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This instrument amends the Northern Prawn Fishery (Closures) Direction No. 171 to open the fishery for specified periods each year, in this case until 30th November. Due to various unusual circumstances this year the season is to be closed 10 days earlier. This instrument is made under the power to make such variations as necessary from time to time.
Administered by: Agriculture and Water Resources
Registered 16 Nov 2016
Tabling HistoryDate
Tabled HR21-Nov-2016
Tabled Senate21-Nov-2016
Date of repeal 01 Jan 2017
Repealed by Self Repealing

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Fisheries Management Act 1991

Subsection 41A(3)



I, JAMES FINDLAY, Chief Executive Officer of the Australian Fisheries Management Authority, as delegate under delegation No. 2 of 2016 from the Commission, make the following Direction under subsection 41A(3) of the Fisheries Management Act 1991.

Dated:  14  November 2016

James Findlay

Chief Executive Officer

Australian Fisheries Management Authority



1.       This Direction may be cited as the Northern Prawn Fishery (Early Closure) Direction No. 173.


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


3.       This Direction is repealed on 1st January 2017 unless earlier revoked.


4.1    In this Direction:

"UTC" means Coordinated Universal Time, the time scale based on the second (SI), maintained by the International Bureau of Weights and Measures. For the purposes of this Direction UTC is equivalent to mean solar time at the prime meridian (0 degrees longitude), formerly expressed in Greenwich Mean Time (GMT).


4.2    Terms used in this Direction that are defined for the purposes of the Northern Prawn Fishery Management Plan 1995 have the same meanings in this Direction as they have in that Plan.

4.3     This Direction is to be read consistently with other Directions made under the Fisheries Management Act 1991.

Notes:         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 Northern Prawn Fishery and to a person acting on behalf of the holder.

Early closure for fishery

6.       The Northern Prawn Fishery (Closures) Direction No.171 is varied under subsection 43A(3) of the Fisheries Management Act 1991 to provide that fishing is not to be engaged in in the fishery during the period commencing at 2230 hours UTC on 20 November 2016 and ending at 2200 hours UTC on 30 November 2016.