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This determination provides the total allowable amount of various species of fish that may be taken by commercial operators in the particular fishery during the 2017 season.
Administered by: Agriculture and Water Resources
Registered 12 Jan 2017
Tabling HistoryDate
Tabled HR07-Feb-2017
Tabled Senate07-Feb-2017
Date ceased to have effect 01 Mar 2018
Ceased by Self Ceasing

 

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 2017

 

                                                                                                                                                           

 

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: 10   January 2017

 

 

In accordance with a decision taken to have been made without a meeting of the Commissioners under s25 of the Fisheries Administration Act 1991, this instrument is accepted on behalf of the Commission by:

 

 

 

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 2017.

 

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 2018 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 2017 and ending on 28 February 2018 is:

 



Quota species

Total Allowable Commercial Catch

Albacore Tuna

2500 tonnes

Whole weight

Bigeye Tuna

1056 tonnes

Whole weight

Broadbill Swordfish

1285 tonnes

Whole weight

Striped Marlin

351 tonnes

Whole weight

Yellowfin Tuna

2400 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 2017 and ending on 28 February 2018 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