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This determination relates to the stowing and securing of fishing gear during transit through marine parks listed in the Schedule to this determination, where commercial fishing operations or a particular gear type is not authorised.
Administered by: Environment and Energy
General Comments: This instrument revokes the South East Commonwealth Marine Reserves Network - Determination of Required Fishing Practices - Stowing and Securing Fishing Gear During Transit Through Unapproved Areas, published in the Gazette (C2013G01085) on 16 July 2013.
Registered 12 Feb 2018

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Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Regulations 2000

Sub-regulation 12.34(3)

SOUTH-EAST NETWORK OF MARINE PARKS

DETERMINATION OF REQUIRED FISHING PRACTICES

STOWING AND SECURING FISHING GEAR DURING TRANSIT THROUGH UNAPPROVED AREAS

I, DR ANDREW READ, Acting Assistant Secretary, Marine Protected Areas Branch, Parks Australia Division, Department of the Environment and Energy, delegate of the power of the Director of National Parks under sub-regulation 12.34(3) of the Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Regulations 2000 and, in accordance with Sections 5.5.7, 5.5.8 and 5.5.10 of the South-east Commonwealth Marine Reserve Network Management Plan, HEREBY DETERMINE that for each of the Marine Parks in the Network, being the marine parks listed in the Schedule to this determination, the following practices in commercial fishing are to be followed:

1.    Transit by a fishing vessel with fishing gear through network management zones in which commercial fishing operations are not authorised in accordance with the Management Plan must be with all fishing gear stowed and secured.

 

2.    Transit by a fishing vessel with fishing gear through network management zones in which use of a particular gear type is not authorised in accordance with the Management Plan must be with the gear type stowed and secured.

 

AND I HEREBY REVOKE the previous determination relating to stowing and securing of fishing gear during transit through unapproved areas, notified in the Gazette (C2013G01085) and published on 16 July 2013.

In this determination:

network management zone means a network management zone prescribed by the South-east Commonwealth Marine Reserve Network Management Plan;

stowed and secured means all fishing equipment, including nets and lines, are on-board the vessel, and not in contact with the water; and

transit means the en route passage of a vessel through a marine park, whereby the transit is in a straight direction as fast as reasonably practical and the vessel does not stop for any reason other than in response to an emergency or to undertake an activity authorised by or under the South-east Commonwealth Marine Reserve Network Management Plan.

 

 

Dated this 2nd day of February 2018

 

 

 

 

Dr Andrew Read

A/g Assistant Secretary

Marine Protected Areas Branch

Parks Australia Division

Department of the Environment and Energy

 

 


 

SCHEDULE

SOUTH-EAST NETWORK OF MARINE PARKS

Apollo Marine Park

Beagle Marine Park

Boags Marine Park

East Gippsland Marine Park

Flinders Marine Park

Franklin Marine Park

Freycinet Marine Park

Huon Marine Park

Macquarie Island Marine Park

Murray Marine Park

Nelson Marine Park

South Tasman Rise Marine Park

Tasman Fracture Marine Park

Zeehan Marine Park