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This instrument determines the total allowable catch for target species and catch limits for other species in the Heard Island and McDonald Islands Fishery for the 2019/2020 fishing season. The target species are Patagonian toothfish and Mackerel icefish.
Administered by: Agriculture
Registered 25 Nov 2019
Tabling HistoryDate
Tabled HR26-Nov-2019
Tabled Senate27-Nov-2019
To be repealed 01 Dec 2020
Repealed by Self Repealing

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Heard Island and McDonald Islands Fishery (Total Allowable Catch) Determination 2019

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   22 November 2019     

Andrew Pearson

Executive Secretary

for and on behalf of the Australian Fisheries Management Authority

 

 

 


1  Name

This instrument may be cited as the Heard Island and McDonald Islands Fishery (Total Allowable Catch) Determination 2019.

2  Commencement

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

3  Revocation

This instrument is revoked on 1 December 2020. 

4  Authority

This instrument is made pursuant to paragraph 17(6)(aa) of the Fisheries Management Act 1991 under section 11 of the Heard Island and McDonald Islands Fishery Management Plan 2002.

5  Definitions

A term used in this instrument that is defined for the purposes of the Heard Island and McDonald Islands Fishery Management Plan 2002 (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 meanings in this instrument. 

6  Determination of total allowable catch

             (1)  The total allowable catch for target species and catch limits for other species in the Heard Island and McDonald Islands Fishery for the 2019/2020 fishing year commencing on 1 December 2019 and ending on 30 November 2020 are determined in accordance with this section. 

             (2)  For the purpose of subsection 11(1) of the Plan, the total allowable catch for target species is determined to be:

                     (a)  3,030 tonnes for Patagonian toothfish; and

                     (b)  527 tonnes for Mackerel icefish. 

             (3)  For the purpose of subsection 11(2) of the Plan, the total allowable catch for other species is determined to be:

                     (a)  409 tonnes combined for Macrourus caml and Macrourus whitsoni; and

                     (b)  360 tonnes combined for Macrourus halotrachys and Macrourus carinatus; and

                     (c)  1,663 tonnes for Unicorn icefish (Channichthys rhinoceratus); and

                     (d)  120 tonnes combined for skates and rays (Bathyraja spp.); and

                     (e)  80 tonnes for Grey rockcod (Lepidonotothen squamifrons); and

                      (f)  for all other species caught in the fishery, 50 tonnes for each individual species.

Note    There is a separate instrument which determines trawl fishing capacity for the Heard Island and McDonald Islands Fishery.