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This determination provides the total allowable commercial catch and the overcatch and undercatch amounts and percentages for the Eastern Tuna and Billfish Fishery.
Administered by: Agriculture and Water Resources
Registered 06 Jan 2016
Tabling HistoryDate
Tabled HR02-Feb-2016
Tabled Senate02-Feb-2016
Date of repeal 01 Mar 2017
Repealed by Self Repealing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 2016

 

                                                                                                                                                           

 

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:     4  January 2016

 

 

Made in accordance with a decision made by the Commissioners under s23 of the Fisheries Administration Act 1991, this instrument is accepted on behalf of the Commission by:

 

 

Ryan Murphy

A/g 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 2016.

 

Commencement

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

 

 

Cessation

3.   This Determination is repealed on 1 March 2017 unless earlier revoked.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 2016 and ending on 29 February 2017 is:

 



Quota species

Total Allowable Commercial Catch

Albacore Tuna

2500 tonnes

Whole weight

Bigeye Tuna

1056 tonnes

Whole weight

Broadbill Swordfish

1373 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 2016 and ending on 29 February 2017 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