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This instrument determines the total allowable commercial catch (TACC), and the amounts and percentages for each quota species in relation to undercatch and overcatch for each of the 2019 and 2020 fishing seasons..
Administered by: Agriculture, Water and the Environment
Registered 08 Nov 2018
Tabling HistoryDate
Tabled Senate12-Nov-2018
Tabled HR26-Nov-2018
Date of repeal 01 Jan 2021
Repealed by Self Repealing

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Eastern Tuna and Billfish Fishery (Total Allowable Commercial Catch) (Undercatch and Overcatch) Determination 2018

The Australian Fisheries Management Authority makes the following determination in accordance with a decision made by the Commissioners under section 23 of the Fisheries Administration Act 1991.

Dated   7 November 2018

Andrew Pearson

Executive Secretary
for and on behalf of the Australian Fisheries Management Authority

 

 

 

 


1  Name

                   This instrument is the Eastern Tuna and Billfish Fishery (Total Allowable Commercial Catch) (Undercatch and Overcatch) Determination 2018.

2  Commencement

                   This instrument commences on the day after it is registered on the Federal Register of Legislation.

Revocation

                   This instrument is repealed on 1 January 2021. 

4  Authority

                   This instrument is made pursuant to paragraph 17(6)(aa) of the Fisheries Management Act 1991 under the Eastern Tuna and Billfish Fishery Management Plan 2010.

5  Definitions

A term used in this instrument that is defined for the purposes of the Plan has the same meaning in this instrument as it has in the Plan.

Note:          Terms defined in the Fisheries Management Act 1991 have the same meaning in this instrument. 

Total Allowable Commercial Catch

             (1)  This section applies to the fishing seasons:

                     (a)  commencing on 1 January 2019 and ending on 31 December 2019; and

                     (b)  commencing on 1 January 2020 and ending on 31 December 2020. 

             (2)  For the purpose of subsection 3.2(1) of the Plan, total allowable commercial catch (the TACC) for each quota species is:

                     (a)  2,500 tonnes whole weight for Albacore tuna; and

                     (b)  1,056 tonnes whole weight for Bigeye tuna; and

                     (c)  1,250 tonnes whole weight for Broadbill swordfish; and

                     (d)  351 tonnes whole weight for Striped marlin; and

                     (e)  2,400 tonnes whole weight for Yellowfin tuna. 

Overcatch and undercatch

             (1)  This section applies to the fishing seasons:

                     (a)  commencing on 1 January 2019 and ending on 31 December 2019; and

                     (b)  commencing on 1 January 2020 and ending on 31 December 2020. 

 

 

             (2)  For a species of fish specified in an item in column 1 of the table, then:

                     (a)  for the purpose of section 4.5 of the Plan, the determined percentage of overcatch is determined by column 2 of the table; and

                     (b)  for the purpose of section 4.5 of the Plan, the determined weight of overcatch is determined by column 3 of the table; and

                     (c)  for the purpose of subsection 4.6(3) of the Plan, the determined percentage of undercatch is determined by column 4 of the table. 

 

Item

Column 1

Species

Column 2

Determined percentage (overcatch)

Column 3

Determined weight (overcatch)

Column 4

Determined percentage (undercatch)

1

Albacore tuna

10%

2 tonnes

10%

2

Bigeye tuna

10%

2 tonnes

10%

3

Broadbill swordfish

10%

2 tonnes

10%

4

Striped marlin

10%

2 tonnes

10%

5

Yellowfin tuna

10%

2 tonnes

10%