.00’ east and running progressively;

b)      south easterly along the geodesic to the point of latitude 34˚ 41.00’ south, longitude 133˚ 00.00’ east;

c)      then south along the meridian of longitude 133˚ 00.00’ east to the point of latitude 34˚ 59.00’ south, longitude 133˚ 00.00’ east;

d)     then north westerly along the geodesic to the point of latitude 34˚ 41.00’ south, longitude 132˚ 26.00’ east;

e)      then north along that meridian of longitude to the point of commencement.

SCHEDULE 28

GAB Orange Roughy Zone – Racetrack/Hamburger

The area of the GAB Orange Roughy Zone – Racetrack/Hamburger is that part of the AFZ contained within and bounded by a line:

a)      commencing at the point of latitude 34˚ 48.00’ south, longitude 133˚ 12.00’ east and running progressively;

b)      south easterly along the geodesic to the point of latitude 35˚ 02.00’ south, longitude 133˚ 45.00’ east;

c)      then south easterly along the geodesic to the point of latitude 35˚ 06.00’ south, longitude 134˚ 00.00’ east;

d)     then south along the meridian of longitude 134˚ 00.00’ east to the point of latitude 35˚ 24.00’ south, longitude 134˚ 00.00’ east;

e)      then north westerly along the geodesic to the point of latitude 35˚ 20.00’ south, longitude 133˚ 45.00’ east;

f)       then north westerly along the geodesic to the point of latitude 35˚ 06.00’ south, longitude 133˚ 12.00’ east;

g)      then north along that meridian of longitude to the point of commencement.

SCHEDULE 29

GAB Orange Roughy Zone – Kangaroo Island Hill

The area of the GAB Orange Roughy Zone – Kangaroo Island Hill is that part of the AFZ contained within and bounded by a line:

a)      commencing at the point of latitude 36˚ 44.517’ south, longitude 137˚ 10.00’ east and running progressively;

b)      south easterly along the geodesic to the point of latitude 37˚ 01.567’ south, longitude 137˚ 43.867’ east;

c)      then south westerly along the geodesic to the point of latitude 37˚ 06.00’ south, longitude 137˚ 40.00’  east;

d)      then north westerly along the geodesic to the point of latitude 36˚ 54.367’ south, longitude 137˚ 10.00’ east;

e)      then north along that meridian of longitude to the point of commencement.

SCHEDULE 30

GAB Far West Gulper Shark Closure

The area of the GAB Far West Gulper Shark Closure is that part of the AFZ contained within and bounded by a line commencing at the point of latitude 34˚ 35.00’ south, longitude 122˚ 00.00’ east,

Then west along the parallel to the point of latitude 34˚ 35.00’ south, longitude 121˚ 30.00’ east,

 

Then north along the meridian of longitude 121˚ 30.00’ east, to its intersection with the

parallel of latitude 34˚ 32.762’  south, then generally south easterly along the geodesics sequentially connecting the following points:

 

1

34˚ 34.633’ south

121˚ 48.654’ east

2

34˚ 34.039’  south

121˚ 53.059’ east

3

34˚ 34.633’ south

121˚ 55.379’ east

4

34˚ 34.149’ south

121˚ 57.368’ east

Then south easterly along the geodesic to the point of commencement.

SCHEDULE 31

Barcoo and Taupo Seamount’s Closure

Barcoo Seamount

The area of the Barcoo Seamount Closure is that part of the AFZ contained within and bounded by a line:

a)      commencing at the point of latitude 32˚ 24.00’ south, longitude 156˚ 08.00’ east;

b)      then south easterly along the geodesic to the point of latitude 32˚ 36.00’ south, longitude 156˚ 35.00’ east;

c)      then south westerly along the geodesic to the point of latitude 32˚ 51.00’ south, longitude 156˚ 26.00’ east;

d)      then north westerly along the geodesic to the point of latitude 32˚ 36.00’ south, longitude 156˚ 00.00’ east;

e)      then north easterly along the geodesic to the point of commencement.

Taupo Seamount

The area of the Taupo Seamount Closure is that part of the AFZ contained within and bounded by a line:

a)      commencing at the point of latitude 32˚ 45.00’ south, longitude 156˚ 08.00’ east;

b)      then south easterly along the geodesic to the point of latitude 33˚ 00.00’ south, longitude 156˚ 33.00’ east;

c)      then south westerly along the geodesic to the point of latitude 33˚ 30.00’ south, longitude 156˚ 15.00’ east;

d)      then north westerly along the geodesic to the point of latitude 33˚ 15.00’ south, longitude 155˚ 49.00’ east;

e)      then north easterly along the geodesic to the point of commencement.

SCHEDULE 32

Queensland and Britannia Seamount’s Closure

The area of the Queensland and Brittania Seamount’s Closure is that part of the AFZ contained within and bounded by a line:

a)      Commencing at the point of latitude 27° 22.04'  south, longitude 155° 01.665'  east and running progressively:

b)      south westerly along the geodesic to the point of latitude 27° 28.79'  south and longitude 154° 51.53'  east;

c)      then generally south easterly along the geodesic to the point of latitude 28° 04.88'  south, longitude 155° 29.14'  east;

d)      then generally south westerly along the geodesic to the point of latitude 28° 40.47' south, longitude 155° 21.72' east;

e)      then generally south westerly along the geodesic to the point of latitude 28° 47.89' south, longitude 155° 28.97'  east;

f)       then generally easterly along the geodesic to the point of latitude 28° 46.88' south, longitude 155° 39.60' east;

g)      then generally northerly along the geodesic to the point of latitude 28° 34.57'  south, longitude 155° 40.11' east;

h)      then generally north easterly along the geodesic to the point of latitude 28° 19.22' south, longitude 155° 46.74' east;

i)        then generally north westerly along the geodesic to the point of latitude 28° 14.33' south, longitude 155° 46.68’ east; 

j)        then generally north easterly along the geodesic to the point of latitude 27° 52.91' south, longitude 155° 50.06' east;

k)      then generally north westerly along the geodesic to the point of latitude 27° 46.67' south, longitude 155° 27.96' east;

l)        then generally northerly along the geodesic to the point of latitude 27° 26.76' south, longitude 155° 21.05' east; and

m)    Then generally north westerly along the geodesic to the point of commencement.

SCHEDULE 33

Derwent Hunter Seamount Closure

The area of the Derwent Hunter Seamount Closure is that part of the AFZ contained within and bounded by a line:

a)      Commencing at the point of latitude 30° 26.23' south, longitude 156° 07.67' east and running progressively:

b)      south westerly along the geodesic to the point of latitude 30° 42.88' south and longitude 155° 57.93' east;

c)      then generally south easterly along the geodesic to the point of latitude 31° 03.50' south, longitude 156° 04.74' east;

d)      then generally easterly along the geodesic to the point of latitude 31° 05.49' south, longitude 156° 36.46' east; 

e)      then generally northerly along the geodesic to the point of latitude 30° 37.75' south, longitude 156° 29.44' east; and

f)       then generally north westerly along the geodesic to the point of commencement.

SCHEDULE 34

Port MacDonnell Closure

The area of the Port MacDonnell is that part of the AFZ contained within and bounded by a line commencing at the point of latitude 37˚ 57.66’ south, longitude 140˚ 03.12’ east (point 1); then generally south westerly along the geodesic to the point of latitude 38˚ 02.75’ south, longitude 139˚ 57.52’ east (point 2); then generally south easterly along the geodesics sequentially connecting the following points:

3

38° 03.09' south

139° 58.47' east

4

38° 03.04' south

139° 59.71' east

5

38° 05.35' south

140° 02.26' east

6

38° 06.63' south

140° 04.16' east

7

38° 08.20' south

140° 07.15' east

8

38° 10.02' south

140° 09.94' east

9

38° 11.97' south

140° 12.16' east

10

38° 12.94' south

140° 13.97’ east

then generally north easterly along the geodesic to the point of latitude 38˚ 09.07’ south, longitude 140˚ 17.63’ east (point 11); Then generally north westerly along the geodesics sequentially connecting the following points:

12

38° 08.03' south

140° 16.94' east

13

38° 07.89' south

140° 16.01' east

14

38° 07.01' south

140° 15.13' east

15

38° 06.85' south

140° 14.33' east

16

38° 05.81' south

140° 13.40' east

17

38° 02.82' south

140° 09.63'  east

18

38° 00.63' south

140° 07.37' east

then generally north westerly along the geodesic to the point of commencement.

SCHEDULE 35

Murray Dogfish Closure

The area of the Murray Dogfish Closure is that part of the AFZ contained within and bounded by a line commencing at the point of latitude 37° 03.20' south, longitude 138° 27.35' east (point 1); then generally south westerly along the geodesic to the point of latitude 37° 04.41' south, longitude 138° 02.87' east (point 2); then generally south westerly along the geodesic to the point of latitude 37° 07.53' south, longitude 138° 00.19' east (point 3); then generally south easterly along the geodesics sequentially connecting the following points:

4

37° 09.38' south

138° 05.00' east

5

37° 13.81' south

138° 10.96' east

6

37° 15.02' south

138° 11.06' east

7

37° 16.68' south

138° 12.40' east

8

37° 17.32' south

138° 16.80' east

9

37° 16.11' south

138° 18.90' east

10

37° 17.38' south

138° 20.91' east

11

37° 17.41' south

138° 23.36'  east

12

37° 16.17' south

138° 27.09' east

13

37° 18.98' south

138° 29.51'  east

then generally north westerly along the geodesic to the point of commencement.

SCHEDULE 36

St Helens Hill Orange Roughy Management Area

The area of the St Helens Hill Orange Roughy Management Area is that part of the AFZ contained within and bounded by a line:

a)      commencing at the point of latitude 41°11.00’ south, longitude 148°41.00’ east and running progressively;

b)      east along that parallel to its intersection with the meridian of longitude 148°49.00’ east;

c)      then south along that meridian to its intersection with the parallel of latitude 41°16.00’ south;

d)      then west along that parallel to its intersection with the meridian of longitude 148°41.00’ east;

e)      then north along that meridian to the point of commencement.

SCHEDULE 37

St Patricks Hill Orange Roughy Management Area

The area of the St Patricks Hill Orange Roughy Management Area is that part of the AFZ contained within and bounded by a line:

a)      commencing at the point of latitude 41° 26.00’ south, longitude 148° 41.00’ east and running progressively;

b)      east along that parallel to its intersection with the meridian of longitude 148° 49.00’ east;

c)      then south along that meridian to its intersection with the parallel of latitude 41° 35.00’ south;

d)      then west along that parallel to its intersection with the meridian of longitude 148° 41.00’ east;

e)      then north along that meridian to the point of commencement.

SCHEDULE 38

Pedra Branca Orange Roughy Management Area

The area of the Pedra Branca Orange Roughy Management Area is that part of the AFZ contained within and bounded by a line:

a)      commencing at the point of latitude 44° 00.00’ south, longitude 146° 30.00’ east and running progressively;

b)      east along that parallel to its intersection with the meridian of longitude 147° 45.00’ east;

c)      then south along that meridian to its intersection with the parallel of latitude 44° 30.00’ south;

d)      then west along that parallel to its intersection with the meridian of longitude 146° 30.00’ east;

e)      then north along that meridian to the point of commencement.

SCHEDULE 39

Australian Sea Lion Closures

Kangaroo Island gillnet strip closure

The area of the Kangaroo Island gillnet strip closure is the part of the Australian Fishing Zone and coastal waters of the State 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° 43.50’ 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 parallel of longitude 136° 34.748’ east in the vicinity of  Cape du Couedic;

c)      then west along that meridian of latitude to its intersection with longitude 136° 31.304’ east;

d)      then south along that meridian to latitude 36° 14.941’ south;

e)      then east along that parallel to its intersection with longitude 137° 35.333’ east;

f)       then north 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;

g)      then generally northeasterly along that four nautical mile line to its intersection with the parallel of longitude of 137° 43.50’ east; 

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

 

Head of the Great Australian Bight gillnet strip closure

The area of the Head of the Great Australian Bight gillnet strip closure is the part of the Australian Fishing Zone 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° 00.087’ 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 129° 19.601’ east;

d)      then south along that meridian to latitude 31° 48.413’ south;

e)      then east along that parallel to its intersection with longitude 130° 45.742’ east;

f)       then north 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;

g)      then generally northeasterly along that four nautical mile line to its intersection with the parallel of longitude of 131° 08.00’ east; 

h)      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;

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

 

4nm radius Australian sea lion gillnet closures

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

a)      Purdie Island located near latitude 32° 16.183’ south, longitude 133° 13.70’ east;

b)      Lounds Island located near latitude 32° 16.383’ south, longitude 133° 21.933’ east;

c)      West Island located near latitude 32° 30.65’ south, longitude 133° 15.083’ east;

d)      Fenelon Island located near latitude 32° 34.867’ south, longitude 133° 16.90’ east;

e)      Blefuscu Island located near latitude 32° 28.167’ south, longitude 133° 38.633’  east;

f)       Albatross Island located near latitude 35° 04.117’ south, longitude 136° 10.883’  east;

g)      North Island located near latitude 35° 07.233’ south, longitude 136° 28.567’ east;

h)      Peaked Rocks located near latitude 35° 11.10’ south, longitude 136° 28.917’ east;

i)        Cap Island located near latitude 33° 56.683’ south, longitude 135° 07.033’ east;

j)        Rocky South Island near latitude 34° 48.60’ south, longitude 134° 43.05’ east; and

k)      Little Hummock Island near latitude 34° 45.15’ south, longitude 135° 04.917’ east.

 

11nm radius Australian sea lion gillnet closures

The area of the 11 nm Australian sea lion gillnet closures is the part of the Australian Fishing Zone and/or Coastal Waters of the State of South Australia contained within and bounded by a line eleven nautical miles seaward of:

a)      Nuyts Reef (west) located near latitude 32° 07.117’ south, longitude 132° 07.883’ east;

b)      Nuyts Reef (east) located near latitude 32° 08.317’ south, longitude 132° 08.483’ east;

c)      Point Fowler located near latitude 32° 00.65’ south, longitude 132° 26.267’ east;

d)      Olive Island located near latitude 32° 43.15’ south, longitude 133° 58.183’ east;

e)      Nicolas Baudin Island located near latitude 33° 00.933’ south, longitude 134° 07.983’ east;

f)       Jones Island located near latitude 33° 11.117’ south, longitude 134° 22.033’ east;

g)      West Waldegrave Island located near latitude 33° 35.767’ south, longitude 134° 45.683’ east;

h)      Ward Island located near latitude 33° 44.45’ south, longitude 134° 17.10’ east;

i)        Dorothee Island located near latitude 34° 00.30’ south, longitude 134° 14.70’ east;

j)        Rocky (North) Island located near latitude 34° 15.517’ south, longitude 135° 15.633’ east;

k)      Four Hummocks (North) Island located near latitude 34° 45.467’ south, longitude 135° 02.533’ east;

l)        Price Island located near latitude 34° 42.467’ south, longitude 135° 17.367’ east; and

m)    Liguanea Island located near latitude 34° 59.90’ south, longitude 135° 37.183’ east;

n)      Lewis Island located near latitude 34° 57.417’ south, longitude 136° 01.90’ east;

o)      North Neptune (East) Island located near latitude 35° 13.683’ south, longitude 136° 04.617’ east.

p)      South Pages Island located near latitude 35° 46.633’ south, longitude 138° 17.50’ east; and

q)      North Pages Island located near latitude 35° 45.533’ south, longitude 138° 18.067’ east.