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SR 1983 No. 262 Regulations as amended, taking into account amendments up to Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Amendment (Hammerhead Shark) Regulations 2018
Administered by: Environment and Energy
Registered 29 Mar 2018
Start Date 06 Mar 2018
Date of repeal 01 Apr 2019
Repealed by Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Regulations 2019

Commonwealth Coat of Arms of Australia

Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Regulations 1983

Statutory Rules No. 262, 1983

made under the

Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Act 1975

Compilation No. 53

Compilation date:                              6 March 2018

Includes amendments up to:            F2018L00191

Registered:                                         29 March 2018

 

About this compilation

This compilation

This is a compilation of the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Regulations 1983 that shows the text of the law as amended and in force on 6 March 2018 (the compilation date).

The notes at the end of this compilation (the endnotes) include information about amending laws and the amendment history of provisions of the compiled law.

Uncommenced amendments

The effect of uncommenced amendments is not shown in the text of the compiled law. Any uncommenced amendments affecting the law are accessible on the Legislation Register (www.legislation.gov.au). The details of amendments made up to, but not commenced at, the compilation date are underlined in the endnotes. For more information on any uncommenced amendments, see the series page on the Legislation Register for the compiled law.

Application, saving and transitional provisions for provisions and amendments

If the operation of a provision or amendment of the compiled law is affected by an application, saving or transitional provision that is not included in this compilation, details are included in the endnotes.

Editorial changes

For more information about any editorial changes made in this compilation, see the endnotes.

Modifications

If the compiled law is modified by another law, the compiled law operates as modified but the modification does not amend the text of the law. Accordingly, this compilation does not show the text of the compiled law as modified. For more information on any modifications, see the series page on the Legislation Register for the compiled law.

Self‑repealing provisions

If a provision of the compiled law has been repealed in accordance with a provision of the law, details are included in the endnotes.

  

  

  


Contents

Part 1—Preliminary                                                                                                             1

1............ Name of Regulations........................................................................... 1

3............ Definitions.......................................................................................... 1

3A......... References to laws of Queensland...................................................... 5

3B......... Meaning of words or expressions in relation to Amalgamated Great Barrier Reef Section      5

3C......... Geographic coordinates....................................................................... 6

3D......... Meaning of words or expressions referring to 100 metre line or coastal 100 metre line etc     6

4............ Pilots—prescribed law for the purposes of subsection 3(1)................ 6

Part 2—Amalgamated Great Barrier Reef Section                                          7

Division 2.1—Preliminary                                                                                          7

6............ Definitions for Part............................................................................. 7

Division 2.2—Zoning Plan—definitions and related matters                  8

7............ Accreditation of educational or research institutions........................... 8

8............ Accreditation of harvest fisheries........................................................ 8

13.......... Bait netting.......................................................................................... 9

14.......... Defence activities—definition for Zoning Plan.................................. 10

15.......... Fishing or collecting.......................................................................... 10

16.......... Harvest fisheries............................................................................... 13

17.......... Hook—definition for Zoning Plan..................................................... 13

18.......... Limited collecting.............................................................................. 13

19.......... Limited impact research (extractive)—definition for Zoning Plan..... 14

20.......... Limited impact research (non‑extractive)—definition for Zoning Plan 25

21.......... Limited spearfishing.......................................................................... 25

22.......... Limited trapping................................................................................ 25

23.......... Managed vessel or aircraft................................................................ 26

24.......... Mission Beach Leader Prawn Broodstock Capture Area.................. 26

25.......... Motorised watersports—definition for Zoning Plan......................... 26

26.......... Netting.............................................................................................. 27

27.......... Pelagic species.................................................................................. 27

28.......... Photography, filming or sound recording—definition for Zoning Plan 28

29.......... Protected species............................................................................... 28

30.......... Queensland fisheries legislation........................................................ 30

31.......... Ship—definition for Zoning Plan...................................................... 30

32.......... Stowed or secured............................................................................. 31

33.......... Traditional owner and traditional owner group—definitions for Zoning Plan        31

34.......... Trapping............................................................................................ 31

35.......... Trawling............................................................................................ 32

35A....... Trolling—prescribed limitation......................................................... 32

36.......... Vessel or aircraft charter operation—definition for Zoning Plan..... 32

37.......... General Use Zone—activities............................................................ 32

38.......... Habitat Protection Zone—activities................................................... 32

39.......... Conservation Park Zone—activities.................................................. 32

40.......... Buffer Zone—activities..................................................................... 33

41.......... Scientific Research Zone—activities................................................. 33

42.......... Marine National Park Zone—activities............................................. 33

43.......... Preservation Zone—activities............................................................ 33

44.......... Remote Natural Area—purposes for which the area may not be used or entered     33

45.......... Special Management Areas—types................................................... 34

46.......... Species Conservation (Dugong Protection) SMAs—declaration...... 34

47.......... Species Conservation (Dugong Protection) SMAs—special management provisions             41

48.......... Seasonal Closure (Offshore Ribbon Reefs) SMAs—declaration..... 48

49.......... Seasonal Closure (Offshore Ribbon Reefs) SMAs—special management provisions             51

50.......... No Dories Detached (Offshore Ribbon Reefs) SMAs—declaration 51

51.......... No Dories Detached (Offshore Ribbon Reefs) SMAs—special management provision         53

52.......... Restricted Access SMAs—declaration............................................. 53

53.......... Restricted Access SMAs—special management provision............... 54

54.......... Raine Island Reef, Moulter Cay Reef and MacLennan Cay Reef Restricted Access SMAs—exceptions to special management provision....................................................... 54

55.......... Australian Institute of Marine Science Restricted Access SMA—exceptions to special management provision........................................................................................... 54

56.......... One Tree Island Reef Restricted Access SMA—exceptions to special management provision.......................................................................................................... 55

57.......... Public Appreciation SMAs—declaration.......................................... 55

58.......... Public Appreciation SMAs (other than Whitsundays Public Appreciation SMA)—special management provisions......................................................................................... 58

59.......... Whitsundays Public Appreciation SMA—special management provisions             59

60.......... No Dories Detached (Marine National Park Zone) SMAs—declaration  59

61.......... No Dories Detached (Marine National Park Zone) SMAs—special management provisions  59

62.......... One Dory Detached (Conservation Park Zone) SMAs—declaration 60

63.......... One Dory Detached (Conservation Park Zone) SMAs—special management provision         60

64.......... One Dory Detached (Buffer Zone) SMAs—declaration................... 60

65.......... One Dory Detached (Buffer Zone) SMA—special management provisions            60

65A....... Natural Resources Conservation SMA—declaration........................ 60

65B....... Natural Resources Conservation SMA—special management provision 61

66.......... Maritime Cultural Heritage Protection SMA—declaration................ 61

66A....... Maritime Cultural Heritage Protection SMAs—special management provisions     61

67.......... Emergency Special Management Areas............................................ 62

68.......... Extension and revocation of designation........................................... 63

69.......... Entry to zones for purpose of taking certain protected species.......... 63

72.......... Contravening directions.................................................................... 63

73.......... Commercial activities on Low Island................................................ 63

Division 2.2A—Fishing and related offences                                                 65

73A....... Definitions for Division.................................................................... 65

73B....... Conservation Park Zone—fishing offence........................................ 65

73BA.... Marine National Park Zone—fishing offence................................... 65

73C....... Dories in non‑fishing areas............................................................... 66

73D....... Defences to prosecutions under regulation 73C................................ 67

73E........ Dories in Buffer Zone—offence by master of vessel........................ 67

73F........ Dories in Buffer Zone—offence by licence holder of vessel............. 68

73G....... Dories in Buffer Zone—offence by person on a dory....................... 68

73H....... Dories in Conservation Park Zone—offence by master of vessel..... 68

73I......... Dories in Conservation Park Zone—offence by licence holder of vessel 69

73J........ Dories in Conservation Park Zone—offence by person on a dory.... 69

Division 2.4—Authorisations relating to Hinchinbrook Planning Area                70

78B....... Definitions........................................................................................ 70

79.......... What this Division does.................................................................... 70

80.......... Application for authorisation............................................................. 70

81.......... Asking for more information about an application............................ 70

82.......... Consideration of application.............................................................. 71

83.......... Grant or refusal of authorisation....................................................... 71

84.......... When condition or refusal has effect................................................. 72

85.......... Authorisation is part of permission................................................... 72

86.......... How long authorisation remains in force.......................................... 72

87.......... Variation of authorisation in certain circumstances........................... 72

Part 2A—Permissions                                                                                                        73

Division 2A.1—Permissions to which Part 2A applies                              73

88.......... Permissions to which Part 2A applies............................................... 73

Division 2A.2—Applications for permissions                                                74

Subdivision 2A.2.1—Making applications for permissions                          74

88A....... How applications for permissions must be made.............................. 74

Subdivision 2A.2.2—Deciding whether applications are properly made  74

88AA.... Authority must decide whether applications are properly made........ 74

Subdivision 2A.2.3—Withdrawal of applications                                            75

88B....... Withdrawal of applications................................................................ 75

88C....... Withdrawals of EPBC referral deemed applications.......................... 75

Subdivision 2A.2.4—Additional information                                                   77

88E........ Additional information...................................................................... 77

Division 2A.3—Applications for special permissions                                78

88F........ Purpose of Division.......................................................................... 78

88G....... Interpretation..................................................................................... 78

88H....... Application of Division..................................................................... 79

88I......... Only entitled person may apply for special permission..................... 79

88J........ Invitations for expressions of interest............................................... 79

88K....... Consideration of expressions of interest to determine entitled person 80

88L........ Ranking expressions of interest........................................................ 80

88M...... First declaration of entitled person.................................................... 81

88N....... Second declaration of entitled person................................................ 81

88O....... Further declarations of entitled person.............................................. 82

88P........ Notice regarding unsuccessful expressions of interest...................... 82

Division 2A.3A—Assessment of impacts of proposed conduct             83

Subdivision 2A.3A.1—Deciding on approach for assessment                       83

88PA..... Application of this Subdivision......................................................... 83

88PB..... Authority must decide on approach for assessment.......................... 83

88PC..... Considerations in deciding on approach for assessment................... 84

Subdivision 2A.3A.2—Assessment by public information package            84

88PD..... Application of this Subdivision......................................................... 84

88PE..... Publication of information and advertisement................................... 84

88PF..... Dealing with response to publication of information and advertisement.. 85

88PG..... Applicant to act in accordance with PIP terms.................................. 85

Subdivision 2A.3A.3—Assessment by public environment report               85

88PH..... Application of this Subdivision......................................................... 85

88PI...... Terms of reference for public environment report............................. 86

88PJ...... Publication of PER advertisement by Authority................................ 87

88PK..... Alternative procedure for EPBC referral deemed application............ 87

Subdivision 2A.3A.4—Assessment by environmental impact statement    87

88PL..... Application of this Subdivision......................................................... 87

88PM.... Terms of reference for environmental impact statement.................... 88

88PN..... Publication of EIS advertisement by Authority................................. 89

88PO..... Alternative procedure for EPBC referral deemed application............ 89

Subdivision 2A.3A.5—Application treated as withdrawn for delay in following assessment processes                                                                                                         90

88PP..... Withdrawal of applications for failure to advertise for public comment 90

88PQ..... Authority may require action on assessment process and declare application withdrawn for failure to comply.............................................................................................. 90

Division 2A.4—Consideration of applications                                              91

88Q....... Mandatory considerations in deciding whether to grant permission.. 91

88RA.... Limitation on granting permission for dumping................................ 92

88S........ Limitations on granting permissions to take protected species.......... 93

88T........ Limitations on granting permissions to take leader prawn broodstock in Habitat Protection Zone in Mission Beach Leader Prawn Broodstock Capture Area.................. 94

88U....... Limitation on granting permissions to swim with dwarf minke whales in part of the Cairns Planning Area—maximum number.................................................................. 95

88V....... Limitations on granting permissions to enter or use Princess Charlotte Bay SMA—special management provisions......................................................................................... 95

88VA.... Limitations on granting permissions to enter or use Maritime Cultural Heritage Protection SMAs—special management provisions......................................................... 96

88W...... Considerations for permissions to camp on Commonwealth islands 97

Division 2A.5—Granting and refusing permissions                                   98

88X....... Grant or refusal of permission.......................................................... 98

88Y....... Application to be decided within reasonable time.............................. 98

88Z........ Decision on referrals that are taken to be applications....................... 98

Division 2A.6—Form, term and conditions of permissions                  100

88ZA..... Form of permission......................................................................... 100

88ZB..... Term of permission......................................................................... 100

88ZC..... Certain permissions to continue in force......................................... 100

88ZD..... Commencement of special permissions........................................... 101

88ZE..... Conditions of permission................................................................ 101

88ZF..... Authorities under permissions........................................................ 102

Division 2A.7—Transfer of permissions and changes in beneficial ownership  103

Subdivision 2A.7.1—Transfer of permissions                                                103

88ZG..... Application to transfer permission.................................................. 103

88ZH..... Mandatory considerations in deciding whether to approve transfer of permission   103

88ZI...... Further information required to consider application....................... 104

88ZJ...... Transfer of permissions related to approval under Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999.................................................................... 104

88ZK..... Approval of transfer........................................................................ 104

88ZL..... Transfer of authorisation attached to permission............................. 105

Subdivision 2A.7.2—Change in beneficial ownership of company           105

88ZM.... Change in beneficial ownership of permission holder that is a company  105

88ZN..... Further particulars about change in beneficial ownership................ 106

88ZO..... Modification, suspension or revocation relating to change in beneficial ownership 106

Division 2A.8—Modification, suspension and revocation                     108

88ZP..... Modification of permission conditions............................................ 108

88ZQ..... Modification of conditions or suspension of permission—pending investigation    109

88ZR..... Action following investigation........................................................ 109

88ZT..... Suspension of permission—environmental management charge..... 110

88ZU..... Revocation of permission—general................................................ 111

88ZV..... Revoked permission to be reinstated in particular circumstances.... 113

Division 2A.9—Offence provisions                                                                   114

88ZW.... Requirement to produce permission for inspection......................... 114

88ZX..... Notification of change in beneficial ownership............................... 114

88ZY..... Conviction after permission is suspended or revoked..................... 114

Division 2A.10—Miscellaneous                                                                           115

88ZZ..... Prescribed circumstances................................................................ 115

88ZZA.. No permission for reef walking in Whitsunday Planning Area....... 115

Part 2B—TUMRAs                                                                                                          117

Division 2B.1—Preliminary                                                                                  117

89A....... Definitions for Part......................................................................... 117

Division 2B.2—Accreditation of TUMRA                                                     118

89B....... Application for accreditation of TUMRA....................................... 118

89C....... Withdrawal of applications.............................................................. 118

89D....... Matters to be included in TUMRA................................................. 119

89E........ Additional information.................................................................... 119

89F........ Assessment of applications for accreditation................................... 120

89G....... Accreditation of TUMRA............................................................... 120

89H....... TUMRA has no effect unless accredited......................................... 121

89I......... Conditions of accreditation.............................................................. 121

89J........ Certificate of accreditation............................................................... 122

89K....... Authorities under accreditation........................................................ 122

89L........ Accreditation to continue in force.................................................... 122

Division 2B.3—Modification of TUMRA                                                       124

89M...... Application to modify TUMRA or conditions of accreditation....... 124

89N....... Additional information.................................................................... 124

89O....... Decision on application................................................................... 125

89P........ Notice of decision........................................................................... 125

89Q....... Notice of refusal to modify TUMRA or conditions........................ 126

Division 2B.4—Modification, suspension and revocation                     127

89R....... Modification of conditions or suspension of accreditation—pending investigation  127

89S........ Action following investigation........................................................ 127

89T........ Suspension or revocation of accreditation—general........................ 128

Division 2B.5—Termination of accredited TUMRA                               129

89U....... Termination of accredited TUMRA................................................ 129

Part 3A—Discharge of sewage                                                                                  130

93A....... Application of this Part................................................................... 130

93B....... Interpretation of this Part................................................................. 130

93C....... Discharge of sewage generally........................................................ 131

93D....... Discharge of untreated sewage from vessels................................... 132

93E........ Discharge of treated sewage from vessels....................................... 132

93F........ Discharge of sewage from vessels generally................................... 132

93G....... Discharge in prescribed circumstances............................................ 133

Part 4—General                                                                                                                  134

94.......... Removal of property....................................................................... 134

95.......... Certain animals not to be taken onto Commonwealth islands.......... 135

101........ Littering prohibited.......................................................................... 135

101A..... Mooring buoy must display mooring reference number................. 135

102........ Public mooring and public infrastructure not to be removed, misused or damaged  136

103........ Persons shall not furnish false information..................................... 138

Part 4AA—Register                                                                                                          139

114........ Register........................................................................................... 139

115........ Access to register............................................................................ 139

116........ Public to be given copies of documents.......................................... 140

Part 4AB—Reporting requirements                                                                      141

116A..... Great Barrier Reef Outlook Report................................................. 141

Part 4AInteracting with cetaceans                                                                     142

117A..... Definitions for Part 4A................................................................... 142

117B..... Application of Part 4A.................................................................... 142

117C..... Offences in this Part........................................................................ 143

117D..... Prohibited vessel............................................................................. 143

117E...... Other craft—adult cetaceans............................................................ 143

117F...... Other craft—calves......................................................................... 144

117G..... Aircraft............................................................................................ 145

117H..... Feeding........................................................................................... 145

117I....... Touching and sudden movements................................................... 146

117J...... Swimming with cetaceans............................................................... 146

117JA... Conducting swimming‑with‑whales activities without permission. 146

117JB.... Protection of whales in whale protection area................................. 146

117K..... Exemption regarding application of this Part................................... 147

117L...... Application for exemption............................................................... 148

Part 5—Compulsory pilotage                                                                                     150

118........ Compulsory pilotage area................................................................ 150

119........ Exemption from requirement to navigate with a pilot—prescribed information        151

120........ Minister may request further information........................................ 152

121........ Exemption may be conditional........................................................ 153

122........ Applicant’s duty to notify of changes in prescribed information..... 153

123........ Termination of exemption in certain circumstances......................... 153

Part 6—Bareboat operations                                                                                      154

124........ Register of appropriately qualified persons..................................... 154

126........ Offences—identification numbers................................................... 154

Part 7—Fees                                                                                                                          156

127........ Interpretation of this Part................................................................. 156

128........ Fees for assessment in respect of application for permission.......... 156

129........ Indexation of fee for assessment..................................................... 158

130........ Waiver of fee for assessment.......................................................... 159

131........ Notices of fees payable................................................................... 159

132........ Lapsing of application for permission............................................. 160

133........ Fee for application for exemption from compulsory pilotage.......... 160

133A..... Fees in relation to register............................................................... 160

133B..... Reinstatement fee............................................................................ 161

134........ Fees for other applications and requests.......................................... 161

Part 8—Environmental management charges                                                 164

Division 8.1—General                                                                                              164

135........ Interpretation................................................................................... 164

136........ Chargeable permissions.................................................................. 166

137........ Secondary services.......................................................................... 167

138........ Notice of decision........................................................................... 167

139........ Numbering of secondary services................................................... 168

Division 8.2—Amount of charge and payment                                           169

Subdivision 1—Standard tourist program charges                                       169

140........ Meanings of terms.......................................................................... 169

141........ Standard tourist program charge..................................................... 169

142........ Payment of standard tourist program charge—general rule............. 170

143........ Visitors who do not have to pay charge.......................................... 170

144........ Offence—altering ticket etc............................................................. 171

145........ Longer tours.................................................................................... 171

146........ Very short tours.............................................................................. 171

147........ Tours that arrive late or depart early................................................ 172

148........ When charge is payable................................................................... 172

Subdivision 2—Other charges                                                                            172

149........ Non‑motorised beach equipment charges........................................ 172

150........ Dinghy charges............................................................................... 173

151........ Motorised water sport charges........................................................ 173

152........ Semi‑submersible and glass‑bottomed boats charges...................... 174

153........ Sight‑seeing aircraft charges........................................................... 174

154........ Pontoon charges.............................................................................. 174

155........ Floating hotel charges..................................................................... 175

156........ Marina charges................................................................................ 175

157........ Underwater observatory charges..................................................... 175

158........ Lady Elliot Island charges............................................................... 175

159........ Discharge of sewage charges.......................................................... 176

160........ Vessel chartering charges................................................................ 176

161........ Vending operations charges............................................................ 177

162........ Mariculture...................................................................................... 177

Subdivision 3—Payment and overpayment                                                    177

163........ When collected amounts are payable............................................... 177

164........ Payment on termination or transfer of permission........................... 177

165........ Overpayment of charge by holder of chargeable permission........... 178

Division 8.3—Record‑keeping and returns etc                                           179

166........ Record‑keeping etc.......................................................................... 179

167........ Returns............................................................................................ 179

168........ Custody and banking of collected amounts..................................... 180

Part 9—Shoalwater Bay (Dugong) Plan of Management enforcement provisions           181

169........ Definitions...................................................................................... 181

171........ Offences.......................................................................................... 181

Part 10—Cairns Area Plan of Management 1998—enforcement provisions       182

174........ Offences.......................................................................................... 182

Part 11—Whitsundays Plan of Management 1998—enforcement provisions      183

178........ Offences.......................................................................................... 183

179........ Conditions of permissions cease to prohibit what is no longer prohibited by amendment of the Plan........................................................................................................ 183

Part 12—Hinchinbrook Plan of Management 2004—enforcement provisions    184

182........ Offences.......................................................................................... 184

Part 13—Notification and review of decisions                                                 185

183........ Notice of certain decisions.............................................................. 185

184........ Contents of a notice......................................................................... 185

185........ Requests for reconsideration of decisions....................................... 186

186........ Reconsideration of decisions........................................................... 187

187........ AAT review of decisions after reconsideration............................... 188

187A..... Reconsideration of reviewable decisions......................................... 188

Part 13A—Inspector powers                                                                                       190

187B..... Power of inspector to give directions.............................................. 190

187C..... General powers of inspectors.......................................................... 190

Part 14—Infringement notices                                                                                   192

188........ Purpose of Part 14.......................................................................... 192

189........ Infringement notice offences and infringement notice penalties...... 192

190........ Interpretation................................................................................... 193

191........ Infringement notices........................................................................ 194

192........ Service of infringement notices....................................................... 194

193........ Payment of penalty.......................................................................... 195

194........ Extension of time to pay.................................................................. 195

195........ Matters for Authority to take into account....................................... 196

196........ Withdrawal of infringement notices................................................ 196

197........ Effect of payment of infringement notice penalty............................ 197

198........ Admissions under regulation 195................................................... 197

199........ Matter not to be taken into account in determining sentence............ 197

200........ Evidence for hearing....................................................................... 197

201........ Offences involving a vehicle—liability of owner............................ 198

202........ Copy of statutory declaration to be served...................................... 199

203........ Infringement notice not compulsory, etc......................................... 199

Part 15—Miscellaneous                                                                                                  200

204........ Giving of notices............................................................................. 200

205........ Form of applications, documents and information.......................... 200

205A..... Use of computer programs to make decisions etc........................... 200

206........ Form of identity card....................................................................... 200

Part 16—Application, saving and transitional provisions                         202

207........ Application of amendments made on 4 October 2017 by the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Amendment (Permission System) Regulations 2017....................... 202

Schedule 1—Designated anchorages                                                     204

Part 1—Far Northern management area                                                            204

Part 2—Cairns/Cooktown management area                                                  207

Part 3—Townsville/Whitsunday management area                                     208

Division 1—Dunk Island                                                                                         208

Division 2—Hinchinbrook planning area                                                      209

Division 3—Whitsunday Planning Area                                                         210

Part 4—Mackay/Capricorn management area                                               212

Schedule 1A—Superyacht anchorages                                               213

1............ Blue Pearl Bay, Hayman Island superyacht anchorage................... 213

2............ Bona Bay, Gloucester Island superyacht anchorage........................ 213

3............ Border Island East superyacht anchorage........................................ 213

4............ Burning Point, Shaw Island superyacht anchorage......................... 213

5............ Cape Conway/Repulse Bay superyacht anchorage.......................... 213

6............ Cateran Bay, Border Island superyacht anchorage.......................... 213

7............ Chance Bay, Whitsunday Island superyacht anchorage.................. 214

8............ Gap Beach, Lindeman Islands superyacht anchorage...................... 214

9............ Grassy Island superyacht anchorage............................................... 214

10.......... Henning and Whitsunday Islands passage superyacht anchorage... 214

11.......... Luncheon Bay, Hook Island superyacht anchorage........................ 214

12.......... Macona Inlet, Hook Island superyacht anchorage........................... 214

13.......... Neck Bay, Shaw Island superyacht anchorage................................ 214

14.......... Roberta Bay, Shaw Island superyacht anchorage............................ 215

15.......... Scrub Hen Beach, Whitsunday Island superyacht anchorage.......... 215

16.......... Stonehaven Anchorage, Hook Island superyacht anchorage........... 215

17.......... Thomas Island superyacht anchorage.............................................. 215

18.......... Tongue Bay, Whitsunday Island superyacht anchorage.................. 215

19.......... Turtle Bay, Whitsunday Island superyacht anchorage..................... 216

20.......... Whitehaven Beach South, Whitsunday Island superyacht anchorage 216

21.......... Woodwark Bay superyacht anchorage............................................ 216

Schedule 1B—No‑anchoring areas                                                          217

1............ Bait Reef no‑anchoring area............................................................ 217

2............ Black Island no‑anchoring area....................................................... 217

3............ Blue Pearl Bay, Hayman Island no‑anchoring area......................... 218

4............ Butterfly Bay, Hook Island no‑anchoring area................................ 218

5............ Cateran Bay, Border Island no‑anchoring area................................ 219

6............ Dumbell Island no‑anchoring area.................................................. 219

7............ False Nara, Hook Island no‑anchoring area.................................... 220

8............ Langford Island no‑anchoring area................................................. 220

9............ Luncheon Bay, Hook Island no‑anchoring area.............................. 221

10.......... Manta Ray Bay, Hook Island no‑anchoring area............................ 222

11.......... Maureen’s Cove, Hook Island no‑anchoring area........................... 222

12.......... North Stonehaven Bay, Hook Island no‑anchoring area................. 223

13.......... Pinnacle Bay, Hook Island no‑anchoring area................................ 223

14.......... South Stonehaven Bay, Hook Island no‑anchoring area................. 224

15.......... Sunlovers Bay, Daydream Island no‑anchoring area...................... 224

Schedule 2—Whale protection areas                                                     226

Part 1—Preliminary                                                                                                         226

Part 2—Whitsunday whale protection area                                                      227

Endnotes                                                                                                                                  230

Endnote 1—About the endnotes                                                                          230

Endnote 2—Abbreviation key                                                                              231

Endnote 3—Legislation history                                                                           232

Endnote 4—Amendment history                                                                         235

Endnote 5—Miscellaneous                                                                                     256


Part 1Preliminary

  

1  Name of Regulations

                   These Regulations are the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Regulations 1983.

3  Definitions

             (1)  In these Regulations:

Act means the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Act 1975.

Amalgamated Great Barrier Reef Section means the area to which that name is assigned by the Great Barrier Reef (Declaration of Amalgamated Marine Park Area) Proclamation 2004.

application, for a permission, means an application that has not been withdrawn.

authorisation means an authorisation mentioned in the Hinchinbrook Plan of Management 2004 and granted under regulation 83.

authority:

                     (a)  for regulation 47—has the meaning given by the Queensland fisheries legislation; and

                     (b)  elsewhere in these regulations—means an authority given under regulation 88ZF.

bareboat means a vessel that is:

                     (a)  registered as a commercial ship under the Transport Operations (Marine Safety) Regulation 2004 of Queensland; and

                     (b)  more than 6 metres in length; and

                     (c)  made available for use without master or crew.

Examples:

Cruiser, houseboat, yacht.

bareboat operation means making available a bareboat under a commercial arrangement (including a hiring, timeshare or similar arrangement) for recreational use.

business day means a day that is not a Saturday, Sunday or public holiday in Queensland.

Cairns Planning Area has the meaning given by the Cairns Area Plan of Management 1998.

Commonwealth Heritage value has the same meaning as in the Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999.

Commonwealth island means an island that is:

                     (a)  owned by the Commonwealth; and

                     (b)  within the Marine Park.

continuation application has the meaning given by subregulation 88AA(5).

cruise ship anchorage has the same meaning as designated anchorage.

Defence Force has the meaning given by section 30 of the Defence Act 1903.

designated anchorage means a point or an area described in Schedule 1.

dory means:

                     (a)  a vessel in relation to which a licence or other permission (however described and whether or not in force) has been granted under a Commonwealth, State or Territory law, permitting the vessel to be used in association with a primary commercial fishing vessel; or

                     (b)  a vessel that is used in association with a primary commercial fishing vessel.

drying reef means an area of reef exposed at low tide.

EIS advertisement has the meaning given by subparagraph 88PM(1)(c)(ii).

EIS terms has the meaning given by subregulation 88PM(1).

EPBC referral deemed application means a referral under the Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999 of a proposal to take an action that, under section 37AB of the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Act 1975, is taken to be an application for a permission.

high‑speed vessel means a personal watercraft, hovercraft or wing‑in‑ground‑effect, or a vessel of any kind if operated faster than 35 knots.

Hinchinbrook Planning Area has the meaning given by the Hinchinbrook Plan of Management 2004.

holding company has the same meaning as in the Corporations Act 2001.

indigenous heritage value has the same meaning as in the Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999.

modify, in relation to a condition, includes vary, add, omit and substitute.

motorised water sport means any of the following activities:

                     (a)  irregular driving of a motorised vessel—that is, driving the vessel otherwise than in a straight line (except for necessary turns or diversions), including:

                              (i)  driving in a circle or other pattern; or

                             (ii)  weaving or diverting; or

                            (iii)  surfing down, or jumping over or across, any wave, swell or wash;

                     (b)  an activity in which a high‑speed vessel or motorised vessel tows a person on top of the water or in the air (for example, waterskiing or parasailing);

                     (c)  an activity in which a personal watercraft is used, except:

                              (i)  for transport by taking the most direct reasonable route and driving in a regular manner between 2 places; or

                             (ii)  if the personal watercraft can only be operated when fully submerged under the water and for the primary purpose of viewing coral.

National Heritage value has the same meaning as in the Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999.

no‑anchoring area means an area described in Schedule 1B.

PER advertisement has the meaning given by subparagraph 88PI(1)(c)(ii).

permission means a permission to which Part 2A applies.

permitted mooring means a mooring, other than a public mooring, for which the Authority has granted a permission.

personal watercraft has the same meaning as in the Transport Operations (Marine Safety) Act 1994 (Qld) as in force on the commencement of the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Amendment (Whitsundays Plan of Management) Regulations 2017.

PER terms has the meaning given by subregulation 88PI(1).

PIP terms has the meaning given by subregulation 88PE(1).

primary commercial fishing vessel means:

                     (a)  a vessel in relation to which a licence or other permission (however described and whether or not in force) has been granted under a Commonwealth, State or Territory law, permitting the vessel to be used to take fish for commercial purposes; or

                     (b)  a vessel that is used to take fish for commercial purposes.

private mooring means a mooring other than a public mooring.

proposed conduct, in relation to an application for a permission, means the conduct proposed to be permitted by the permission.

public infrastructure:

                     (a)  means infrastructure that:

                              (i)  is installed in the Marine Park by or for the Authority, or by or for the agency in which the Marine Parks Act 2004 (Qld) is administered; and

                             (ii)  relates to the use of the Marine Park by the public; and

                     (b)  includes the following:

                              (i)  a reef protection marker;

                             (ii)  a buoy not attached to a public mooring;

                            (iii)  a sign;

                            (iv)  a boundary marking rope.

public mooring:

                     (a)  means a mooring that is:

                              (i)  installed in the Marine Park by or for the Authority, or by or for the agency in which the Marine Parks Act 2004 (Qld) is administered; and

                             (ii)  labelled as a public mooring or otherwise intended for public use; and

                     (b)  includes the following:

                              (i)  a floating buoy, tag and tackle;

                             (ii)  a structure fixing the mooring to the seabed.

Queensland fisheries legislation has the meaning given by regulation 30.

Queensland planning legislation means:

                     (a)  the Planning Act 2016 (Qld); or

                     (b)  the Planning Regulation 2017 (Qld); or

                     (c)  the State Planning Policy as defined in Schedule 24 to the Planning Regulation 2017 (Qld).

relevant impacts of proposed conduct or permitted conduct means:

                     (a)  the potential direct and indirect impacts of the conduct, and the potential cumulative impacts of the conduct (in conjunction with other conduct, events and circumstances), on the environment, biodiversity, and heritage values, of the Marine Park or a part of the Marine Park; or

                     (b)  the risk of the proposed conduct restricting reasonable use by the public of a part of the Marine Park and the extent of that restriction (if any).

research project means a diligent and systematic inquiry or investigation into a subject, in order to discover facts or principles, that has its own objectives, sampling design and outcomes.

SMA is an acronym of Special Management Area.

special permission has the meaning given in subregulation 88G(1).

special tourism permission means a permission to conduct a tourist program, or to conduct an activity under a tourist program, where:

                     (a)  the Regulations or a plan of management has imposed a limit on the number of such permissions that may be granted; or

                     (b)  a plan of management declares such permissions to be special tourism permissions for the purposes of the Regulations.

subsidiary has the same meaning as in the Corporations Act 2001.

superyacht means a high‑value, luxury sailing or motor vessel in use for sport or pleasure.

Note:          It does not matter whether the use of the vessel for sport or pleasure is private or commercial.

superyacht anchorage means an area described in Schedule 1A.

swimming‑with‑whales activity has the same meaning as in Part 4A.

tender commercial fishing vessel has the same meaning as dory.

transiting: a vessel or aircraft is transiting an area (however described), or from a place (the origin) to another place (the destination), if the vessel or aircraft is travelling:

                     (a)  through the area, or from the origin to the destination, by the most direct and reasonable route; and

                     (b)  in the case of a vessel—in such a manner that, at all times when the vessel is on that route, the vessel is being propelled (whether by engine, sail or human power) through the water in a forward direction and is not adrift.

For this purpose, it does not matter where the origin or the destination is, whether the origin is a point or an area or whether the destination is a point or an area.

TUMRA is an acronym for traditional use of marine resources agreement.

Uniform Shipping Laws Code has the meaning given by section 427 of the Navigation Act 1912.

whale watching activity has the same meaning as in Part 4A.

Whitsunday Planning Area has the meaning given by the Whitsundays Plan of Management 1998.

Zoning Plan means the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Zoning Plan 2003.

             (2)  For the purposes of subsection 39ZC(1) of the Act, the Zoning Plan and a plan of management, relevant permission means a permission mentioned in paragraph 88(1)(b) or (c).

3A  References to laws of Queensland

             (2)  Subject to subregulation (3), a reference in these Regulations to a law of Queensland (including a fishery management plan made under paragraph 32(1)(a) of the Fisheries Act 1994 of Queensland) is a reference to that law as in force from time to time.

             (3)  A reference in these Regulations to the Transport Operations (Marine Safety) Regulation 2004 of Queensland or the Transport Operations (Marine Pollution) Regulation 2008 of Queensland is a reference to that law as in force on 18 December 2008.

3B  Meaning of words or expressions in relation to Amalgamated Great Barrier Reef Section

                   A word or expression used in these Regulations and the Zoning Plan that is defined in the Zoning Plan has, in the application of these Regulations to and in relation to the Amalgamated Great Barrier Reef Section, the same meaning as it has in the Zoning Plan.

Note:          The Dictionary to the Zoning Plan provides for a number of terms in the Zoning Plan to have the meaning given by these Regulations.

3C  Geographic coordinates

                   Geographic coordinates in these Regulations are expressed in terms of the Geocentric Datum of Australia 1994.

Note:          The Geocentric Datum of Australia 1994 (also known as GDA94) was published in Gazette No. GN35 of 6 September 1995.

3D  Meaning of words or expressions referring to 100 metre line or coastal 100 metre line etc

                   In these Regulations, each of the following words or expressions has the same meaning as it has in the Zoning Plan:

                     (a)  100 metre line or coastal 100 metre line;

                     (b)  500 metre line or coastal 500 metre line;

                     (c)  1 kilometre line or coastal 1 kilometre line;

                     (d)  reef edge.

4  Pilots—prescribed law for the purposes of subsection 3(1)

                   For the purposes of paragraph (b) of the definition of pilot in subsection 3(1) of the Act, the following laws are prescribed:

                     (a)  Navigation Act 1912;

                     (b)  the Transport Operations (Marine Safety) Act 1994 of Queensland.

Part 2Amalgamated Great Barrier Reef Section

Division 2.1Preliminary

6  Definitions for Part

                   In this Part:

Fisheries Regulation means the Fisheries Regulation 2008 of Queensland.

Representative Aboriginal/Torres Strait Islander body has the same meaning as in the Native Title Act 1993.

Division 2.2Zoning Plan—definitions and related matters

7  Accreditation of educational or research institutions

             (1)  The Authority may, by notice in the Gazette, accredit an educational or research institution to conduct any 1 or more of the following:

                     (a)  limited impact research (extractive);

                     (b)  limited impact research (non‑extractive);

                     (c)  a limited educational program;

if it is satisfied that the institution:

                     (d)  has adopted appropriate environmental practices and standards (including instruction and training of personnel); and

                     (e)  has an ongoing commitment to improve those practices and standards;

relating to research or education undertaken in the Marine Park by the institution or on its behalf.

Note:          For the meaning of limited educational program, see the Dictionary to the Zoning Plan. For the meaning of limited impact research (extractive) and limited impact research (non‑extractive), see that Dictionary and regulations 19 and 20.

             (2)  The Authority may revoke an accreditation by notice in the Gazette if:

                     (a)  it is satisfied that the institution:

                              (i)  has ceased to hold the practices and standards mentioned in paragraph (1)(d); or

                             (ii)  no longer has the commitment mentioned in paragraph (1)(e); or

                     (b)  it is satisfied that:

                              (i)  damage to, or degradation or disruption of, the physical environment or the living resources of the Marine Park, or of any part of it, has occurred; or

                             (ii)  there is an imminent threat that such damage, degradation or disruption will occur.

             (3)  Subject to subregulation (4), an institution accredited under subregulation (1), as in force immediately before this subregulation commences, continues to be accredited to conduct limited impact research (extractive) and limited impact research (non‑extractive).

             (4)  Subregulation (3) does not affect the Authority’s power to revoke the accreditation of such an institution.

8  Accreditation of harvest fisheries

             (1)  The Authority may accredit a harvest fishery for the Zoning Plan by notice in the Gazette if it is satisfied that the management arrangements for the fishery under Queensland fisheries legislation provide a sound basis for an ecologically sustainable harvest fishery in an area that is part of, or includes a part of, the Marine Park.

Note:          In the Zoning Plan, harvest fishery is defined in part as ‘… a fishery declared by the Regulations’. For the list of harvest fisheries, see regulation 16.

             (2)  The Authority may revoke an accreditation by notice in the Gazette if it is satisfied that:

                     (a)  the management arrangements are no longer a sound basis for an ecologically sustainable fishery in an area that is part of, or includes a part of, the Marine Park; or

                     (b)  the compliance arrangements for the fishery are not adequate, or are not being adequately enforced.

13  Bait netting

             (1)  This regulation declares the nets and specifies the limitations on netting for the definition of bait netting in the Zoning Plan.

             (2)  The following nets are declared:

                     (a)  for a recreational fisher—a cast, scoop or seine net that complies with the size, measurement and other physical requirements in the following provisions of the Fisheries Regulation:

                              (i)  for a cast net—section 187A;

                             (ii)  for a scoop net—section 187B;

                            (iii)  for a seine net—section 187C;

                     (b)  for a commercial fisher—a seine, cast or mesh net that complies with the size, measurement and other physical requirements in the following provisions of the Fisheries Regulation:

                              (i)  for a seine net—subsection 475(1);

                             (ii)  for a cast net—section 532;

                            (iii)  for a mesh net—section 533.

             (3)  The following limitations are specified:

                     (a)  for a recreational fisher—netting must be in accordance with section 179 of the Fisheries Regulation;

                     (b)  for a commercial fisher:

                              (i)  using a seine net—netting must be in accordance with sections 179 and 181 and subsections 472(6), 472(7) and 475(2) of the Fisheries Regulation; and

                             (ii)  using a cast net for taking ‘N11’ fish—the fisher must comply with the licence condition in subsection 247(5) of the Fisheries Regulation; and

                            (iii)  using a mesh net—netting must be in accordance with sections 179, 181, 530, 533 and 533B of the Fisheries Regulation and, if used for taking ‘N11’ fish, the fisher must comply with the licence condition in subsection 247(5) of the Fisheries Regulation;

                     (c)  a commercial fisher must not:

                              (i)  take a non‑bait fish in the Conservation Park Zone using a net mentioned in subregulation (2); or

                             (ii)  possess (whether or not in the Conservation Park Zone) a non‑bait fish that was taken in the Conservation Park Zone using a net mentioned in subregulation (2).

             (4)  However, a commercial fisher does not take or possess a non‑bait fish if:

                     (a)  the fish is taken unintentionally; and

                     (b)  the fisher does not allow the net containing the fish to be out of the water other than to immediately remove the fish from the net; and

                     (c)  the fisher immediately releases the fish into water deep enough to allow the fish to escape.

             (5)  In this regulation:

commercial fisher has the same meaning as in the Fisheries Regulation.

‘N11’ fish has the same meaning as in the Fisheries Regulation.

non‑bait fish means a fish of any of the following species:

                     (a)  bream of the genus Acanthopagrus or Rhabdosargus;

                     (b)  flathead of the genus Platycephalus;

                     (c)  whiting of the genus Sillago.

possess a non‑bait fish means:

                     (a)  to have custody or control of the fish; or

                     (b)  to have an ability or right to obtain custody or control of the fish.

recreational fisher has the same meaning as in the Fisheries Regulation.

14  Defence activities—definition for Zoning Plan

                   In the Zoning Plan:

defence activities means activities for defence purposes:

                     (a)  conducted by the Defence Force; or

                     (b)  conducted by an arm of the defence forces of another country that is in Australia with the approval of the Government of Australia; or

                     (c)  conducted or authorised by the Department of Defence.

15  Fishing or collecting

             (1)  In this regulation:

possess something means:

                     (a)  to have custody or control of it; or

                     (b)  to have an ability or right to obtain custody or control of it.

             (2)  For the definition of fishing or collecting in the Zoning Plan, the following limitations are prescribed:

                     (a)  an animal or plant of a protected species is not to be taken or possessed otherwise than in accordance with subparagraph 5.3 (b)(ii) or paragraph 5.3(c) of the Zoning Plan;

                     (b)  a specimen of an animal of a species referred to in Part 1 of Table 15 is not to be taken or possessed;

                     (c)  not more than 5 specimens of an animal of a species referred to in Part 2 of that table are to be taken or possessed;

                     (d)  if an animal or plant of a species authorised to be taken under Queensland fisheries legislation is taken:

                              (i)  no more than the number of specimens authorised by that legislation to be taken or possessed are to be taken or possessed; and

                             (ii)  the taking or possession is to be in accordance with that legislation.

Note for paragraph 2(a):                For the kinds of species that are protected species, see regulation 29.

Table 15          Restricted species for fishing or collecting

 

Item

Species

Common names

Part 1—No specimens to be taken or possessed at any time

1

Classes Anthozoa and Hydrozoa (all species)

Corals (hard, soft and black), anemones, zoanthids, seafans, corallimorpharians, hydroids and fire corals

Part 2—No more than 5 specimens to be taken or possessed at a time

1

Chlorurus microrhinos

Steephead parrotfish

2

Class Ascidiacea (all species)

Sea squirts

3

Class Gastropoda (all species except Cassis cornuta and Charonia tritonis)

Snails and slugs (including whelks, nudibranchs, limpets, cowries, trochus and baler shells) except giant helmet shell and trumpet triton

4

Family Anomalopidae (all species)

Flashlightfishes

5

Family Antennariidae (all species)

Anglerfishes and frogfishes

6

Family Aploactinidae (all species)

Velvetfishes

7

Family Apogonidae (all species)

Cardinalfishes and siphonfishes

8

Family Aulostomidae (all species)

Trumpetfishes

9

Family Balistidae (all species)

Triggerfishes

10

Family Batrachoididae (all species)

Frogfishes

11

Family Blenniidae (all species)

Blennies

12

Family Callionymidae (all species)

Dragonets

13

Family Caracanthidae (all species)

Crouchers and orbicular velvetfishes

14

Family Centriscidae (all species)

Razorfishes and shrimpfishes

15

Family Chaetodontidae (all species)

Butterflyfishes

16

Family Cirrhitidae (all species)

Hawkfishes

17

Family Clinidae (all species)

Scaled blennies, armoured blennies and weedfishes

18

Family Congridae (all species)

Conger eels

19

Family Diodontidae (all species)

Porcupinefishes

20

Family Ephippidae (all species)

Batfishes

21

Family Fistulariidae (all species)

Flutemouths

22

Family Gobiidae (all species)

Gobies

23

Family Holocentridae (all species)

Squirrelfishes and soldierfishes

24

Family Labridae (all species except Choerodon anchorago, C. schoenleini, C. cyanodus, C. cephalotes, C. venustus, Bodianus spp., Cheilinus undulatus, C. fasciatus and C. trilobatus)

Wrasses and tuskfishes (except anchor tuskfish, blackspot tuskfish, blue tuskfish, purple tuskfish, Venus tuskfish, pigfish, humphead Maori wrasse, redbreast Maori wrasse and tripletail Maori wrasse)

25

Family Malacanthidae (all species)

Tilefishes

26

Family Microdesmidae (all species)

Wormfishes and dartfishes

27

Family Monacanthidae (all species)

Leatherjackets

28

Family Monocentrididae (all species)

Pineapplefishes

29

Family Muraenidae (all species)

Moray eels

30

Family Ophichthidae (all species)

Snake eels

31

Family Ostraciidae (all species)

Boxfishes

32

Family Pegasidae (all species)

Seamoths

33

Family Plesiopidae (all species)

Longfins and prettyfins

34

Family Pomacanthidae (all species)

Angelfishes

35

Family Pomacentridae (all species)

Damselfishes

36

Family Priacanthidae (all species)

Bigeyes

37

Family Pseudochromidae (all species)

Dottybacks and eel blennies

38

Family Scorpaenidae (all species)

Scorpionfishes, firefishes and lionfishes

39

Family Siganidae (all species)

Rabbitfish

40

Family Tetraodontidae (all species)

Toadfishes and pufferfishes

41

Family Tripterygiidae (all species)

Triplefins

42

Family Zanclidae (all species)

Moorish idol

43

Genus Nautilus (all species)

Nautilus

44

Genus Pinctada (all species)

Pearl oysters

45

Phylum Echinodermata (all species except those of the class Holothuroidea)

Sea stars, crinoids, brittle stars, sea urchins, but not sea cucumbers

46

Phylum Porifera (all species)

Sponges

47

Subfamily Anthiinae (all species)

Anthias and basslets

48

Tribe Grammistini (all species)

Soapfishes

16  Harvest fisheries

                   For the definition of harvest fishery in the Zoning Plan, the following fisheries (being fisheries described in Chapters 7 and 11 of the Fisheries Regulation) are declared:

                     (a)  the Aquarium Fish Fishery;

                     (b)  the Bêche‑de‑Mer Fishery (East Coast);

                     (c)  the Coral Fishery;

                     (d)  the Commercial Crayfish and Rocklobster Fishery;

                     (e)  the Pearl Fishery;

                      (f)  the Shell Fishery;

                     (g)  the Trochus Fishery (East Coast);

                     (h)  the Beachworm Fishery;

                      (i)  the Bloodworm Fishery;

                      (j)  the Marine Yabby Fishery.

17  Hook—definition for Zoning Plan

             (1)  In the Zoning Plan:

hook means, in addition to its ordinary meaning, any of the things mentioned in subregulation (2).

             (2)  Those things are the following:

                     (a)  a single‑shanked double or treble hook;

                     (b)  a lure (that is, an artificial bait with no more than 3 hooks attached to it);

                     (c)  an artificial fly;

                     (d)  a jig for taking squid;

                     (e)  a ganged hook set, consisting of no more than 6 hooks, each of which is in contact (by the point of 1 hook being threaded through the eye of another, or joined by a swivel or wire) with at least 1 of the other hooks in the set, used to attach 1 piece of bait and intended to catch only 1 fish;

                      (f)  a bait jig (that is, a hook or a group of hooks consisting of no more than 6 hooks, each hook being of a size between number 1 and number 12 (both inclusive) or their equivalents).

18  Limited collecting

                   In the Zoning Plan, limited collecting means the collecting of an animal or plant, subject to the condition or limitation that the collecting is done by hand, or with a hand‑held implement that is not motorised nor pneumatically nor hydraulically operated.

Note:          This is not the only relevant limitation. The Zoning Plan refers to limited collecting only as a kind of fishing or collecting. The definition of fishing or collecting in the Zoning Plan provides for extra limitations, which are set out in subregulation 15(2).

19  Limited impact research (extractive)—definition for Zoning Plan

Definition for Zoning Plan

             (1)  In the Zoning Plan:

limited impact research (extractive) means research that:

                     (a)  involves:

                              (i)  the taking of an animal, plant or marine product by limited research sampling; or

                             (ii)  the installation and operation of minor research aids in a way that does not pose a threat to the environment, safety or navigation and is in accordance with the research guidelines (if any); and

                     (b)  is a component of a research project conducted by a research institution accredited under regulation 7; and

                     (c)  if:

                              (i)  the research is conducted in an area of the Scientific Research Zone; and

                             (ii)  the Authority has approved an environmental management plan in writing for a research station associated with the area;

                            is conducted in accordance with that plan.

Definitions for this regulation

             (2)  In this regulation:

limited research sampling means sampling in accordance with all of the following conditions:

                     (a)  taking is done, in accordance with the research guidelines (if any):

                              (i)  by hand; or

                             (ii)  by the use of a hand‑held implement that is not motorised and not pneumatically or hydraulically operated; or

                            (iii)  by the use of a minor research aid;

                     (b)  no more than 20 litres of wet sediment is taken for a research project for a calendar year;

                     (c)  no more than 100 litres of seawater is taken for a research project for a calendar year;

                     (d)  taking of marine plants, as defined in the Fisheries Act 1994 (Qld), complies with Queensland fisheries legislation and Queensland planning legislation;

                     (e)  taking of organisms of marine taxa of the kingdom Chromista would comply with Queensland fisheries legislation and Queensland planning legislation if those organisms were marine plants for the purposes of all that legislation;

                      (f)  the conditions described in subregulations (3) and (4) on taking animals.

Note:          As all the conditions mentioned in the definition need to be met for sampling to be limited research sampling, if 2 or more conditions potentially relate to the same activity, the activity will be limited research sampling only if all those conditions are met.

minor research aid means any of the following:

                     (a)  any of the following that is not powered in a way that poses a threat to the environment:

                              (i)  apparatus, or equipment, authorised under Queensland fisheries legislation for recreational use;

                             (ii)  a data logger;

                            (iii)  a water‑sampling device;

                            (iv)  a sediment‑sampling device;

                             (v)  passive acoustic monitoring or survey equipment;

                            (vi)  equipment for conducting an underwater video survey;

                     (b)  a tag;

                     (c)  a stake;

                     (d)  a non‑fixed plankton net;

                     (e)  a sub‑surface marker buoy;

                      (f)  a surface marker buoy;

                     (g)  a non‑fixed transect tape or quadrat;

                     (h)  clove oil in solution;

                      (i)  equipment for fastening anything described in another paragraph of this definition.

research guidelines means written policies about the conduct of research in the Marine Park that are published by the Authority, as they are in existence from time to time.

research location means:

                     (a)  a discrete, identified reef; or

                     (b)  a continuous non‑reef area of up to 1,000 hectares.

take has the same meaning as it has in the Zoning Plan as in force from time to time.

Conditions on taking animals in limited research sampling

             (3)  One condition on limited research sampling is that the sampling for a research project in a calendar year:

                     (a)  does not involve the taking of any animals of the following species:

                              (i)  a protected species as defined in the Act or the Zoning Plan;

                             (ii)  a species in class Mammalia (mammals);

                            (iii)  a species in class Aves (birds);

                            (iv)  a species in class Reptilia (reptiles);

                             (v)  a species in class Amphibia (amphibians); and

                     (b)  complies with the limits in an item of the following table on taking animals of:

                              (i)  a species described in the item; or

                             (ii)  a species, and length, described in the item.

Note 1:       If a species is both a protected species and a species described in an item of the table, no animals of that species can be taken in limited research sampling.

Note 2:       The items of the table are generally arranged taxonomically. Families not listed as an exception to a higher taxon are arranged alphabetically within the higher taxon. Even genera and species not listed as an exception to a higher taxon are still grouped by family, and those families are arranged alphabetically. Species within a higher taxon are arranged alphabetically.

Note 3:       Subregulation (4) limits taking of other animals by limited research sampling.

 

Limits on taking species of fish and invertebrates

 

Species, or species and length

Common name

Annual limits on taking for a research project

1

Any species in class Chondrichthyes, except a species described in any of items 2 to 15

Any species of shark, ray or chimaera, except a species described in any of items 2 to 15

5 animals of that species, each from a different research location

2

Any species in family Pristidae

Sawfishes

No animals to be taken

3

Carcharias taurus

Grey nurse shark

No animals to be taken

4

Carcharodon carcharias

White shark

No animals to be taken

5

Carcharhinus falciformis

Silky shark

No animals to be taken

6

Glyphis glyphis

Speartooth shark

No animals to be taken

7

Isurus oxyrinchus

Shortfin mako shark

No animals to be taken

8

Isurus paucus

Longfin mako shark

No animals to be taken

9

Lamna nasus

Porbeagle shark

No animals to be taken

10

Manta alfredi

Reef manta ray

No animals to be taken

11

Manta birostris

Giant manta ray

No animals to be taken

12

Mobula eregoodootenkee

Pygmy devilray

No animals to be taken

13

Mobula japanica

Japanese devilray

No animals to be taken

14

Mobula thurstoni

Bentfin devilray

No animals to be taken

15

Rhincodon typus

Whale shark

No animals to be taken

16

Any species in family Acanthuridae

Surgeonfishes

20 animals of that species, no more than 5 from a single research location

17

Any species in family Antennariidae, except a species described in item 18

Anglerfishes and frogfishes, except a species described in item 18

50 animals of that species, no more than 10 from a single research location

18

Halophryne queenslandiae

Sculptured frogfish

No animals to be taken

19

Any species in family Atherinidae

Hardyheads

500 animals of that species, no more than 100 from a single research location

20

Any species in family Aulostomidae

Trumpetfishes

50 animals of that species, no more than 10 from a single research location

21

Any species in family Balistidae

Triggerfishes

50 animals of that species, no more than 10 from a single research location

22

Any species in family Blenniidae

Blennies

500 animals of that species, no more than 100 from a single research location

23

Any species in family Clupeidae

Herrings

500 animals of that species, no more than 100 from a single research location

24

Any species in family Congridae

Conger eels

50 animals of that species, no more than 10 from a single research location

25

Any species in family Engraulidae

Anchovies

500 animals of that species, no more than 100 from a single research location

26

Any species in family Ephippidae

Batfishes

20 animals of that species, no more than 5 from a single research location

27

Any species in family Fistulariidae

Flutemouths

50 animals of that species, no more than 10 from a single research location

28

Glaucosoma scapulare (in family Glaucosomatidae)

Pearl perch

20 animals, no more than 5 from a single research location

29

Any species in family Gobiidae

Gobies

500 animals of that species, no more than 100 from a single research location

30

Family Istiophoridae

Marlins

No animals to be taken

31

Any species in family Kyphosidae

Drummers

20 animals of that species, no more than 5 from a single research location

32

Any species in genus Bodianus (in family Labridae)

Pigfishes

50 animals of that species, no more than 10 from a single research location

33

Cheilinus fasciatus (in family Labridae)

Redbreasted Maori wrasse

50 animals, no more than 10 from a single research location

34

Cheilinus trilobatus (in family Labridae)

Tripletail Maori wrasse

50 animals, no more than 10 from a single research location

35

Cheilinus undulatus (in family Labridae)

Humphead Maori wrasse

No animals to be taken

36

Choerodon anchorago (in family Labridae)

Anchor tuskfish

50 animals, no more than 10 from a single research location

37

Choerodon cephalotes (in family Labridae)

Purple (grass) tuskfish

50 animals, no more than 10 from a single research location

38

Choerodon cyanodus (in family Labridae)

Blue tuskfish

50 animals, no more than 10 from a single research location

39

Choerodon schoenleinii (in family Labridae)

Blackspot tuskfish

50 animals, no more than 10 from a single research location

40

Choerodon venustus (in family Labridae)

Venus tuskfish

50 animals, no more than 10 from a single research location

41

Coris aygula (in family Labridae)

Redblotched wrasse (clown coris)

No animals to be taken

42

Gnathodentex aureolineatus (in family Lethrinidae)

Goldspot seabream

50 animals, no more than 10 from a single research location

43

Any species in genus Gymnocranius (in family Lethrinidae)

Seabreams

50 animals of that species, no more than 10 from a single research location

44

Lethrinus atkinsoni (in family Lethrinidae)

Yellow‑tailed emperor

50 animals, no more than 10 from a single research location

45

Lethrinus erythracanthus (in family Lethrinidae)

Orangespotted emperor

50 animals, no more than 10 from a single research location

46

Lethrinus genivittatus (in family Lethrinidae)

Threadfin emperor

50 animals, no more than 10 from a single research location

47

Lethrinus harak (in family Lethrinidae)

Thumbprint emperor

50 animals, no more than 10 from a single research location

48

Lethrinus lentjan (in family Lethrinidae)

Redspot (pink‑eared) emperor

50 animals, no more than 10 from a single research location

49

Lethrinus miniatus (in family Lethrinidae)

Redthroat emperor

50 animals, no more than 10 from a single research location

50

Lethrinus nebulosus (in family Lethrinidae)

Spangled emperor

50 animals, no more than 10 from a single research location

51

Lethrinus obsoletus (in family Lethrinidae)

Orangestriped emperor

50 animals, no more than 10 from a single research location

52

Lethrinus olivaceus (in family Lethrinidae)

Longnose emperor

50 animals, no more than 10 from a single research location

53

Lethrinus ornatus (in family Lethrinidae)

Ornate (yellow‑striped) emperor

50 animals, no more than 10 from a single research location

54

Lethrinus rubrioperculatus (in family Lethrinidae)

Spotcheek emperor

50 animals, no more than 10 from a single research location

55

Lethrinus variegatus (in family Lethrinidae)

Variegated emperor

50 animals, no more than 10 from a single research location

56

Lethrinus xanthochilus (in family Lethrinidae)

Yellowlip emperor

50 animals, no more than 10 from a single research location

57

Monotaxis grandoculis (in family Lethrinidae)

Bigeye seabream

50 animals, no more than 10 from a single research location

58

Aphareus furca (in family Lutjanidae)

Small‑toothed jobfish

50 animals, no more than 10 from a single research location

59

Aprion virescens (in family Lutjanidae)

Green jobfish

50 animals, no more than 10 from a single research location

60

Etelis carbunculus (in family Lutjanidae)

Ruby snapper

50 animals, no more than 10 from a single research location

61

Etelis coruscans (in family Lutjanidae)

Flame snapper

50 animals, no more than 10 from a single research location

62

Lutjanus adetii (in family Lutjanidae)

Hussar (pink hussar)

50 animals, no more than 10 from a single research location

63

Lutjanus bitaeniatus (in family Lutjanidae)

Indonesian snapper

50 animals, no more than 10 from a single research location

64

Lutjanus bohar (in family Lutjanidae)

Red bass

50 animals, no more than 10 from a single research location

65

Lutjanus boutton (in family Lutjanidae)

Paleface snapper

50 animals, no more than 10 from a single research location

66

Lutjanus carponotatus (in family Lutjanidae)

Stripey snapper (Spanish flag)

50 animals, no more than 10 from a single research location

67

Lutjanus erythropterus (in family Lutjanidae)

Crimson snapper (small‑mouth nannygai)

50 animals, no more than 10 from a single research location

68

Lutjanus fulviflamma (in family Lutjanidae)

Blackspot snapper

50 animals, no more than 10 from a single research location

69

Lutjanus fulvus (in family Lutjanidae)

Blacktailed snapper

50 animals, no more than 10 from a single research location

70

Lutjanus gibbus (in family Lutjanidae)

Paddletail

50 animals, no more than 10 from a single research location

71

Lutjanus johnii (in family Lutjanidae)

Golden snapper (fingermark)

50 animals, no more than 10 from a single research location

72

Lutjanus kasmira (in family Lutjanidae)

Bluestriped snapper

50 animals, no more than 10 from a single research location

73

Lutjanus lemniscatus (in family Lutjanidae)

Darktail snapper

50 animals, no more than 10 from a single research location

74

Lutjanus lutjanus (in family Lutjanidae)

Bigeye snapper

50 animals, no more than 10 from a single research location

75

Lutjanus malabaricus (in family Lutjanidae)

Saddletail snapper (large‑mouth nannygai)

50 animals, no more than 10 from a single research location

76

Lutjanus monostigma (in family Lutjanidae)

Onespot snapper

50 animals, no more than 10 from a single research location

77

Lutjanus quinquelineatus (in family Lutjanidae)

Fiveline snapper

50 animals, no more than 10 from a single research location

78

Lutjanus rivulatus (in family Lutjanidae)

Maori snapper

50 animals, no more than 10 from a single research location

79

Lutjanus russelli (in family Lutjanidae)

Moses snapper (Moses perch)

50 animals, no more than 10 from a single research location

80

Lutjanus sebae (in family Lutjanidae)

Red emperor

50 animals, no more than 10 from a single research location

81

Lutjanus vitta (in family Lutjanidae)

Brownstripe snapper (brown hussar)

50 animals, no more than 10 from a single research location

82

Macolor macularis (in family Lutjanidae)

Midnight snapper

50 animals, no more than 10 from a single research location

83

Macolor niger (in family Lutjanidae)

Black‑and‑white snapper

50 animals, no more than 10 from a single research location

84

Pristipomoides filamentosus (in family Lutjanidae)

Rosy snapper (jobfish)

50 animals, no more than 10 from a single research location

85

Pristipomoides multidens (in family Lutjanidae)

Goldband snapper

50 animals, no more than 10 from a single research location

86

Pristipomoides sieboldi (in family Lutjanidae)

Lavender snapper (jobfish)

50 animals, no more than 10 from a single research location

87

Pristipomoides typus (in family Lutjanidae)

Sharptooth snapper

50 animals, no more than 10 from a single research location

88

Symphorichthys spilurus (in family Lutjanidae)

Sailfin snapper

50 animals, no more than 10 from a single research location

89

Symphorus nematophorus (in family Lutjanidae)

Chinamanfish

50 animals, no more than 10 from a single research location

90

Any species in family Muraenidae

Moray eels

50 animals of that species, no more than 10 from a single research location

91

Any species in family Ophichthidae

Snake eels

50 animals of that species, no more than 10 from a single research location

92

Any species in family Ostraciidae

Boxfishes

50 animals of that species, no more than 10 from a single research location

93

Platycephalus fuscus (in family Platycephalidae)

Dusky flathead

50 animals, no more than 10 from a single research location

94

Any species in family Pomacanthidae

Angelfishes

20 animals of that species, no more than 5 from a single research location

95

Any species in family Pomacentridae, except a species described in items 96 or 97

Damselfishes, except a species described in item 96 or 97

500 animals of that species, no more than 100 from a single research location

96

Any species in genus Amphiprion

Anemonefishes

50 animals of that species, no more than 10 from a single research location

97

Premnas biaculeatus

Spinecheek clownfish

50 animals, no more than 10 from a single research location

98

Ogilbyina novaehollandiae (in family Pseudochromidae)

Multicolour dottyback

No animals to be taken

99

Any species in family Scaridae, except a species described in any of items 100 to 103

Any species of parrotfish, except a species described in any of items 100 to 103

20 animals of that species, no more than 5 from a single research location

100

Bolbometopon muricatum

Bumphead parrotfish

No animals to be taken

101

Cetoscarus ocellatus

Bicolour parrotfish

No animals to be taken

102

Chlorurus microrhinos

Steephead parrotfish

No animals to be taken

103

Scarus rubroviolaceus

Blackvein (ember) parrotfish

No animals to be taken

104

Atractoscion aequidens (in family Sciaenidae)

Teraglin

50 animals, no more than 10 from a single research location

105

Protonibea diacanthus (in family Sciaenidae)

Black jewfish

50 animals, no more than 10 from a single research location

106

Scomberomorus munroi (in family Scombridae)

Spotted mackerel

50 animals, no more than 10 from a single research location

107

Any species in family Serranidae, except a species described in any of items 108 to 134

Serranids, except a species described in any of items 108 to 134

50 animals of that species, no more than 10 from a single research location

108

Aethaloperca rogaa

Redmouth rockcod

20 animals, no more than 5 from a single research location

109

Anyperodon leucogrammicus

Whitelined rockcod

20 animals, no more than 5 from a single research location

110

Cephalopholis sonnerati

Tomato rockcod

20 animals, no more than 5 from a single research location

111

Chromileptes altivelis

Barramundi cod

No animals to be taken

112

Any species in genus Epinephelus longer than 1,000 millimetres

Rockcods and groupers longer than 1,000 millimetres

No animals to be taken

113

Epinephelus coeruleopunctatus no longer than 1,000 millimetres

Whitespotted grouper no longer than 1,000 millimetres

20 animals, no more than 5 from a single research location

114

Epinephelus coioides no longer than 1,000 millimetres

Goldspotted rockcod no longer than 1,000 millimetres

20 animals, no more than 5 from a single research location

115

Epinephelus cyanopodus no longer than 1,000 millimetres

Purple rockcod (blue Maori) no longer than 1,000 millimetres

20 animals, no more than 5 from a single research location

116

Epinephelus ergastularius no longer than 1,000 millimetres

Banded (bar) rockcod no longer than 1,000 millimetres

20 animals, no more than 5 from a single research location

117

Epinephelus fuscoguttatus longer than 700 millimetres

Flowery rockcod longer than 700 millimetres

No animals to be taken

118

Epinephelus fuscoguttatus no longer than 700 millimetres

Flowery rockcod no longer than 700 millimetres

20 animals, no more than 5 from a single research location

119

Epinephelus lanceolatus

Queensland groper

No animals to be taken

120

Epinephelus maculatus no longer than 1,000 millimetres

Highfin grouper no longer than 1,000 millimetres

20 animals, no more than 5 from a single research location

121

Epinephelus magniscuttis no longer than 1,000 millimetres

Speckled grouper no longer than 1,000 millimetres

20 animals, no more than 5 from a single research location

122

Epinephelus malabaricus no longer than 1,000 millimetres

Blackspotted rockcod no longer than 1,000 millimetres

20 animals, no more than 5 from a single research location

123

Epinephelus polyphekadion longer than 700 millimetres

Camouflage grouper longer than 700 millimetres

No animals to be taken

124

Epinephelus polyphekadion no longer than 700 millimetres

Camouflage grouper no longer than 700 millimetres

20 animals, no more than 5 from a single research location

125

Epinephelus radiatus no longer than 1,000 millimetres

Radiant (oblique‑banded) grouper no longer than 1,000 millimetres

20 animals, no more than 5 from a single research location

126

Epinephelus tauvina no longer than 1,000 millimetres

Greasy rockcod no longer than 1,000 millimetres

20 animals, no more than 5 from a single research location

127

Epinephelus tukula

Potato rockcod

No animals to be taken

128

Epinephelus undulatostriatus no longer than 1,000 millimetres

Maori rockcod no longer than 1,000 millimetres

20 animals, no more than 5 from a single research location

129

Plectropomus areolatus

Passionfruit (squaretail) coral trout

20 animals, no more than 5 from a single research location

130

Plectropomus laevis no longer than 800 millimetres

Bluespotted coral trout (Chinese footballer) no longer than 800 millimetres

20 animals, no more than 5 from a single research location

131

Plectropomus laevis longer than 800 millimetres

Bluespotted coral trout (Chinese footballer) longer than 800 millimetres

No animals to be taken

132

Plectropomus oligacanthus

Vermicular cod (highfin coral trout)

20 animals, no more than 5 from a single research location

133

Variola albimarginata

White‑edge coronation (lyretail) trout

20 animals, no more than 5 from a single research location

134

Variola louti

Yellowedge coronation trout

20 animals, no more than 5 from a single research location

135

Any species in family Siganidae

Rabbitfishes

20 animals of that species, no more than 5 from a single research location

136

Any species in family Solenostomidae

Ghost pipefishes

No animals to be taken

137

Chrysophrys auratus (in family Sparidae)

Snapper

20 animals, no more than 5 from a single research location

138

Sphyraena barracuda (in family Sphyraenidae)

Great barracuda

50 animals, no more than 10 from a single research location

139

Any species in family Syngnathidae

Seahorses, seadragons, pipefishes

No animals to be taken

140

Any species in family Synodontidae

Lizardfishes

500 animals of that species, no more than 100 from a single research location

141

Any species in family Tripterygiidae

Triplefins

500 animals of that species, no more than 100 from a single research location

142

Xiphias gladius (in family Xiphiidae)

Swordfish

No animals to be taken

143

Any species in family Palinuridae

Spiny lobsters

No animals to be taken

144

Ranina ranina (in family Raninidae)

Spanner crab

50 animals, no more than 10 from a single research location

145

Any species in class Anthozoa or Hydrozoa

Corals (hard, soft and black), anemones, zoanthids, seafans, corallimorpharians, hydroids or fire corals

No animals to be taken

146

Any species in phylum Echinodermata, except a species described in any of items 147 to 149

Echinoderms, except a species described in any of items 147 to 149

50 animals of that species, no more than 10 from a single research location

147

Acanthaster planci

Crown‑of‑thorns starfish

500 animals, no more than 100 from a single research location

148

Holothuria fuscogilva

White teatfish

No animals to be taken

149

Holothuria whitmaei

Black teatfish

No animals to be taken

150

Any species in phylum Mollusca, except a species described in any of items 151 to 162

Molluscs, except a species described in any of items 151 to 162

50 animals of that species, no more than 10 from a single research location

151

Any species in order Octopoda

Octopuses

20 animals of that species, no more than 5 from a single research location

152

Any species in family Argonautidae

Paper nautiluses

20 animals of that species, no more than 5 from a single research location

153

Any species in family Nautilidae

Chambered nautiluses

20 animals of that species, no more than 5 from a single research location

154

Any species in class Gastropoda, except a species described in any of items 155 to 159

Gastropods (such as snails and slugs), except a species described in any of items 155 to 159

200 animals of that species, no more than 50 from a single research location

155

Any species in family Muricidae, except a species in genus Drupella

Murex shells, except Drupella

No animals to be taken

156

Any species in genus Drupella

Drupella

200 animals of that species, no more than 50 from a single research location

157

Cassis cornuta

Giant helmet shell

No animals to be taken

158

Charonia tritonis

Trumpet triton

No animals to be taken

159

Melo amphora

Melon (baler) shell

No animals to be taken

160

Any species in subfamily Tridacninae (in family Cardiidae)

Giant clams

No animals to be taken

161

Pinctada margaritifera (in family Pteriinae)

Blacklip pearl oyster

No animals to be taken

162

Pinctada maxima (in family Pteriinae)

Silverlip (goldlip) pearl oyster

No animals to be taken

             (4)  Another condition on limited research sampling is that, for a research project in a calendar year:

                     (a)  a maximum of 200 animals of a particular species (or species and length) whose taking is not dealt with in subregulation (3) are taken; and

                     (b)  a maximum of 50 of those animals are taken from a single research location.

20  Limited impact research (non‑extractive)—definition for Zoning Plan

             (1)  In the Zoning Plan:

limited impact research (non‑extractive) means research that:

                     (a)  does not involve any of the following:

                              (i)  an activity that would require permission if it were not part of a research activity;

                             (ii)  physical disturbance of the heritage value of a place (including physical disturbance of an artefact that is part of that value);

                            (iii)  taking of animals, plants or marine products, by means other than the use, for a visual survey, of non‑fixed transect tapes, or non‑fixed quadrats, that are attended at all times while in use; and

                     (b)  is a component of a research project conducted by a research institution accredited under regulation 7; and

                     (c)  if:

                              (i)  the research is conducted in an area of the Scientific Research Zone; and

                             (ii)  the Authority has approved an environmental management plan in writing for a research station associated with the area;

                            is conducted in accordance with that plan.

Definition for this regulation

             (2)  In this regulation:

take has the same meaning as it has in the Zoning Plan as in force from time to time.

21  Limited spearfishing

                   For the purposes of the definition of limited spearfishing in the Zoning Plan, the following limitations are prescribed:

                     (a)  a person must not have a loaded speargun in his or her possession out of the water;

                     (b)  a person must not engage in spearfishing in any part of the Marine Park where spearfishing is prohibited under Queensland fisheries legislation.

22  Limited trapping

             (1)  For the definition of limited trapping in the Zoning Plan, the following limitations are prescribed:

                     (a)  that, subject to paragraphs (b), (c) and (d), Queensland fisheries legislation is complied with;

                     (b)  that trapping must only be conducted for the purpose of taking crabs, and only crabs are taken;

                     (c)  that only crab pots, collapsible traps and dillies are used;

                     (d)  that no more than 4 crab pots, collapsible traps or dillies (alone or in combination) are used.

             (2)  In paragraph (1)(c):

crab pots, collapsible traps and dillies have the same respective meanings as in the Fisheries Regulation.

23  Managed vessel or aircraft

                   For the definition of managed vessel or aircraft in the Zoning Plan, vessels of the following kinds are declared:

                     (a)  hovercraft;

                     (b)  wing‑in‑ground‑effect craft;

                     (c)  hydrofoils.

24  Mission Beach Leader Prawn Broodstock Capture Area

                   For the definition of Mission Beach Leader Prawn Broodstock Capture Area in the Zoning Plan, the following area is declared, that is, the area of the Marine Park bounded by a notional line beginning at the intersection of the coastline of the mainland at low water with the parallel 17° 39.1′ S near Double Point and running progressively:

                     (a)  east along the parallel to 17° 39.1′ S, 146° 11.8′ E;

                     (b)  southerly along the geodesic to 17° 52.81′ S, 146° 9.62′ E;

                     (c)  south‑easterly along the geodesic to 18° 3.92′ S, 146° 13.39′ E;

                     (d)  north‑westerly along the geodesic to the easternmost intersection of the coastline of the mainland at low water with the parallel 18° 1.97′ S near the southern bank of the mouth of the Tully River;

                     (e)  generally northerly along the coastline at low water to the point of commencement.

25  Motorised watersports—definition for Zoning Plan

                   In the Zoning Plan:

motorised watersports means any of the following:

                     (a)  irregular driving of a motorised vessel—that is, driving such a vessel otherwise than in a straight line, including:

                              (i)  driving in a circular pattern; or

                             (ii)  weaving or diverting; or

                            (iii)  surfing down, or jumping over or across, any wave, swell or wash;

                            except for any necessary turn or diversion;

                     (b)  any activity in which a motorised vessel tows a person on top of the water or in the air, for example, waterskiing or parasailing;

                     (c)  any activity in which:

                              (i)  a vessel is operated at a speed greater than 35 knots; or

                             (ii)  a personal watercraft is used;

                            except transport by the most direct reasonable route (not including irregular driving) between 2 places.

Note:          The definition for the Zoning Plan is similar to the definition of motorised water sport in regulation 3 except that paragraph (b) of that definition also applies to high‑speed vessels and subparagraph (c)(ii) relates to submerging for viewing coral.

26  Netting

             (1)  For the definition of netting in the Zoning Plan, the following limitations are prescribed:

                     (a)  set mesh nets used in offshore waters in an area described in Parts 1 to 5 of Table 47.2 in subregulation 47(4) must be used only as permitted by that subregulation;

                     (b)  subject to subregulation (2), the provisions of the Fisheries Regulation must be complied with if those provisions:

                              (i)  apply in the Marine Park; and

                             (ii)  relate to the use of nets in commercial net fisheries;

                     (c)  subject to subregulation (2), netting must not be carried out in an area described in Table 47.3 in subregulation 47(5);

                     (d)  subject to paragraphs (e) and (f) and subregulation (2), only the following kinds of nets may be used in an area described in Table 47.4 in subregulation 47(9):

                              (i)  set mesh nets;

                             (ii)  mesh nets;

                     (e)  set mesh nets used in the area described in Table 47.4 in subregulation 47(9) must be used only as permitted by subregulation 47(7);

                      (f)  mesh nets used in the area described in Table 47.4 in subregulation 47(9) must be used only as permitted by that subregulation.

             (2)  Paragraph (1)(b), (c) or (d) does not apply to bait netting, or to section 475 or Part 5 of Chapter 9 of the Fisheries Regulation to the extent that those provisions relate to bait netting.

Note:          See regulation 13 for the nets specified for the definition of bait netting in the Zoning Plan and the prescribed limitations on the use of those nets.

             (3)  In subregulation (1):

mesh net has the meaning given by the Fisheries Regulation.

offshore waters has the meaning given by the Fisheries Regulation.

set mesh net has the meaning given by the Fisheries Regulation.

27  Pelagic species

                   For the definition of pelagic species in the Zoning Plan:

                     (a)  all species in each of the following families are declared:

                              (i)  Carangidae;

                             (ii)  Coryphaenidae;

                            (iii)  Sphyraenidae;

                            (iv)  Istiophoridae;

                             (v)  Scombridae; and

                     (b)  all species in each of the following genera are declared:

                              (i)  Aphareus;

                             (ii)  Aprion; and

                     (c)  the following species are declared:

                              (i)  Rachycentron canadum;

                             (ii)  Xiphias gladius.

28  Photography, filming or sound recording—definition for Zoning Plan

                   In the Zoning Plan:

photography, filming or sound recording means the recording of images or sounds in a way that has, or is likely to have, negligible impact on the Marine Park.

29  Protected species

             (1)  For the definition of protected species in the Zoning Plan, the following species are declared:

                     (a)  each species of cetacean;

                     (b)  each species that is a listed marine species, a listed migratory species, a listed threatened ecological community or a listed threatened species (in each case within the meaning of the Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999);

                     (c)  each species of marine mammal, bird or reptile that is prescribed as ‘endangered wildlife’, ‘near threatened wildlife’, ‘rare wildlife’ or ‘vulnerable wildlife’ under the Nature Conservation Act 1992 of Queensland as in force from time to time;

                     (d)  each species that is at risk or in need of special protection and is mentioned or referred to in Table 29.

          (1A)  For the purposes of paragraph (d) of the definition of protected species in subsection 3(1) of the Act, the following species are declared:

                     (a)  each species mentioned or referred to in Table 29;

                     (b)  each species of marine mammal, bird or reptile that is prescribed as ‘near threatened wildlife’ under the Nature Conservation Act 1992 of Queensland as in force from time to time.

             (2)  An individual of a species of the genus Epinephelus (other than E. tukula or E. lanceolatus) is taken to be of a protected species if the individual is more than 1 000 millimetres long.

Table 29          Protected species

 

Item

Species

Common name

Invertebrates

1

Family Tridacnidae (all species)

Giant clams

2

Cassis cornuta

Giant helmet shell

3

Charonia tritonis

Trumpet triton

Fish

4

Families Syngnathidae and Solenostomidae (all species)

Seahorses, seadragons, pipefishes and ghost pipefishes

4A

Family Pristidae (all species)

Sawfishes

5

Epinephelus lanceolatus

Queensland groper

6

Epinephelus tukula

Potato rockcod

7

Cheilinus undulatus

Humphead Maori wrasse

8

Chromileptes altivelis

Barramundi cod

9

Rhincodon typus

Whale shark

10

Carcharias taurus

Grey nurse shark

10A

Carcharinus falciformis

Silky shark

11

Carcharodon carcharias

White shark

11A

Glyphis glyphis

Speartooth shark

11B

Isurus oxyrinchus

Shortfin mako shark

11C

Isurus paucus

Longfin mako shark

11D

Lamna nasus

Porbeagle shark

11E

Manta alfredi

Reef manta ray

11F

Manta birostris

Giant manta ray

11G

Mobula eregoodootenkee

Pygmy devilray

11H

Mobula japanica

Japanese devilray

11J

Mobula thurstoni

Bentfin devilray

Marine reptiles

12

Genus Crocodylus (all species)

Crocodiles

13

Families Hydrophiidae and Laticaudidae (all species)

Sea snakes

14

Family Cheloniidae (all species)

Green turtle, loggerhead turtle, olive ridley turtle, hawksbill turtle, flatback turtle

15

Family Dermochelyidae

Leatherback turtle

Birds

16

Class Aves (all species)

Birds

Marine mammals

17

Families Otariidae and Phocidae (all species)

Seals

18

Dugong dugon

Dugong

19

Order Cetacea (all species)

Whales and dolphins

Note:          The table may not list all protected species, as other species may be protected species because of paragraph (1)(b) or (c) or (1A)(b) (which cover certain species listed or prescribed under other Commonwealth and Queensland laws).

30  Queensland fisheries legislation

                   For the definition of Queensland fisheries legislation in the Zoning Plan, the following laws of Queensland as in force from time to time are prescribed:

                     (a)  the Fisheries Act 1994;

                     (b)  the Fisheries Regulation;

                     (c)  a fishery management plan made under paragraph 32(1)(a) of the Fisheries Act 1994 of Queensland, to the extent that the plan applies in the Marine Park.

31  Ship—definition for Zoning Plan

                   In the Zoning Plan:

ship means a vessel that is:

                     (a)  50 metres or more in overall length; or

                     (b)  an oil tanker (within the meaning given by the Protocol of 1978 relating to the International Convention for the Prevention of Pollution from Ships, 1973), regardless of its length; or

                     (c)  a chemical carrier or liquefied gas carrier, regardless of its length; or

                     (d)  a ship to which the INF Code applies, regardless of its length; or

                     (e)  a vessel that is adapted to carry oil or chemicals in bulk in cargo spaces; or

                      (f)  a vessel engaged in towing or pushing another vessel or vessels if any of paragraphs (a) to (e) applies to the towed or pushed vessel, or the total length of the tow, from the stern of the towing vessel to the after end of the tow, is greater than 150 metres;

but does not include:

                     (g)  a vessel of the Defence Force; or

                     (h)  a vessel of the armed service of another country, if the vessel is in Australian waters with the consent of Australia; or

                      (i)  a vessel more than 50 metres in overall length used for private recreational activities.

Note for paragraph (d) of the definition of ship:       The INF Code is the International Code for the Safe Carriage of Packaged Irradiated Nuclear Fuel, Plutonium and High‑level Radioactive Wastes on Board Ships. The Code has effect under Chapter VII of the International Convention for the Safety of Life at Sea, 1974. (See Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade, Select Documents on International Affairs, No. 47 (1999)).

32  Stowed or secured

                   For the definition of stowed or secured in the Zoning Plan, the following requirements are prescribed for trawl fishing apparatus:

                     (a)  all nets are out of the water or the fore ends of the nets are drawn up to the booms;

                     (b)  all otter boards are drawn up to the trawl blocks on the booms or are inboard the vessel;

                     (c)  all lazy lines are through the blocks;

                     (d)  the cod ends are open.

33  Traditional owner and traditional owner group—definitions for Zoning Plan

                   In the Zoning Plan:

traditional owner means a person of Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander descent who:

                     (a)  is recognised in the indigenous community or by a relevant representative Aboriginal/Torres Strait Islander body:

                              (i)  as having spiritual or cultural affiliations with a site or area in the Marine Park; or

                             (ii)  as holding native title in relation to that site or area; and

                     (b)  is entitled to undertake activities under Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander custom or tradition in that site or area.

traditional owner group, in relation to a site or area of the Marine Park, means the group of traditional owners who, in accordance with Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander custom, speak for the site or area.

34  Trapping

             (1)  For the definition of trapping in the Zoning Plan, the following limitations are prescribed:

                     (a)  that trapping may only be conducted for the purpose of taking crabs, and only crabs are taken;

                     (b)  that the take of crabs must be in accordance with the relevant provisions of Queensland fisheries legislation;

                     (c)  that only crab pots, collapsible traps and dillies are used;

                     (d)  that the apparatus used to trap crabs must be used in accordance with the relevant provisions of Queensland fisheries legislation.

             (2)  In paragraph (1)(c):

crab pots, collapsible traps and dillies have the same respective meanings as in the Fisheries Regulation.

35  Trawling

                   For the purposes of the definition of trawling in the Zoning Plan, the limitation prescribed is that the Fisheries Regulation and the Fisheries (East Coast Trawl) Management Plan 1999 of Queensland are complied with.

35A  Trolling—prescribed limitation

                   For the definition of trolling in the Zoning Plan, the limitation is prescribed that a vessel is taken to be under way only if it is being propelled through the water in a forward direction (whether by engine, sail or human power) and is not adrift.

36  Vessel or aircraft charter operation—definition for Zoning Plan

                   In the Zoning Plan:

vessel or aircraft charter operation means an activity (whether consisting of a single act or a series of acts) that involves a vessel or aircraft:

                     (a)  that is available for charter or hire; and

                     (b)  that is used in the course of carrying on a business that is, or includes, the provision of accommodation, transport, or services for a purpose other than a tourist program or an educational program; and

                     (c)  that travels in or into the Marine Park; and

                     (d)  that is not merely transiting the Marine Park.

37  General Use Zone—activities

                   For paragraph 2.2.4(o) of the Zoning Plan, fishing or collecting (other than for the purposes of research or management of the Marine Park) involving line fishing using more than 6 hooks per line is declared.

38  Habitat Protection Zone—activities

                   For paragraph 2.3.4(o) of the Zoning Plan, the following purposes are declared:

                     (a)  fishing or collecting (other than for the purposes of research or management of the Marine Park) involving line fishing using more than 6 hooks per line;

                     (b)  aquaculture operations that involve the addition of feed.

39  Conservation Park Zone—activities

                   For paragraph 2.4.4(n) of the Zoning Plan, the following activities are declared:

                     (a)  fishing or collecting (other than for the purposes of research or management of the Marine Park) involving line fishing using more than 6 hooks per line;

                     (b)  aquaculture operations that involve the addition of feed.

40  Buffer Zone—activities

                   For paragraph 2.5.4(k) of the Zoning Plan, the following activities are declared:

                     (a)  fishing or collecting (other than for the purposes of research or management of the Marine Park) involving line fishing using more than 6 hooks per line;

                     (b)  aquaculture operations that involve the addition of feed.

41  Scientific Research Zone—activities

                   For paragraph 2.6.4(l) of the Zoning Plan, the following activities are declared:

                     (a)  fishing or collecting (other than for the purposes of research or management of the Marine Park) involving line fishing using more than 6 hooks per line;

                     (b)  aquaculture operations that involve the addition of feed.

42  Marine National Park Zone—activities

                   For paragraph 2.7.4(l) of the Zoning Plan, the following activities are declared:

                     (a)  fishing or collecting (other than for the purposes of research or management of the Marine Park) involving line fishing using more than 6 hooks per line;

                     (b)  aquaculture operations that involve the addition of feed.

43  Preservation Zone—activities

                   For paragraph 2.8.4(b) of the Zoning Plan, the following activities are declared:

                     (a)  fishing or collecting (other than for the purposes of research or management of the Marine Park) involving line fishing using more than 6 hooks per line;

                     (b)  aquaculture operations that involve the addition of feed.

44  Remote Natural Area—purposes for which the area may not be used or entered

                   For paragraph 3.3(b) of the Zoning Plan, the following purposes are declared:

                     (a)  carrying out works (other than works relating to navigational aids) involving:

                              (i)  dumping spoil; or

                             (ii)  reclamation; or

                            (iii)  beach protection works; or

                            (iv)  harbour works;

                     (b)  constructing or operating a structure other than a vessel mooring or a navigational aid.

45  Special Management Areas—types

                   For section 4.2.1 of the Zoning Plan, there are the following additional types of Special Management Area:

                     (a)  Species Conservation (Dugong Protection) SMA;

                     (b)  Seasonal Closure (Offshore Ribbon Reefs) SMA;

                     (c)  No Dories Detached (Offshore Ribbon Reefs) SMA;

                     (d)  Restricted Access SMA;

                     (e)  Public Appreciation SMA;

                      (f)  No Dories Detached (Marine National Park Zone) SMA;

                     (g)  One Dory Detached (Conservation Park Zone) SMA;

                     (h)  One Dory Detached (Buffer Zone) SMA;

                      (i)  Natural Resources Conservation SMA;

                      (j)  Maritime Cultural Heritage Protection SMA.

46  Species Conservation (Dugong Protection) SMAs—declaration

             (1)  The areas described in Parts 1 and 2 of Table 46 are declared to be the Hinchinbrook Island Area Species Conservation (Dugong Protection) SMA.

             (2)  The areas described in Parts 3 and 4 of that table are declared to be the Lucinda to Allingham—Halifax Bay Species Conservation (Dugong Protection) SMA.

             (3)  The areas described in Parts 5 and 6 of that table are declared to be the Cleveland Bay—Magnetic Island Species Conservation (Dugong Protection) SMA.

             (4)  The areas described in Parts 18, 19 and 20 of that table are declared to be the Port of Gladstone—Rodds Bay Species Conservation (Dugong Protection) SMA.

             (5)  The area described in each other Part of that table is declared to be a Species Conservation (Dugong Protection) SMA having the name set out in the Part heading.

Table 46         Species Conservation (Dugong Protection) SMAs

Table 46 Part 1   Hinchinbrook Island Area Species Conservation (Dugong Protection) SMA—Part 1

                   The area bounded by a notional line commencing at the intersection of the mainland coastline at mean low water and the parallel 18º 12.809′ S (at or about 18°12.809 S, 146° 00.778′ E) then running progressively:

 

1

north‑easterly along the geodesic to 18° 08.493′ S, 146° 09.898′ E;

2

easterly along the geodesic to the intersection of the coastal 500 metre line around the Brook Islands and the parallel 18° 08.426′ S;

3

along the coastal 500 metre line around the Brook Islands to its intersection with the meridian 146º 18.298′ E (at or about 18° 09.813′ S, 146° 18.298′ E);

4

southerly along the geodesic to the intersection of the coastal 500 metre line around Eva Island and the meridian 146° 19.148′ E (at or about 18° 13.651′ S, 146° 19.148′ E);

5

along that coastal 500 metre line around Eva Island to its intersection with the meridian 146° 19.681′ E (at or about 18° 14.622′ S, 146° 19.681′ E);

6

southerly along the geodesic to the intersection of the eastern tip of Hillock Point, Hinchinbrook Island at mean low water and the parallel 18° 25.173′ S (at or about 18° 25.173 S, 146° 21.460′ E);

7

generally northerly and westerly along the island coastline at mean low water to its intersection with the Marine Park boundary (at or about 18° 14.816′ S, 146° 04.238′ E);

8

west along the Marine Park boundary to its intersection with the mainland coastline at mean low water (at or about 18° 14.816′ S, 146° 00.983′ E);

9

along the mainland coastline at mean low water to the point of commencement

Table 46 Part 2   Hinchinbrook Island Area Species Conservation (Dugong Protection) SMA—Part 2

                   The area bounded by a notional line commencing at the intersection of the eastern tip of Hillock Point, Hinchinbrook Island at mean low water and the parallel 18° 25.176′ S (at or about 18° 25.176′ S, 146° 21.460′ E) then running progressively:

 

1

southerly along the geodesic to 18° 31.216′ S, 146° 23.189′ E;

2

westerly along the geodesic to the intersection of the Marine Park boundary and the parallel 18° 31.221′ S (at or about 18° 31.221′ S, 146° 23.116′ E);

3

generally northerly along the Marine Park boundary to its intersection with the island coastline at mean low water (at or about 18° 29.220′ S, 146° 19.055′ E);

4

along the island coastline at mean low water to the point of commencement

Table 46 Part 3   Lucinda to Allingham—Halifax Bay Species Conservation (Dugong Protection) SMA—Part 1

                   The area bounded by a notional line commencing at the point 18° 31.216′ S, 146° 23.189′ E then running progressively:

 

1

southerly along the geodesic to the intersection of the Marine Park boundary and the parallel 18° 32.731′ S (at or about 18° 32.731′ S, 146° 23.422′ E);

2

northerly along the Marine Park boundary to its intersection with the parallel 18° 31.221′ S (at or about 18° 31.221′ S, 146° 23.116′ E);

3

easterly along the geodesic to the point of commencement

Table 46 Part 4   Lucinda to Allingham—Halifax Bay Species Conservation (Dugong Protection) SMA—Part 2

                   The area bounded by a notional line commencing at the intersection of the Marine Park boundary and the parallel 18° 33.999′ S (at or about 18° 33.999′ S, 146° 23.473′ E), then running progressively:

 

1

southerly along the geodesic to 18° 37.593′ S, 146° 23.098′ E;

2

southerly along the geodesic to 18° 42.393′ S, 146° 21.131′ E;

3

west along the parallel to its intersection with the mainland coastline at mean low water (at or about 18° 42.393′ S, 146° 18.046′ E);

4

along the mainland coastline at mean low water to its intersection with the Marine Park boundary (at or about 18° 34.709′ S, 146° 20.449′ E);

5

along the Marine Park boundary to the point of commencement

Table 46 Part 5   Cleveland Bay—Magnetic Island Species Conservation (Dugong Protection) SMA—Part 1

                   The area bounded by a notional line commencing at the intersection of the mainland coastline at mean low water and the parallel 19° 10.708′ S (at or about 19° 10.708′ S, 146° 39.060′ E) then running progressively:

 

1

easterly along the geodesic to the intersection of the coastal 500 metre line around Magnetic Island and the parallel 19° 07.779′ S (at or about 19° 07.779′ S, 146° 46.469′ E);

2

along the coastal 500 metre line around the northern side of Magnetic Island to its intersection with the meridian 146° 50.045′ E (at or about 19° 06.028′ S, 146° 50.045′ E);

3

easterly along the geodesic to the intersection of the coastal 500 metre line around Magnetic Island with the meridian 146° 51.765′ E (at or about 19° 05.859′ S, 146° 51.765′ E);

4

along the coastal 500 metre line around Magnetic Island in a south‑easterly direction to its intersection with the parallel 19° 06.879′ S (at or about 19° 06.879′ S, 146° 53.357′ E);

5

south‑easterly along the geodesic to the intersection of the Marine Park boundary and the meridian 146° 54.690′ E (at or about 19° 07.599′ S, 146° 54.690′ E);

6

generally south‑westerly along the Marine Park boundary to the intersection of the mainland coastline at mean low water and the meridian 146° 47.465′ E (at or about 19° 14.435′ S, 146° 47.465′ E);

7

along the mainland coastline at mean low water to the point of commencement

Table 46 Part 6   Cleveland Bay—Magnetic Island Species Conservation (Dugong Protection) SMA—Part 2

                   The area bounded by a notional line commencing at the intersection of the Marine Park boundary and the meridian 146° 58.286′ E (at or about 19° 09.539′ S, 146° 58.286′ E) then running progressively:

 

1

south‑easterly along the geodesic to the intersection of the northern tip of Cape Cleveland at mean low water and the meridian 147° 00.828′ E (at or about 19° 10.910′ S, 147° 00.828′ E);

2

generally south‑westerly along the mainland coastline at mean low water to its intersection with the meridian 146° 51.465′ E (at or about 19° 16.975′ S, 146° 51.465′ E);

3

north‑easterly along the Marine Park boundary to the point of commencement

Table 46 Part 7   Bowling Green Bay Species Conservation (Dugong Protection) SMA

                   The area bounded by a notional line commencing at the intersection of the northern tip of Cape Cleveland at mean low water and the meridian 147° 00.891′ E (at or about 19° 10.920′ S, 147° 00.891′ E) then running progressively:

 

1

easterly along the geodesic to the intersection of the northern tip of Cape Bowling Green and the meridian 147° 23.495′ E (at or about 19° 18.137′ S, 147° 23.495′ E);

2

along the mainland coastline at mean low water to the point of commencement

Table 46 Part 8   Upstart Bay Species Conservation (Dugong Protection) SMA

                   The area bounded by a notional line commencing at the intersection of the mainland coastline at mean low water near Beach Hill and the parallel 19° 43.525′ S (at or about 19° 43.525′ S, 147° 35.273′ E) then running progressively:

 

1

easterly along the geodesic to the intersection of the western tip of Cape Upstart at mean low water and the parallel 19° 42.403′ S (at or about 19° 42.403′ S, 147° 45.156′ E);

2

along the mainland coastline at mean low water to the point of commencement

Table 46 Part 9   Edgecumbe Bay—Bowen Species Conservation (Dugong Protection) SMA

                   The area bounded by a notional line commencing at the intersection of the mainland coastline at mean low water and the meridian 148° 11.230′ E (at or about 19° 56.648′ S, 148° 11.230′ E) then running progressively:

 

1

easterly along the geodesic to the intersection of the northern tip of Gloucester Head, Gloucester Island at mean low water and the meridian 148° 27.061′ E (at or about 19° 58.300′ S, 148° 27.061′ E);

2

along the western shore of Gloucester Island at mean low water to its intersection with the meridian 148° 27.430′ E (at or about 20° 03.136′ S, 148° 27.430′ E);

3

south‑westerly along the geodesic to the intersection of the northern tip of Cape Gloucester and the meridian 148° 27.188′ E (at or about 20° 03.624′ S, 148° 27.188′ E);

4

along the mainland coastline at mean low water to its intersection with the Marine Park boundary (at or about 20° 04.408′ S, 148° 16.622′ E);

5

along the Marine Park boundary to the intersection of the mainland coastline at mean low water and the parallel 20° 00.708′ S (at or about 20° 00.708′ S, 148° 16.102′ E);

6

along the mainland coastline at mean low water to the point of commencement

Table 46 Part 10   Repulse Bay Species Conservation (Dugong Protection) SMA

                   The area bounded by a notional line commencing at the intersection of the southern tip of Rocky Point at mean low water and the meridian 148° 45.825′ E (at or about 20° 28.740′ S, 148° 45.825′ E) then running progressively:

 

1

along the mainland coastline at mean low water to its intersection with the meridian 148° 49.796′ E (at or about 20° 30.131′ S, 148° 49.796′ E);

2

south along the meridian to its intersection with latitude 20° 30.141′ S;

3

west along the parallel to its intersection with longitude 148° 45.847′ E;

4

northerly along the geodesic to the point of commencement

Table 46 Part 11   Stewart Peninsula—Newry Islands—Ball Bay Species Conservation (Dugong Protection) SMA

                   The area bounded by a notional line commencing at the intersection of the mainland coastline at mean low water and the parallel 20° 44.908′ S (at or about 20° 44.908′ S, 148° 46.663′ E) then running progressively:

 

1

east along the parallel to its intersection with longitude 148° 50.763′ E;

2

south‑easterly along the geodesic to 20° 51.924′ S, 148° 59.813′ E;

3

south along the meridian to the intersection of the mainland coastline at mean low water and the parallel 20° 53.625′ S (at or about 20° 53.625′ S, 148° 59.813′ E);

4

along the mainland coastline at mean low water to the point of commencement

Table 46 Part 12   Ball Bay—Sand Bay Species Conservation (Dugong Protection) SMA

                   The area bounded by a notional line commencing at the intersection of the mainland coastline at mean low water at Ball Bay and the meridian 148° 59.813′ E (at or about 20° 53.625′ S, 148° 59.813′ E) then running progressively:

 

1

north along the meridian to 20° 51.924′ S, 148° 59.813′ E;

2

south‑easterly along the geodesic to 20° 56.724′ S, 149° 06.846′ E;

3

south‑westerly along the geodesic to the intersection of the mainland coastline at mean low water at Sand Bay and the meridian 149° 05.763′ E (at or about 20° 58.774′ S, 149° 05.763′ E);

4

along the mainland coastline at mean low water to the point of commencement

Table 46 Part 13   Llewellyn Bay Species Conservation (Dugong Protection) SMA

                   The area bounded by a notional line commencing at the intersection of the mainland coastline at mean low water at Freshwater Point and the meridian 149° 19.840′ E (at or about 21° 24.643′ S, 149° 19.840′ E) then running progressively:

 

1

easterly along the geodesic to 21° 27.024′ S, 149° 27.763′ E;

2

southerly along the geodesic to 21° 30.574′ S, 149° 28.979′ E;

3

westerly along the geodesic to 21° 29.124′ S, 149° 24.413′ E;

4

westerly along the geodesic to the intersection of the north‑eastern tip of Allom Point at mean low water and the meridian 149° 20.630′ E (at or about 21° 28.565′ S, 149° 20.630′ E);

5

along the mainland coastline at mean low water to the point of commencement

Table 46 Part 14   Ince Bay (Cape Palmerston—Allom Point) Species Conservation (Dugong Protection) SMA

                   The area bounded by a notional line commencing at the intersection of the north‑eastern tip of Allom Point at mean low water and the meridian 149° 20.630′ E (at or about 21° 28.565′ S, 149° 20.630′ E) then running progressively:

 

1

easterly along the geodesic to 21° 29.124′ S, 149° 24.413′ E;

2

easterly along the geodesic to 21° 30.574′ S, 149° 28.979′ E;

3

southerly along the geodesic to the intersection of the northern tip of Cape Palmerston at mean low water and the meridian 149° 28.968′ E (at or about 21° 31.935′ S, 149° 28.968′ E);

4

along the mainland coastline at mean low water to the point of commencement

Table 46 Part 15   Clairview Bluff—Carmilla Creek Species Conservation (Dugong Protection) SMA

                   The area bounded by a notional line commencing at the intersection of the mainland coastline at mean low water near Carmilla Creek and the parallel 21° 54.324′ S (at or about 21° 54.324′ S, 149° 27.864′ E) then running progressively:

 

1

east along the parallel to its intersection with longitude 149° 33.063′ E;

2

south‑easterly along the geodesic to 21° 57.807′ S, 149° 35.813′ E;

3

south along the meridian to its intersection with latitude 22° 01.657′ S;

4

southerly along the geodesic to 22° 10.474′ S, 149° 36.779′ E;

5

westerly along the geodesic to the intersection of the eastern tip of Clairview Bluff at mean low water and the parallel 22° 10.450′ S (at or about 22° 10.450′ S, 149° 34.022′ E);

6

along the mainland coastline at mean low water to the point of commencement

Table 46 Part 16   Shoalwater Bay Species Conservation (Dugong Protection) SMA

                   The area bounded by a notional line commencing at the intersection of MacDonald Point at mean low water and the parallel 22° 19.550′ S (at or about 22° 19.550′ S, 150° 11.575′ E) then running progressively:

 

1

north‑easterly along the geodesic to the intersection of the Swan Island coastline at mean low water and the parallel 22° 19.308′ S (at or about 22° 19.308′ S, 150° 12.145′ E);

2

along the southern island coastline at mean low water to its intersection with the parallel 22° 19.168′ S (at or about 22° 19.168′ S, 150° 12.477′ E);

3

north‑easterly along the geodesic to the intersection of the island coastline at Cape Townshend, Townshend Island and the meridian 150° 28.724′ E (at or about 22° 12.283′ S, 150° 28.724′ E);

4

along the western and southern shores of the Townshend Island coastline at mean low water to its intersection with the parallel 22° 17.753′ S (at or about 22° 17.753′ S, 150° 33.680′ E);

5

southerly along the geodesic to the intersection of Reef Point at mean low water and the meridian 150° 33.980′ E (at or about 22° 18.950′ S, 150° 33.980′ E);

6

along the mainland coastline at mean low water to the point of commencement

Table 46 Part 17   Port Clinton (Reef Point—Cape Clinton) Species Conservation (Dugong Protection) SMA

                   The area bounded by a notional line commencing at the intersection of Reef Point at mean low water and the meridian 150° 33.980′ E (at or about 22° 18.950′ S, 150° 33.980′ E) then running progressively:

 

1

northerly along the geodesic to the intersection of the eastern tip of Townshend Island at mean low water and the parallel 22° 17.753′ S (at or about 22° 17.753′ S, 150° 33.680′ E);

2

easterly along the geodesic to 22° 19.590′ S, 150° 39.596′ E;

3

south‑easterly along the geodesic to 22° 21.507′ S, 150° 41.229′ E;

4

southerly along the geodesic to 22° 22.340′ S, 150° 41.529′ E;

5

south‑easterly along the geodesic to 22° 24.873′ S, 150° 43.262′ E;

6

south‑easterly along the geodesic to 22° 26.907′ S, 150° 45.428′ E;

7

southerly along the geodesic to 22° 31.890′ S, 150° 47.346′ E;

8

southerly along the geodesic to the intersection of the eastern tip of Cape Clinton at mean low water and the parallel 22° 32.231′ S (at or about 22° 32.231′ S, 150° 47.326′ E);

9

along the mainland coastline at mean low water to the point of commencement

Table 46 Part 18   Port of Gladstone—Rodds Bay Species Conservation (Dugong Protection) SMA—Part 1

                   The area bounded by a notional line commencing at the intersection of the northern tip of North Point on Facing Island at mean low water and the meridian 151° 19.953′ E (at or about 23° 45.219′ S, 151° 19.953′ E) then running progressively:

 

1

generally south‑easterly along the island coastline at mean low water to its intersection with the Marine Park boundary (at or about 23° 45.346′ S, 151° 19.813′ E);

2

westerly along the Marine Park boundary to its intersection with the meridian 151° 19.567′ E (at or about 23° 45.340′ S, 151° 19.567′ E);

3

easterly along the geodesic to the point of commencement

Table 46 Part 19   Port of Gladstone—Rodds Bay Species Conservation (Dugong Protection) SMA—Part 2

                   The area bounded by a notional line commencing at the intersection of the eastern tip of East Point on Facing Island at mean low water and the parallel 23° 51.875′ S (at or about 23° 51.875′ S, 151° 23.667′ E) then running progressively:

 

1

south‑easterly along the geodesic to its intersection with the Marine Park boundary (at or about 23° 52.173′ S, 151° 24.241′ E);

2

south‑westerly along the Marine Park boundary to the intersection of Facing Island at mean low water and the parallel 23° 52.526′ S (at or about 23° 52.526′ S, 151° 23.317′ E);

3

northerly along the island coastline at mean low water to the point of commencement

Table 46 Part 20   Port of Gladstone—Rodds Bay Species Conservation (Dugong Protection) SMA—Part 3

                   The area bounded by a notional line commencing at the intersection of the Marine Park boundary and longitude 151° 30.695′ E (at or about 23° 55.522′ S, 151° 30.695′ E) then running progressively:

 

1

south‑easterly along the geodesic to the intersection of the northern tip of Flora Point, Rodds Peninsula at mean low water and the meridian 151° 36.814′ E (at or about 23° 58.697′ S, 151° 36.814′ E);

2

southerly along the mainland coastline at mean low water to its intersection with the Marine Park boundary (at or about 24° 00.515′ S, 151° 36.203′ E);

3

south‑westerly along the Marine Park boundary to the intersection of the eastern tip of Hummock Hill Island at mean low water, in the vicinity of Norton Point, and the parallel 24° 02.036′ S (at or about 24° 02.036′ S, 151° 32.748′ E);

4

along the northern coastline of Hummock Hill Island at mean low water to its intersection with the Marine Park boundary in the vicinity of Tiber Point (at or about 23° 59.499′ S, 151° 26.535′ E);

5

north‑easterly along the Marine Park boundary to the point of commencement

47  Species Conservation (Dugong Protection) SMAs—special management provisions

             (1)  In this regulation:

bait netting has the meaning given by the Zoning Plan.

commercial fisher has the same meaning as in the Fisheries Regulation.

fix, a net, has the meaning given by the Fisheries Regulation.

haul, for a net, has the meaning given by the Fisheries Regulation.

lead core rope means rope which, during manufacture, incorporates lead along the full length of the rope.

mesh net has the meaning given by the Fisheries Regulation.

mesh size, of a net, has the meaning given by the Fisheries Regulation.

netting has the meaning given by the Zoning Plan.

offshore waters has the same meaning as in the Fisheries Regulation.

set mesh net has the same meaning as in the Fisheries Regulation.

Special Management Provision—Species Conservation (Dugong Protection) SMA

          (2A)  For subsection 4.2.3(2) of the Zoning Plan and subject to subregulations (4), (5), (7) and (9), subregulation (2) specifies the special management provisions that apply to a Species Conservation (Dugong Protection) SMA.

             (2)  Netting or bait netting in an SMA mentioned in column 2 of an item in Table 47.1 in subregulation (3) must be carried out by commercial fishers in accordance with the provisions of Chapter 2 of the Fisheries Regulation specified, for the item, in column 3 of that table.

             (3)  For subregulation (2), the following table sets out the provisions of Chapter 2 of the Fisheries Regulation that are applicable to each SMA.

Table 47.1

 

Item

Species Conservation (Dugong Protection) SMA

Applicable provisions of Chapter 2

1

Hinchinbrook Island Area

Section 114

2

Lucinda to Allingham—Halifax Bay

Division 3 of Part 12

3

Cleveland Bay—Magnetic Island

Sections 116 and 116A

4

Bowling Green Bay

Division 3 of Part 12

5

Upstart Bay

Section 111

6

Edgecumbe Bay—Bowen

Division 3 of Part 12

7

Repulse Bay

Division 3 of Part 12

8

Stewart Peninsula—Newry Islands—Ball Bay

Sections 116 and 116A

9

Ball Bay—Sand Bay

Division 3 of Part 12

10

Llewellyn Bay

Division 3 of Part 12

11

Ince Bay (Cape Palmerston—Allom Point)

Sections 116 and 116A

12

Clairview Bluff—Carmilla Creek

Division 3 of Part 12

13

Shoalwater Bay

Section 110

14

Port Clinton (Reef Point—Cape Clinton)

Section 109

15

Port of Gladstone—Rodds Bay

Division 3 of Part 12

Note:          Under the Zoning Plan, only the General Use Zone and the Habitat Protection Zone may be used or entered without permission for the purpose of netting (other than bait netting).

Conditions of set mesh net use in offshore waters—Table 47.2 area

             (4)  A set mesh net must not be used in offshore waters in an area described in Parts 1 to 5 of Table 47.2 unless the net:

                     (a)  is not longer than 50 m; and

                     (b)  is used in accordance with section 121 of the Fisheries Regulation.

Note:          See sections 38BA and 38BB of the Act for, respectively, an offence and a civil penalty provision that apply to a person who engages in conduct that contravenes subregulation (4).

Table 47.2       Offshore Waters

Table 47.2, Part 1: Offshore waters within Edgecumbe Bay—Bowen Species Conservation (Dugong Protection) SMA

The area bounded by a notional line commencing at the intersection of the mainland coastline at mean low water and the meridian 148° 13.468¢ E (at or about 19° 57.873¢ S, 148° 13.468¢ E) then running progressively:

 

1

east along the parallel to 19º 57.873′ S, 148º 13.900′ E;

2

south‑easterly along the geodesic to 19º 58.823′ S, 148º 14.542′ E;

3

easterly along the geodesic to 19º 58.871′S, 148º 15.159′ E;

4

north‑easterly along the geodesic to 19º 58.187′ S, 148º 15.316′ E;

5

south‑easterly along the geodesic to 19º 58.962′ S, 148º 16.333′ E;

6

southerly along the geodesic to 19º 59.543′ S, 148º 16.400′ E;

7

south‑westerly along the geodesic to 20º 0.354′ S, 148º 16.194′ E;

8

south‑easterly along the geodesic to 20º 0.710′ S, 148º 16.405′ E;

9

west along the parallel to the intersection of the mainland coastline at mean low water and the meridian 148º16.090′  E (at or about 20º 0.710′ S, 148º 16.090′ E);

10

generally north‑westerly along the mainland coastline at mean low water to the point of commencement.

The area bounded by a notional line commencing at the intersection of the mainland coastline at mean low water at Adelaide Point and the meridian 148° 16.683¢ E (at or about 20° 4.410¢ S, 148° 16.683¢ E) then running progressively:

 

1

east along the parallel to 20º 4.410′ S, 148º 18.256′ E;

2

south along the meridian to 20º 4.926′ S, 148º 18.256′ E;

3

south westerly along the geodesic to 20º 5.197′  S, 148º 18.046′ E;

4

west along the parallel to 20º 5.197′ S, 148º 17.436′ E;

5

north‑westerly along the geodesic to the intersection of the mainland coastline at mean low water and the meridian 148º 17.197′ E (at or about 20º 4.818′ S, 148º 17.197′ E);

6

generally north‑westerly along the mainland coastline at mean low water to the point of commencement.

The area bounded by a notional line circumferencing Poole Island, commencing at 20° 5.719¢ S, 148° 18.597¢ E then running progressively:

 

1

east along the parallel to 20º 5.719′ S, 148º 18.913′ E;

2

south‑easterly along the geodesic to 20º 5.938′ S, 148º 19.302′ E;

3

south along the meridian to 20º 6.300′ S, 148º 19.302′ E;

4

south‑westerly along the geodesic to 20º 6.548′ S, 148º 19.103′ E;

5

west along the parallel to 20º 6.548′ S, 148º 18.283′  E;

6

north along the meridian to 20º 6.023′ S, 148º 18.283′  E;

7

generally north‑easterly along the geodesic to the point of commencement.

The area bounded by a notional line commencing at the intersection of the mainland coastline at mean low water and the parallel 20° 8.359¢ S (at or about 20° 8.359¢ S, 148° 19.830¢ E) then running progressively:

 

1

north‑west along the geodesic to 20º 8.069′  S, 148º 19.717′ E;

2

north‑east along the geodesic to 20º 7.904′  S, 148º 20.074′  E;

3

south‑east along the geodesic to 20º 8.307′ S, 148º 20.660′ E;

4

southerly along the geodesic to 20º 8.542′ S, 148º 20.678′ E;

5

south‑westerly along the geodesic to the intersection of the mainland coastline and the meridian 148º 20.435′ E (at or about 20º 9.080' S, 148º 20.435′ E);

6

generally north‑westerly along the mainland coastline at mean low water to the point of commencement.

The area bounded by a notional line commencing at the intersection of the mainland coastline at mean low water at Cape Gloucester and the meridian 148° 27.198¢ E (at or about 20° 3.603¢ S, 148° 27.198¢ E) then running progressively:

 

1

north‑easterly along the geodesic to 20º 3.391′ S, 148º 27.303′ E;

2

north‑westerly along the geodesic to 20º 3.281′ S, 148º 27.121′ E;

3

south‑westerly along the geodesic to 20º 3.520′ S, 148º 26.095′ E;

4

south along the meridian to 20º 5.482′ S, 148º 26.095′ E;

5

east along the parallel to the intersection of the mainland coastline and the meridian 148º 26.497′ E (at or about 20º 5.482′ S, 148º 26.497′ E);

6

generally north‑easterly along the mainland coastline at mean low water to the point of commencement.

Table 47.2, Part 2: Offshore waters within Repulse Bay Species Conservation (Dugong Protection) SMA

The area bounded by a notional line commencing at the intersection of the mainland coastline at mean low water and the meridian 148° 49.500¢ E (at or about 20° 29.493¢ S, 148° 49.500¢ E) then running progressively:

 

1

west along the parallel to 20º 29.493′ S, 148º 49.161′ E;

2

south‑westerly along the geodesic to 20º 29.672′ S, 148º 49.021′ E;

3

south‑westerly along the geodesic to 20º 29.837′ S, 148º 49.006′ E;

4

south‑easterly along the geodesic to 20º 29.991′ S, 148º 49.091′ E;

5

south‑easterly along the geodesic to 20º 30.133′ S, 148º 49.239′ E;

6

easterly along the parallel to the intersection of the mainland coastline and the meridian 148º 49.775′ E (at or about 20º 30.133′ S, 148º 49.775′ E);

7

generally north‑westerly along the mainland coastline at mean low water to the point of commencement.

Table 47.2, Part 3: Offshore waters within Ball Bay—Sand Bay Species Conservation (Dugong Protection) SMA

The area bounded by a notional line commencing at the intersection of the mainland coastline at mean low water at McBrides Point and the parallel 20° 53.622¢ S (at or about 20° 53.622¢ S, 148° 59.813¢ E) then running progressively:

 

1

north along the meridian to 20º 53.291′ S, 148º 59.813′ E;

2

south‑easterly along the geodesic to 20º 53.342′ S, 148º 59.967′ E;

3

south‑easterly along the geodesic to 20º 53.630′ S, 149º 0.202′ E;

4

southerly along the geodesic to 20º 53.944′ S, 149º 0.186′ E;

5

south‑westerly along the geodesic to 20º 54.115′ S, 149º 0.089′ E;

6

south‑easterly along the geodesic to 20º 54.495′ S, 149º 0.439′ E;

7

east along the parallel to 20º 54.495′ S, 149º 0.969′ E;

8

north‑easterly along the geodesic to 20º 53.893′ S, 149º 1.191′ E;

9

north‑easterly along the geodesic to 20º 53.825′ S, 149º 1.362′ E;

10

south along the meridian to the intersection of the mainland coastline and the parallel 20º 54.249′ S (at or about 20º 54.249′ S, 149º 1.362′ E);

11

generally north‑westerly along the mainland coastline at mean low water to the point of commencement.

The area bounded by a notional line commencing at the intersection of the mainland coastline at mean low water at Cape Hillsborough and the meridian 149° 2.788¢ E (at or about 20° 54.210¢ S, 149° 2.788¢ E) then running progressively:

 

1

north‑westerly along the geodesic to 20º 53.954′ S, 149º 2.541′ E;

2

north‑easterly along the geodesic to 20º 53.924′ S, 149º 2.744′ E;

3

south‑easterly along the geodesic to 20º 54.253′ S, 149º 3.225′ E;

4

southerly along the geodesic to 20º 54.557′ S, 149º 3.215′ E;

5

south‑westerly along the geodesic to 20º 54.816′ S, 149º 2.956′ E;

6

south‑easterly along the geodesic to 20º 55.239′ S, 149º 3.130′ E;

7

north‑easterly along the geodesic to 20º 54.981′ S, 149º 3.486′ E;

8

easterly along the geodesic to 20º 55.039′ S, 149º 3.855′ E;

9

south‑easterly along the geodesic to 20º 55.243′ S, 149º 4.087′ E;

10

south‑westerly along the geodesic to 20º 55.752′ S, 149º 3.963′ E;

11

south‑westerly along the geodesic to 20º 56.011′ S, 149º 3.730′ E;

12

south‑westerly along the geodesic to 20º 56.195′ S, 149º 2.979′ E;

13

north‑westerly along the geodesic to 20º 56.100′ S, 149º 2.470′ E;

14

north‑westerly along the geodesic to 20º 55.908′ S, 149º 2.349′ E;

15

north‑easterly along the geodesic to the intersection of the mainland coastline at mean low water and the parallel 20º 55.724′ S (at or about 20º 55.724′ S, 149º 2.576′ E);

16

generally easterly along the mainland coastline at mean low water to the point of commencement.

Table 47.2, Part 4: Offshore waters within Llewellyn Bay Species Conservation (Dugong Protection) SMA

The area bounded by a notional line commencing at the intersection of the mainland coastline at mean low water and the meridian 149° 19.841¢ E (at or about 21° 24.642¢ S, 149° 19.841¢ E) then running progressively:

 

1

south‑easterly along the geodesic to 21º 24.766′ S, 149º 20.251′ E;

2

south‑easterly along the geodesic to 21º 25.524′ S, 149º 20.539′ E;

3

southerly along the geodesic to 21º 25.894′ S, 149º 20.503′ E;

4

south‑westerly along the geodesic to 21º 26.267′ S, 149º 20.227′ E;

5

north‑westerly along the geodesic to 21º 26.212′ S, 149º 19.872′ E;

6

north‑westerly along the geodesic to 21º 25.759′ S, 149º19.492′ E;

7

north‑easterly along the geodesic to the intersection of the mainland coastline at mean low water and the meridian 149º 19.644′ E (at or about 21º 25.520′ S, 149º 19.644′ E);

8

generally south‑easterly along the mainland coastline at mean low water to the point of commencement.

Table 47.2, Part 5: Offshore waters within Port of Gladstone—Rodds Bay Species Conservation (Dugong Protection) SMA

The area bounded by a notional line commencing at the intersection of the mainland coastline at mean low water at East Point and the parallel 23° 51.876¢ S (at or about 23° 51.876¢ S, 151° 23.667¢ E) then running progressively:

 

1

south‑easterly along the geodesic to 23° 52.013¢ S, 151° 23.932¢ E;

2

south‑westerly along the geodesic to 23° 52.210¢ S, 151° 23.770¢ E;

3

south‑westerly along the geodesic to 23° 52.299¢ S, 151° 23.631¢ E;

4

southerly along the geodesic to 23° 52.410¢ S, 151° 23.623¢ E;

5

south‑westerly along the geodesic to the intersection of the mainland coastline at Settlement Point and the meridian 151° 23.317¢ E (at or about 23° 52.526¢ S, 151° 23.317¢ E);

6

generally north–easterly along the mainland coastline at mean low water to the point of commencement.

No netting (other than bait netting)—Table 47.3 area

             (5)  No netting other than bait netting may be carried out in the area described in Table 47.3.

Note 1:       For an additional requirement related to stowing and securing any equipment that is normally used for fishing or collecting, see paragraph 2.3.3 (g) of the Zoning Plan.

Note 2:       See regulation 13 for the nets specified for the definition of bait netting in the Zoning Plan and the prescribed limitations on the use of those nets.

Note 3:       See sections 38BA and 38BB of the Act for, respectively, an offence and a civil penalty provision that apply to a person who engages in conduct that contravenes subregulation (5).

Table 47.3       No netting (other than bait netting) area within Bowling Green Bay Species Conservation (Dugong Protection) SMA

The area bounded by a notional line commencing at the intersection of 19° 23.282¢ S and 147° 15.684¢ E then running progressively:

 

1

east along the parallel to its intersection with longitude 147º 23.581′ E;

2

south along the meridian to its intersection with latitude 19º 23.985′ S;

3

west along the parallel to its intersection with longitude 147º 15.684′ E;

4

north along the meridian to the point of commencement

Conditions of set mesh net use—Table 47.4 area

             (6)  Subregulation (7) applies to a mesh net that is being used as a set mesh net.

Note:          The definition of mesh net in the Fisheries Regulation includes several examples of ways a mesh net can be used, including using a mesh net as a set mesh net.

             (7)  A set mesh net must not be used in an area described in Table 47.4 in subregulation (9) unless:

                     (a)  the set mesh net is:

                              (i)  weighed down along the full length of the bottom of the net with only continuous lead core rope that has a diameter that is not less than 6 mm but not more than 8 mm; and

                             (ii)  used in accordance with paragraphs 120A (c), (d), (e) and (f) of the Fisheries Regulation; and

                     (b)  under each authority that allows netting in the area—the number of set mesh nets being used in the area is not more than 3; and

                     (c)  each set mesh net is not longer than 120 m; and

                     (d)  the mesh size of each set mesh net is not less than 100 mm but not more than 215 mm; and

                     (e)  if a set mesh net has a mesh size that is not less than 150 mm but not greater than 215 mm—the number of rows of mesh between the top and bottom of the net is not more than 16.

Note:          For the definition of authority that applies to regulation 47, see paragraph (a) of the definition of that term in subregulation 3(1).

Note:          See sections 38BA and 38BB of the Act for, respectively, an offence and a civil penalty provision that apply to a person who engages in conduct that contravenes subregulation (7).

Conditions of mesh net use—Table 47.4 area

             (8)  Paragraphs (9)(a), (b), (c), (d) and (e) do not apply to a set mesh net used in accordance with subregulation (7).

Note:          The definition of mesh net in the Fisheries Regulation includes several examples of ways a mesh net can be used, including using a mesh net as a set mesh net.

             (9)  A mesh net must not be used in an area described in Table 47.4 unless the mesh net:

                     (a)  is fixed or hauled; and

                     (b)  is not longer than 120 m; and

                     (c)  has a mesh size that is not less than 50 mm but not more than 115 mm; and

                     (d)  is weighed down along the full length of the bottom of the net with only continuous lead core rope that has a diameter that is not less than 6 mm but not more than 8 mm; and

                     (e)  is used in accordance with subregulation 472(7) of the Fisheries Regulation.

Note:          See sections 38BA and 38BB of the Act for, respectively, an offence and a civil penalty provision that apply to a person who engages in conduct that contravenes subregulation (9).

Table 47.4       Restricted netting area within Bowling Green Bay Species Conservation (Dugong Protection) SMA

The area bounded by a notional line commencing at the intersection of 19° 23.985¢ S and 147° 15.684¢ E then running progressively:

 

1

east along the parallel to its intersection with longitude 147º 23.581′ E;

2

south along the meridian to its intersection with the mainland coastline at mean low water (at or about 19º 25.119′ S, 147º 23.581′ E

3

along the mainland coastline at mean low water to its intersection with the meridian 147º 15.684′ E (at or about 19º 25.673′ S, 147º 15.684′ E

4

north along the meridian to the point of commencement

48  Seasonal Closure (Offshore Ribbon Reefs) SMAs—declaration

             (1)  The area described in each of Parts 1 to 3 of Table 48 is declared to be a Seasonal Closure (Offshore Ribbon Reefs) SMA having the name set out in the Part heading.

             (2)  Each location mentioned in Part 4 of Table 48 is declared to be a Seasonal Closure (Offshore Ribbon Reefs) SMA having as its name the name of the Location followed by the words ‘Seasonal Closure (Offshore Ribbon Reefs) SMA’.

Table 48          Seasonal Closure (Offshore Ribbon Reefs) SMAs

Table 48 Part 1   Day Reef (14‑089) Seasonal Closure (Offshore Ribbon Reefs) SMA

                   The area bounded by a notional line commencing at 14° 26.393′ S, 145° 32.329′  E then running progressively:

 

1

south‑easterly along the geodesic to 14° 29.879′ S, 145° 35.407′ E;

2

south‑westerly along the geodesic to 14° 31.641′ S, 145° 33.543′ E;

3

westerly along the geodesic to 14° 31.458′ S, 145° 32.208′ E;

4

north‑westerly along the geodesic to 14° 31.379′ S, 145° 32.060′ E;

5

easterly along the geodesic to 14° 31.297′ S, 145° 33.491′ E;

6

north‑easterly along the geodesic to 14° 30.952′ S, 145° 33.960′ E;

7

northerly along the geodesic to 14° 30.363′ S, 145° 33.897′ E;

8

north‑westerly along the geodesic to 14° 28.210′ S, 145° 32.101′ E;

9

westerly along the geodesic to 14° 28.173′ S, 145° 31.252′ E;

10

south‑westerly along the geodesic to 14° 28.386′ S, 145° 30.877′ E;

11

northerly along the geodesic to 14° 27.761′ S, 145° 31.128′ E;

12

north‑easterly along the geodesic to the point of commencement

Table 48 Part 2   Ribbon No. 10 Reef (14‑146) Seasonal Closure (Offshore Ribbon Reefs) SMA

                   The area bounded by a notional line commencing at 14° 39.402′ S, 145° 39.529′ E then running progressively:

 

1

easterly along the geodesic to 14° 39.405′ S, 145° 41.808′ E;

2

south‑easterly along the geodesic to 14° 41.983′ S, 145° 43.512′ E;

3

southerly along the geodesic to 14° 44.737′ S, 145° 44.329′ E;

4

southerly along the geodesic to 14° 51.997′ S, 145° 45.742′ E;

5

southerly along the geodesic to 14° 55.703′ S, 145° 44.649′ E;

6

west along the parallel to its intersection with longitude 145° 42.438′ E;

7

easterly along the geodesic to 14° 55.549′ S, 145° 42.861′ E;

8

north‑easterly along the geodesic to 14° 55.224′ S, 145° 43.256′ E;

9

north‑easterly along the geodesic to 14° 54.309′ S, 145° 43.677′ E;

10

northerly along the geodesic to 14° 53.183′ S, 145° 44.030′ E;

11

northerly along the geodesic to 14° 52.154′ S, 145° 44.157′ E;

12

northerly along the geodesic to 14° 50.703′ S, 145° 44.058′ E;

13

northerly along the geodesic to 14° 49.184′ S, 145° 43.692′ E;

14

northerly along the geodesic to 14° 46.774′ S, 145° 43.284′ E;

15

northerly along the geodesic to 14° 45.888′ S, 145° 43.044′ E;

16

northerly along the geodesic to 14° 44.983′ S, 145° 42.903′ E;

17

north‑westerly along the geodesic to 14° 44.518′ S, 145° 42.558′ E;

18

northerly along the geodesic to 14° 44.211′ S, 145° 42.453′ E;

19

northerly along the geodesic to 14° 42.576′ S, 145° 42.216′ E;

20

north‑westerly along the geodesic to 14° 42.156′ S, 145° 41.946′ E;

21

north‑westerly along the geodesic to 14° 42.000′ S, 145° 41.635′ E;

22

north‑westerly along the geodesic to 14° 41.556′ S, 145° 41.124′ E;

23

northerly along the geodesic to 14° 40.843′ S, 145° 40.909′ E;

24

westerly along the geodesic to 14° 40.719′ S, 145° 40.566′ E;

25

north‑westerly along the geodesic to 14° 40.422′ S, 145° 40.355′ E;

26

northerly along the geodesic to 14° 39.806′ S, 145° 40.156′ E;

27

north‑westerly along the geodesic to 14° 39.601′ S, 145° 39.978′ E;

28

north‑westerly along the geodesic to the point of commencement

Table 48 Part 3   Ribbon No. 7 Reef (15‑026), Ribbon No. 6 Reef (15‑032), Unnamed Reef (15‑034) Seasonal Closure (Offshore Ribbon Reefs) SMA

                   The area bounded by a notional line commencing at 15° 19.836′ S, 145° 47.063′ E, then running progressively:

 

1

westerly along the geodesic to 15° 20.448′ S, 145° 44.976′ E;

2

north‑easterly along the geodesic to 15° 20.074′ S, 145° 45.329′ E;

3

north‑easterly along the geodesic to 15° 19.268′ S, 145° 45.951′ E;

4

easterly along the geodesic to 15° 19.236′ S, 145° 46.147′ E;

5

north‑easterly along the geodesic to 15° 19.106′ S, 145° 46.344′ E;

6

northerly along the geodesic to 15° 18.858′ S, 145° 46.425′ E;

7

north‑westerly along the geodesic to 15° 18.225′ S, 145° 46.114′ E;

8

north‑westerly along the geodesic to 15° 18.096′ S, 145° 45.872′ E;

9

west along the parallel to its intersection with longitude 145° 45.449′ E;

10

north‑easterly along the geodesic to 15° 17.716′ S, 145° 45.736′ E;

11

northerly along the geodesic to 15° 17.574′ S, 145° 45.768′ E;

12

northerly along the geodesic to 15° 16.821′ S, 145° 45.575′ E;

13

northerly along the geodesic to 15° 16.427′ S, 145° 45.585′ E;

14

northerly along the geodesic to 15° 15.720′ S, 145° 45.359′ E;

15

northerly along the geodesic to 15° 15.581′ S, 145° 45.348′ E;

16

north‑westerly along the geodesic to 15° 15.444′ S, 145° 45.135′ E;

17

westerly along the geodesic to 15° 15.390′ S, 145° 44.871′ E;

18

north‑westerly along the geodesic to 15° 15.120′ S, 145° 44.721′ E;

19

north along the meridian to its intersection with latitude 15° 14.119′ S;

20

north‑easterly along the geodesic to 15° 13.817′ S, 145° 45.078′ E;

21

northerly along the geodesic to 15° 13.509′ S, 145° 45.114′ E;

22

north‑westerly along the geodesic to 15° 13.346′ S, 145° 45.002′ E;

23

northerly along the geodesic to 15° 12.864′ S, 145° 44.952′ E;

24

north‑easterly along the geodesic to 15° 12.551′ S, 145° 45.221′ E;

25

northerly along the geodesic to 15° 12.146′ S, 145° 45.234′ E;

26

north‑westerly along the geodesic to 15° 11.859′ S, 145° 44.645′ E;

27

north‑westerly along the geodesic to 15° 11.402′ S, 145° 44.417′ E;

28

easterly along the geodesic to 15° 11.400′ S, 145° 45.000′ E;

29

east along the parallel to its intersection with longitude 145° 47.063′ E;

30

south along the meridian to the point of commencement

Table 48 Part 4   Areas described by reference to the Zoning Plan

                   The areas described in Part 4 of Schedule 1 to the Zoning Plan as follows:

 

Item

Location

Zone No

1

Ribbon Reef No. 5 Patches (15‑042) and inter‑reefal areas

B‑15‑3007

2

Ribbon Reef No. 2 and 3 inter‑reefal areas

B‑15‑3008

49  Seasonal Closure (Offshore Ribbon Reefs) SMAs—special management provisions

             (1)  A Seasonal Closure (Offshore Ribbon Reefs) SMA must not be used or entered for the purposes of fishing involving the taking of a pelagic species by trolling during the months of January to August (inclusive) in a year.

             (2)  A tender commercial fishing vessel must be physically attached to its primary commercial fishing vessel at all times during the months referred to in subregulation (1).

50  No Dories Detached (Offshore Ribbon Reefs) SMAs—declaration

                   The area described in each Part of Table 50 is declared to be a No Dories Detached (Offshore Ribbon Reefs) SMA having the name set out in the Part heading.

Table 50          No Dories Detached (Offshore Ribbon Reefs) SMAs

Table 50 Part 1   Yonge Reef (14‑138) and No Name Reef (14‑139) No Dories Detached (Offshore Ribbon Reefs) SMA

                   The area bounded by a notional line commencing at 14° 33.073′ S, 145° 38.224′ E then running progressively:

 

1

south‑easterly along the geodesic to 14° 39.402′ S, 145° 41.809′ E;

2

west along the parallel to its intersection with longitude 145° 39.530′ E;

3

south‑westerly along the geodesic to 14° 39.905′ S, 145° 38.514′ E;

4

south‑easterly along the geodesic to 14° 39.943′ S, 145° 38.534′ E;

5

south‑easterly along the geodesic to 14° 40.021′ S, 145° 38.684′ E;

6

south‑easterly along the geodesic to 14° 40.176′ S, 145° 38.879′ E;

7

easterly along the geodesic to 14° 40.188′ S, 145° 39.098′ E;

8

south‑westerly along the geodesic to 14° 40.993′ S, 145° 38.508′ E;

9

north‑westerly along the geodesic to 14° 37.571′ S, 145° 36.771′ E;

10

northerly along the geodesic to 14° 37.046′ S, 145° 36.595′ E;

11

northerly along the geodesic to 14° 35.982′ S, 145° 36.240′ E;

12

northerly along the geodesic to 14° 34.989′ S, 145° 35.910′ E;

13

north‑westerly along the geodesic to 14° 34.910′ S, 145° 35.848′ E;

14

north‑easterly along the geodesic to the point of commencement

Table 50 Part 2   No. 10 Patches (No. 3) (14‑153a) and No. 10 Patches (No. 4) (14‑153b) No Dories Detached (Offshore Ribbon Reefs) SMA

                   The area bounded by a notional line commencing at 14° 57.135′ S, 145° 43.767′ E then running progressively:

 

1

west along the parallel to its intersection with longitude 145° 42.136′ E;

2

south‑westerly along the geodesic to 14° 58.323′ S, 145° 41.493′ E;

3

west along the parallel to its intersection with longitude 145° 40.127′ E;

4

north along the meridian to its intersection with latitude 14° 55.985′ S;

5

east along the parallel to its intersection with longitude 145° 40.353′ E;

6

south along the meridian to its intersection with latitude 14° 56.062′ S;

7

south‑easterly along the geodesic to 14° 56.203′ S, 145° 40.479′ E;

8

easterly along the geodesic to 14° 56.250′ S, 145° 40.646′ E;

9

easterly along the geodesic to 14° 56.264′ S, 145° 40.830′ E;

10

easterly along the geodesic to 14° 56.172′ S, 145° 41.235′ E;

11

north‑easterly along the geodesic to 14° 56.097′ S, 145° 41.412′ E;

12

north‑easterly along the geodesic to 14° 55.978′ S, 145° 41.511′ E;

13

easterly along the geodesic to 14° 55.977′ S, 145° 41.793′ E;

14

north‑easterly along the geodesic to 14° 55.703′ S, 145° 41.988′ E;

15

east along the parallel to its intersection with longitude 145° 42.438′ E;

16

east along the parallel to its intersection with longitude 145° 44.650′ E;

17

south‑westerly along the geodesic to the point of commencement

51  No Dories Detached (Offshore Ribbon Reefs) SMAs—special management provision

                   A tender commercial fishing vessel must be physically attached to its primary commercial fishing vessel at all times.

52  Restricted Access SMAs—declaration

             (1)  The area described in each of Parts 1 to 3 of Table 52 is declared to be a Restricted Access SMA having the name set out in the Part heading.

             (2)  Each location mentioned in Part 4 of Table 52 is declared to be a Restricted Access SMA having as its name the name of the Location followed by the words ‘Restricted Access SMA’.

Table 52          Restricted Access SMAs

Table 52 Part 1   MacLennan Cay Reef (11‑070) Restricted Access SMA

                   The area bounded by a notional line commencing at 11° 18.820′ S, 143° 48.282′ E then running progressively:

 

1

east along the parallel to its intersection with the meridian 143° 49.041 E;

2

south along the meridian to its intersection with the parallel 11° 19.684 S;

3

west along the parallel to its intersection with the meridian 143° 48.282 E;

4

north along the meridian to the point of commencement

Table 52 Part 2   Moulter Cay Reef (11‑130) Restricted Access SMA

                   The area bounded by a notional line commencing at 11° 23.800 S, 144° 01.157 E then running progressively:

 

1

south‑easterly along the geodesic to 11° 24.556 S, 144° 01.847 E;

2

south‑westerly along the geodesic to 11° 25.045 S, 144° 01.340 E;

3

north‑westerly along the geodesic to 11° 24.230 S, 144° 00.629 E;

4

north‑easterly along the geodesic to the point of commencement

Table 52 Part 3   Raine Island Reef (11‑243) Restricted Access SMA

                   The area bounded by a notional line commencing at 11° 34.879 S, 144° 02.080 E then running progressively:

 

1

south‑easterly along the geodesic to 11° 35.518 S, 144° 02.908 E;

2

south‑westerly along the geodesic to 11° 36.074 S, 144° 02.411 E;

3

north‑westerly along the geodesic to 11° 35.452 S, 144° 01.610 E;

4

north‑easterly along the geodesic to the point of commencement

Table 52 Part 4   Areas described by reference to the Zoning Plan

                   The areas described in Part 5 of Schedule 1 to the Zoning Plan as follows:

 

Item

Location

Zone No

1

Australian Institute of Marine Science

SR‑19‑2008

2

One Tree Island Reef (23‑055)

SR‑23‑2010

53  Restricted Access SMAs—special management provision

                   Subject to Part 5 (Additional purposes for use or entry) of the Zoning Plan and regulations 54 to 56, and despite Part 2 of the Zoning Plan, a Restricted Access SMA must not be used or entered without the written permission of the Authority.

54  Raine Island Reef, Moulter Cay Reef and MacLennan Cay Reef Restricted Access SMAs—exceptions to special management provision

                   The Raine Island Reef (11‑243) Restricted Access SMA, the Moulter Cay Reef (11‑030) Restricted Access SMA, or the MacLennan Cay Reef (11‑070) Restricted Access SMA may be entered to navigate a vessel (except a ship, or a managed vessel or aircraft) for access to areas that form part of Queensland:

                     (a)  if any equipment normally used for fishing or collecting is stowed or secured; and

                     (b)  access is in accordance with all relevant laws of Queensland as in force from time to time.

55  Australian Institute of Marine Science Restricted Access SMA—exceptions to special management provision

                   The Australian Institute of Marine Science, or a person acting with its approval, may enter the Australian Institute of Marine Science Restricted Access SMA for the purpose of an activity associated with the operation of the research station, being an activity:

                     (a)  for which permission would not, but for regulation 53, be required under Part 2 of the Zoning Plan; or

                     (b)  for which the Institute already holds the written permission of the Authority.

56  One Tree Island Reef Restricted Access SMA—exceptions to special management provision

                   The University of Sydney, or a person acting with its written approval, may enter the One Tree Island Reef (23‑055) Restricted Access SMA for the purpose of an activity associated with the operation of the research station, being an activity:

                     (a)  for which permission would not, but for regulation 53, be required under Part 2 of the Zoning Plan; or

                     (b)  for which the University already holds the written permission of the Authority.

57  Public Appreciation SMAs—declaration

             (1)  The area described in each of Parts 1 to 8A of Table 57 is declared to be a Public Appreciation SMA having the name set out in the Part heading.

             (2)  Each location mentioned in Part 9 of Table 57 is declared to be a Public Appreciation SMA having as its name the name of the Location followed by the words ‘Public Appreciation SMA’.

Table 57          Public Appreciation SMAs

Table 57 Part 1   Fitzroy Island Reef (CP‑16‑4039) Public Appreciation SMA

                   The area bounded by a notional line commencing at 16° 54.601′ S, 145° 59.760′ E then running progressively:

 

1

east along the parallel to its intersection with the meridian 146° 00.443′ E;

2

southerly along the geodesic to the intersection of the island coastline at mean low water and longitude 146° 00.444′ E (at or about 16° 55.291′ S, 146° 00.444′ E);

3

along the island coastline at mean low water to its intersection with the parallel 16° 55.398′ S (at or about 16° 55.398′ S, 146° 00.390′ E);

4

south‑westerly along the geodesic to the intersection of the island coastline at mean low water and the parallel 16° 55.455′ S (at or about 16° 55.455′ S, 146° 00.352′ E);

5

along the island coastline at mean low water to its intersection with the meridian 145° 59.309′ E (at or about 16° 56.629′ S, 145° 59.309′ E);

6

south‑westerly along the geodesic to 16° 57.000′ S, 145° 59.124′ E;

7

northerly along the geodesic to 16° 55.740′ S, 145° 58.620′ E;

8

north‑easterly along the geodesic to the point of commencement

Table 57 Part 2   Dunk Island Reef (CP‑17‑4045) Public Appreciation SMA

                   The area bounded by a notional line commencing at 17° 55.323′ S, 146° 08.697′ E then running progressively:

 

1

easterly along the geodesic to 17° 55.444′ S, 146° 09.338′ E;

2

south‑easterly along the geodesic to 17° 56.887′ S, 146° 10.904′ E;

3

southerly along the geodesic to 17° 58.236′ S, 146° 11.037′ E;

4

south‑westerly along the geodesic to 17° 58.509′ S, 146° 10.732′ E;

5

north‑westerly along the geodesic to 17° 58.285′ S, 146° 10.236′ E;

6

north‑westerly along the geodesic to 17° 57.530′ S, 146° 09.033′ E;

7

north‑westerly along the geodesic to 17° 56.175′ S, 146° 07.767′ E;

8

north‑easterly along the geodesic to the point of commencement

Table 57 Part 3   Bedarra Island Reef (CP‑17‑4045) Public Appreciation SMA

                   The area bounded by a notional line commencing at 17° 59.567′ S, 146° 08.798′ E then running progressively:

 

1

east along the parallel to its intersection with longitude 146° 09.339′ E;

2

southerly along the geodesic to 18° 00.221′ S, 146° 09.606′ E;

3

southerly along the geodesic to 18° 00.856′ S, 146° 09.598′ E;

4

westerly along the geodesic to 18° 00.848′ S, 146° 08.925′ E;

5

north‑westerly along the geodesic to 18° 00.613′ S, 146° 08.484′ E;

6

north‑westerly along the geodesic to 18° 00.334′ S, 146° 08.221′ E;

7

northerly along the geodesic to 17° 59.916′ S, 146° 08.310′ E;

8

north‑easterly along the geodesic to the point of commencement

Table 57 Part 4   Whitsundays Public Appreciation SMA

                   The area bounded by a notional line commencing at 20° 02.086′ S, 148° 52.803′ E then running progressively:

 

1

easterly along the geodesic to 20° 02.088′ S, 148° 54.194′ E;

2

easterly along the geodesic to 20° 04.327′ S, 149° 03.672′ E;

3

southerly along the geodesic to 20° 14.281′ S, 149° 03.666′ E;

4

easterly along the geodesic to 20° 14.283′ S, 149° 07.992′ E;

5

southerly along the geodesic to 20° 17.511′ S, 149° 08.004′ E;

6

south‑westerly along the geodesic to 20° 23.280′ S, 149° 02.281′ E;

7

southerly along the geodesic to the intersection of the island coastline at mean low water and the parallel 20° 25.854′ S (at or about 20° 25.854′ S, 149° 02.339′ E);

8

along the island coastline at mean low water to its intersection with the parallel 20° 26.268′ S (at or about 20° 26.268′ S, 149° 03.311′ E);

9

easterly along the geodesic to 20° 26.267′ S, 149° 04.232′ E;

10

south along the meridian to its intersection with latitude 20° 27.668′ S;

11

south‑westerly along the geodesic to 20° 29.633′ S, 149° 00.095′ E;

12

westerly along the geodesic to the intersection of the mainland coastline at mean low water and the parallel 20° 28.714′ S (at or about 20° 28.714′ S, 148° 54.696′ E);

13

along the mainland coastline at mean low water to its intersection with the parallel 20° 14.139′ S (at or about 20° 14.139′ S, 148° 46.134′ E);

14

north‑westerly along the geodesic to 20° 07.140′ S, 148° 42.124′ E;

15

northerly along the geodesic to 20° 06.361′ S, 148° 42.120′ E;

16

north‑easterly along the geodesic to 20° 05.760′ S, 148° 42.904′ E;

17

east along the parallel to its intersection with longitude 148° 43.743′ E;

18

easterly along the geodesic to the point of commencement

Table 57 Part 5   Brampton Island—West (CP‑20‑4091) Public Appreciation SMA

                   The area bounded by a notional line commencing at 20° 47.388′ S, 149° 15.681′ E then running progressively:

 

1

east along the parallel to its intersection with longitude 149° 16.179′ E;

2

south along the meridian to its intersection with the island coastline at mean low water (at or about 20° 48.025′ S, 149° 16.179′ E);

3

along the island coastline at mean low water to its intersection with the meridian 149° 15.681′ E (at or about 20° 48.052′ S, 149° 15.681′ E);

4

north along the meridian to the point of commencement

Table 57 Part 6   Brampton Island—East (CP‑20‑4091) Public Appreciation SMA

                   The area bounded by a notional line commencing at the intersection of the island coastline at mean low water and the meridian 149° 18.007′ E (at or about 20° 48.284′ S, 149° 18.007′ E) then running progressively:

 

1

south‑westerly along the geodesic to the intersection of the island coastline at mean low water and the parallel 20° 48.872′ S (at or about 20° 48.872′ S, 149° 17.520′ E);

2

along the island coastline at mean low water to its intersection with the parallel 20° 48.390′ S (at or about 20° 48.390′ S, 149° 17.058′ E);

3

north‑easterly along the geodesic to the intersection of the island coastline at mean low water and the meridian 149° 17.267′ E (at or about 20° 48.180′ S, 149° 17.267′ E);

4

along the island coastline at mean low water to the point of commencement

Table 57 Part 7   Heron Reef (CP‑23‑4104) Public Appreciation SMA

                   The area bounded by a notional line commencing at 23° 25.062′ S, 151° 57.184′ E then running progressively:

 

1

east along the parallel to its intersection with longitude 152° 00.745′ E;

2

south along the meridian to its intersection with latitude 23° 28.678′ S;

3

west along the parallel to its intersection with longitude 151° 57.184′ E;

4

north along the meridian to the point of commencement

Table 57 Part 8   Wistari Reef (CP‑23‑4106) Public Appreciation SMA

                   The area bounded by a notional line commencing at 23° 25.800′ S, 151° 53.100′ E then running progressively:

 

1

south along the meridian to its intersection with latitude 23° 30.000′ S;

2

west along the parallel to its intersection with longitude 151° 49.287′ E;

3

north along the meridian to its intersection with latitude 23° 27.345′ S;

4

easterly along the geodesic to the point of commencement

Table 57 Part 8A   Cape Upstart (CP‑19‑4064) Public Appreciation SMA

                   The area bounded by a line commencing at 19° 42.403′ S, 147° 44.344′ E then running progressively:

 

1

east along the parallel to its intersection with the mainland coastline at mean low water (at or about 19° 42.403′ S, 147° 45.155′ E);

2

along the mainland coastline at mean low water to its intersection with the parallel 19° 49.578′ S (at or about 19° 49.578′ S, 147° 46.321′ E);

3

west along the parallel to its intersection with longitude 147° 44.344′ E;

4

north along the meridian to its intersection with latitude 19° 45.099′ S;

5

north along the meridian to the point of commencement.

Table 57 Part 9   Areas described by reference to the Zoning Plan

                   The areas described in Part 3 of Schedule 1 to the Zoning Plan as follows:

 

Item

Location

Zone No

1

Yonge Reef (14‑138)—lee side

CP‑14‑4017

2

Lizard Island Reef (14‑116b): Mermaid Bay to Pigeon Point

CP‑14‑4018

3

North Opal Reef (16‑025)

CP‑16‑4029

4

Flynn Reef (16‑065)

CP‑16‑4035

5

Thetford Reef (16‑068)

CP‑16‑4036

6

Orpheus Island Reef south‑west (18‑049b)

CP‑18‑4053

7

Davies Reef (18‑096)

CP‑18‑4056

9

North Keppel Island—Considine Bay

CP‑23‑4101

10

Great Keppel Island—western side

CP‑23‑4102

58  Public Appreciation SMAs (other than Whitsundays Public Appreciation SMA)—special management provisions

             (1)  Subject to Part 5 (Additional purposes for use or entry) of the Zoning Plan, a Public Appreciation SMA (other than the Whitsundays Public Appreciation SMA) must not be used or entered for any of the following purposes:

                     (a)  limited spearfishing;

                     (b)  the conduct of a harvest fishery;

                     (c)  subject to subregulation (2), aquaculture operations.

             (2)  Paragraph (1)(c) does not apply to the Fitzroy Island Reef (CP‑16‑4039) Public Appreciation SMA.

59  Whitsundays Public Appreciation SMA—special management provisions

                   Subject to Part 5 (Additional purposes for use or entry) of the Zoning Plan, a part of the Whitsundays Public Appreciation SMA that is in the Conservation Park Zone must not be used or entered for any of the following purposes:

                     (a)  limited spearfishing;

                     (b)  the conduct of a harvest fishery;

                     (c)  aquaculture operations.

60  No Dories Detached (Marine National Park Zone) SMAs—declaration

                   Each location mentioned or referred to in Part 6 (Marine National Park Zone) of Schedule 1 to the Zoning Plan is declared to be a No Dories Detached (Marine National Park Zone) SMA having as its name the name of the Location followed by the words ‘No Dories Detached (Marine National Park Zone) SMA’.

61  No Dories Detached (Marine National Park Zone) SMAs—special management provisions

             (1)  Subject to the exceptions in subregulation (2), a dory must be physically attached to its primary commercial fishing vessel at all times.

             (2)  The exceptions are the following:

                     (a)  that the relevant dory was engaged in the rescue or attempted rescue of an endangered person;

                     (b)  that the relevant dory was providing assistance to an endangered aircraft, vessel or structure to prevent or mitigate damage to the environment or to the aircraft, vessel or structure;

                     (c)  that the relevant dory was conveying a person on a direct journey from land to its primary commercial fishing vessel (the primary vessel), or from the primary vessel to land, and throughout the journey the primary vessel remained within 1 nautical mile of both the dory and the land (not including any coral reefs);

                     (d)  that at the relevant time the relevant dory was in the area described in Part 6 of Schedule 1 to the Zoning Plan as MNP‑13‑1015 (Night Island) and stayed within 500 metres of a fishing industry service vessel for which a permission is in force.

62  One Dory Detached (Conservation Park Zone) SMAs—declaration

                   Each location mentioned or referred to in Part 3 (Conservation Park Zone) of Schedule 1 to the Zoning Plan is declared to be a One Dory Detached (Conservation Park Zone) SMA having as its name the name of the Location followed by the words ‘One Dory Detached (Conservation Park Zone) SMA’.

63  One Dory Detached (Conservation Park Zone) SMAs—special management provision

                   No more than 1 dory is to be detached from its primary commercial fishing vessel at any time.

64  One Dory Detached (Buffer Zone) SMAs—declaration

                   Each location mentioned or referred to in Part 4 (Buffer Zone) of Schedule 1 to the Zoning Plan (except for the areas described in Parts 1 and 2 of Table 50—that is, areas that are No Dories Detached (Offshore Ribbon Reefs) SMAs) is declared to be a One Dory Detached (Buffer Zone) SMA having as its name the name of the Location followed by the words ‘One Dory Detached (Buffer Zone) SMA’.

65  One Dory Detached (Buffer Zone) SMA—special management provisions

             (1)  Subject to subregulation (2), no more than 1 dory is to be detached from its primary commercial fishing vessel at any time.

             (2)  Subregulation (1) applies to the areas described in Parts 1 to 4 of Table 48 (Seasonal Closure (Offshore Ribbon Reefs) SMA) only during September, October, November and December in a year.

65A  Natural Resources Conservation SMA—declaration

                   The area described in Table 65A is declared to be the Natural Resources Conservation (Mermaid Cove, Lizard Island) SMA.

Table 65A

Natural Resources Conservation (Mermaid Cove, Lizard Island) SMA

                   The area bounded by a notional line commencing at the intersection of the Lizard Island coastline at mean low water and the meridian 145° 27.060′ E (at or about 14° 38.813′ S, 145° 27.060′ E) then running progressively:

 

1

north along the meridian to the intersection of the geodesic 14° 38.375′ S (at or about 14° 38.375′ S, 145° 27.060′ E);

2

easterly along the geodesic to the intersection of the meridian 145°27.272′ E (at or about 14° 38.375′ S, 145° 27.272′ E);

3

south along the meridian to the intersection of the Lizard Island coastline at mean low water (at or about 14° 38.770′ S, 145°27.272′ E);

4

westerly along the Lizard Island coastline at mean low water to the point of commencement.

65B  Natural Resources Conservation SMA—special management provision

             (1)  Subject to subregulation (2), a person must not fish or collect within the area described in Table 65A.

             (2)  Subregulation (1) does not apply to:

                     (a)  a person trolling or bait netting for pelagic species; or

                     (b)  limited impact research (extractive); or

                     (c)  research that is conducted in accordance with a permission.

66  Maritime Cultural Heritage Protection SMA—declaration

                   An area described in Part 1 or 2 of Table 66 is declared to be a Maritime Cultural Heritage Protection SMA having the name set out in the Part heading.

Table 66          Maritime Cultural Heritage Protection SMA

Table 66, Part 1 Catalina A24‑25 Maritime Cultural Heritage Protection SMA

                   The area bounded by a notional line commencing at 17°12.825′S, 146°12.134′E then running progressively:

 

1

east along the parallel to 17°12.825′S, 146°12.704′E;

2

south along the meridian to 17°13.395′S, 146°12.704′E;

3

west along the parallel to 17°13.395′S, 146°12.134′E;

4

north along the meridian to the point of commencement.

Table 66, Part 2 Catalina A24‑24 Maritime Cultural Heritage Protection SMA

                   The area bounded by a notional line commencing at 19°49.988′S, 148°18.734′E then running progressively:

 

1

east along the parallel to 19°49.988′S, 148°19.304′E;

2

south along the meridian to 19°50.558′S, 148°19.304′E;

3

west along the parallel to 19°50.558′S, 148°18.734′E;

4

north along the meridian to the point of commencement.

66A  Maritime Cultural Heritage Protection SMAs—special management provisions

             (1)  In this regulation:

fishing or collecting has the meaning given by the Zoning Plan.

wreck has the meaning given by the Zoning Plan.

             (2)  A person must not:

                     (a)  enter a wreck; or

                     (b)  approach within 100 metres of a wreck (other than in a non‑submersible vessel or aircraft);

in a Maritime Cultural Heritage Protection SMA without the written permission of the Authority.

             (3)  A person must not, without the written permission of the Authority, operate a vessel in a Maritime Cultural Heritage Protection SMA, other than for the purpose of transiting the SMA.

             (4)  A person must not anchor or attempt to anchor a vessel, or deploy the vessel’s anchoring equipment, in a Maritime Cultural Heritage Protection SMA without the written permission of the Authority.

             (5)  A person must not undertake fishing or collecting in a Maritime Cultural Heritage Protection SMA.

Note:          See sections 38BA and 38BB of the Act for, respectively, an offence and a civil penalty provision that apply to a person who engages in conduct that contravenes this regulation.

67  Emergency Special Management Areas

             (1)  For subsection 4.2.1(2) of the Zoning Plan, the circumstances in which the Authority may designate an Emergency Special Management Area are that the designation is required for 1 or more of the following purposes:

                     (a)  conservation of 1 or more species;

                     (b)  conservation of natural resources;

                     (c)  protection of cultural or heritage values;

                     (d)  public safety;

                     (e)  emergency situations requiring immediate management action.

             (2)  The designation may be of a part or parts of a zone, or of more than 1 zone.

             (3)  The designation:

                     (a)  must specify the area to be designated; and

                     (b)  must state the special management provisions that will apply to the area; and

                     (c)  must state the period during which those provisions will apply to the area.

             (4)  The Authority must, as soon as practicable, publish a notice of the designation in 1 or more of the following ways:

                     (a)  in a newspaper that circulates generally in Queensland;

                     (b)  in a local newspaper that circulates in the part of Queensland adjacent to the part of the Marine Park that is designated;

                     (c)  on the Authority’s website.

             (5)  A notice referred to in subregulation (4) must also state that it is an offence to fail to comply with the special management provisions that apply to the area.

             (6)  The designation commences from the date it is registered on the Federal Register of Legislation, or a later date specified in it.

Note:          A designation is a legislative instrument. All legislative instruments are registered on the Federal Register of Legislation.

             (7)  The designation ceases to have effect 120 days after it commences unless extended in accordance with subregulation 68(2).

68  Extension and revocation of designation

             (1)  The Authority may at any time, by notice published in the Gazette, revoke a designation under regulation 67.

             (2)  Before the designation expires, the Authority may, by notice in the Gazette, extend the designation for a further period mentioned in the notice, being a period of not more than 60 days.

69  Entry to zones for purpose of taking certain protected species

                   For paragraph 5.3(c) of the Zoning Plan:

                     (a)  the following purpose is prescribed, that is, the taking of an animal of the species Solegnathus hardwickii, S. dunckeri or Sphyrna lewini; and

                     (b)  the following limitation is prescribed, that is, that the taking must be in accordance with Queensland fisheries legislation.

Note:          The first 2 species mentioned are pipefish, of the family Syngnathidae. All species of that family are otherwise protected—see regulation 29.

72  Contravening directions

             (1)  If a person notifies the Authority in accordance with section 38BC of the Act that the person proposes to engage in conduct in the zone (including using or entering the zone), the Authority may give to the person a direction in respect of the person’s conduct in the zone (including the person’s use of, or entry to, the zone).

             (2)  The direction may be any direction that is reasonably necessary for the protection or preservation of the Marine Park or property or things in the Marine Park, but must not require the person to remove a structure, landing area, farming facility, vessel, aircraft or other thing that is in the Marine Park.

             (3)  A direction given under subregulation (1) is declared to be a direction to which section 38DC of the Act applies.

73  Commercial activities on Low Island

             (1)  A person must not carry on a business on Low Island except a business that involves:

                     (a)  selling materials or services of an educational nature that relate to the Marine Park; or

                     (b)  providing guided tours of the island.

Penalty:  50 penalty units.

             (2)  An offence against this regulation is an offence of strict liability.

Division 2.2AFishing and related offences

73A  Definitions for Division

                   In this Division:

Buffer Zone means the zone described in the Zoning Plan as the Buffer Zone.

Conservation Park Zone means the zone described in the Zoning Plan as the Conservation Park Zone.

Marine National Park Zone means the zone described in the Zoning Plan as the Marine National Park Zone.

73B  Conservation Park Zone—fishing offence

             (1)  A person commits an offence if:

                     (a)  the person fishes in the Conservation Park Zone; and

                     (b)  the person uses more than:

                              (i)  1 hand‑held rod or handline; and

                             (ii)  1 hook attached to that line; and

                     (c)  the person does not hold a permission authorising the fishing.

Penalty:  50 penalty units.

             (2)  An offence against subregulation (1) is an offence of strict liability.

Note:          Section 2.4.3 of the Zoning Plan allows the Conservation Park Zone to be used, without the written permission of the Authority, for particular kinds of fishing, including limited line fishing.

             (3)  In this regulation:

fish has the same meaning as fishing or collecting has in the Zoning Plan.

hook has the same meaning as it has in the Zoning Plan.

Note:          For the definition of hook for the Zoning Plan, see regulation 17.

73BA  Marine National Park Zone—fishing offence

             (1)  A person commits an offence if:

                     (a)  the person fishes in the Marine National Park Zone; and

                     (b)  the fishing is not for a purpose set out in section 2.7.3 of the Zoning Plan; and

                     (c)  the person does not hold a permission authorising the fishing.

Penalty:  50 penalty units.

Note:          Section 2.7.3 of the Zoning Plan allows the Marine National Park Zone to be used, without the written permission of the Authority, for particular purposes, including activities otherwise permitted by the section or in accordance with an accredited traditional use of marine resources agreement and any requirements relating to the operation of that agreement prescribed in the Regulations.

             (2)  An offence against subregulation (1) is an offence of strict liability.

             (3)  In this regulation:

fish has the same meaning as fishing or collecting has in the Zoning Plan.

73C  Dories in non‑fishing areas

             (1)  The master of a primary commercial fishing vessel in association with which a dory is licensed or used commits an offence if the master does not have the dory under tow by, or otherwise attached to, the primary vessel when the dory is in a non‑fishing area of the Marine Park.

Penalty:  50 penalty units.

             (2)  A person who holds a licence or other permission (however described) in force under a Commonwealth, State or Territory law permitting a primary commercial fishing vessel to be used to take fish commits an offence if a dory that is licensed or used in association with the primary vessel is not under tow by, or otherwise attached to, the primary vessel when the dory is in a non‑fishing area of the Marine Park.

Penalty:  50 penalty units.

             (3)  A person commits an offence if:

                     (a)  the person is in, or on, a dory that is in a non‑fishing area of the Marine Park; and

                     (b)  the dory is not under tow by, or otherwise attached to, the primary commercial fishing vessel in association with which the dory is licensed or used.

Penalty:  50 penalty units.

             (4)  An offence against subregulation (1), (2) or (3) is an offence of strict liability.

Note:          For defences to a prosecution under subregulation (1), (2) or (3), see regulation 73D.

             (5)  In this regulation:

non‑fishing area of the Marine Park means:

                     (a)  a zone described in the Zoning Plan as:

                              (i)  the Marine National Park Zone; or

                             (ii)  the Scientific Research Zone; or

                            (iii)  the Preservation Zone; or

                     (b)  any other area of the Marine Park where the taking of fish is not permitted.

take, in relation to fish, includes:

                     (a)  catch, capture, gather or obtain fish by any means; or

                     (b)  engage in conduct, or an operation, that results in the death of fish.

73D  Defences to prosecutions under regulation 73C

             (1)  It is a defence to a prosecution under subregulation 73C(1), (2) or (3) if, throughout the period during which the dory was detached from the primary commercial fishing vessel while the dory was in a non‑fishing area of the Marine Park, the dory:

                     (a)  was in the area described in Part 6 of Schedule 1 to the Zoning Plan as MNP‑13‑1015 (Night Island); and

                     (b)  stayed within 500 metres of a fishing industry service vessel for which a permission is in force.

             (2)  Also, it is a defence to a prosecution under subregulation 73C(1), (2) or (3) if, throughout the period during which the dory was detached from the primary commercial fishing vessel while the dory was in a non‑fishing area of the Marine Park:

                     (a)  the dory was engaged in:

                              (i)  the rescue, or attempted rescue, of an endangered person; or

                             (ii)  the provision of assistance to an endangered aircraft, vessel or other structure to prevent or mitigate the occurrence of damage to the environment or to the aircraft, vessel or structure; and

                     (b)  any equipment on the dory normally used for fishing or collecting was stowed or secured.

             (3)  In addition, it is a defence to a prosecution under subregulation 73C(1), (2) or (3) if, throughout the period during which the dory was detached from the primary commercial fishing vessel while the dory was in a non‑fishing area of the Marine Park:

                     (a)  the dory was engaged in the conveyance of a person on a direct journey from land to the primary vessel, or from the primary vessel to land; and

                     (b)  at all times during the period of the conveyance, the primary vessel remained within 1 nautical mile of both the dory and the land (not including any coral reefs); and

                     (c)  any equipment on the dory normally used for fishing or collecting was stowed or secured.

Note:          A defendant bears an evidential burden in relation to a matter mentioned in subregulation (1), (2) or (3) (see subsection 13.3(3) of the Criminal Code).

             (4)  In this regulation:

non‑fishing area of the Marine Park has the same meaning as in regulation 73C.

73E  Dories in Buffer Zone—offence by master of vessel

             (1)  The master of a primary commercial fishing vessel commits an offence if:

                     (a)  2 or more dories are licensed, or used, in association with the primary vessel; and

                     (b)  at a particular time:

                              (i)  2 or more of those dories are in the Buffer Zone; and

                             (ii)  more than 1 of those dories is detached from the primary vessel.

Penalty:  50 penalty units.

             (2)  An offence against subregulation (1) is an offence of strict liability.

73F  Dories in Buffer Zone—offence by licence holder of vessel

             (1)  A person who holds a licence or other permission (however described) in force under a Commonwealth, State or Territory law permitting a primary commercial fishing vessel to be used to take fish commits an offence if:

                     (a)  2 or more dories are licensed, or used, in association with the primary vessel; and

                     (b)  at a particular time:

                              (i)  2 or more of those dories are in the Buffer Zone; and

                             (ii)  more than 1 of those dories is detached from the primary vessel.

Penalty:  50 penalty units.

             (2)  An offence against subregulation (1) is an offence of strict liability.

73G  Dories in Buffer Zone—offence by person on a dory

                   A person commits an offence if:

                     (a)  2 or more dories are licensed, or used, in association with a primary commercial fishing vessel; and

                     (b)  at a particular time:

                              (i)  2 or more of those dories are in the Buffer Zone; and

                             (ii)  more than 1 of those dories is detached from the primary vessel; and

                            (iii)  the person is in, or on, 1 of the dories that is detached from the primary vessel; and

                            (iv)  the person is reckless as to the fact that the person is in, or on, a dory in the circumstances mentioned in this regulation.

Penalty:  50 penalty units.

73H  Dories in Conservation Park Zone—offence by master of vessel

             (1)  The master of a primary commercial fishing vessel commits an offence if:

                     (a)  2 or more dories are licensed, or used, in association with the primary vessel; and

                     (b)  at a particular time:

                              (i)  2 or more of those dories are in the Conservation Park Zone; and

                             (ii)  more than 1 of those dories is detached from the primary vessel.

Penalty:  50 penalty units.

             (2)  An offence against subregulation (1) is an offence of strict liability.

73I  Dories in Conservation Park Zone—offence by licence holder of vessel

             (1)  A person who holds a licence or other permission (however described) in force under a Commonwealth, State or Territory law permitting a primary commercial fishing vessel to be used to take fish commits an offence if:

                     (a)  2 or more dories are licensed, or used, in association with the primary vessel; and

                     (b)  at a particular time:

                              (i)  2 or more of those dories are in the Conservation Park Zone; and

                             (ii)  more than 1 of those dories is detached from the primary vessel.

Penalty:  50 penalty units.

             (2)  An offence against subregulation (1) is an offence of strict liability.

73J  Dories in Conservation Park Zone—offence by person on a dory

                   A person commits an offence if:

                     (a)  2 or more dories are licensed, or used, in association with a primary commercial fishing vessel; and

                     (b)  at a particular time:

                              (i)  2 or more of those dories are in the Conservation Park Zone; and

                             (ii)  more than 1 of those dories is detached from the primary vessel; and

                            (iii)  the person is in, or on, 1 of the dories that is detached from the primary vessel; and

                            (iv)  the person is reckless as to the fact that the person is in, or on, a dory in the circumstances mentioned in this regulation.

Penalty:  50 penalty units.

Division 2.4Authorisations relating to Hinchinbrook Planning Area

78B  Definitions

                   In this Division:

existing permission has the same meaning as in the Plan of Management.

Plan of Management means the Hinchinbrook Plan of Management 2004.

planning area means the Hinchinbrook Planning Area.

79  What this Division does

                   This Division provides for authorisations to do something in the planning area that was permitted by an existing permission in force immediately before 15 April 2004, but is not permitted by the Plan of Management.

Note:          15 April 2004 is the date on which Part 2 of the Plan of Management commenced.

80  Application for authorisation

             (1)  The holder of an existing permission may apply to the Authority for an authorisation to do a thing in the planning area if:

                     (a)  but for clause 2.5, 2.6, 2.9 or 2.18 of the Plan of Management, the existing permission would authorise the holder to do the thing in the area; and

                     (b)  the existing permission authorises the holder to do the thing in the area on more than 50 days in each year.

             (2)  Only the holder of an existing permission is entitled to apply for an authorisation.

             (3)  An application for an authorisation must be in writing and set out:

                     (a)  the name and address of the applicant; and

                     (b)  the details of the permission to which the authorisation is to be attached; and

                     (c)  details of the activity, including its location.

81  Asking for more information about an application