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Northern Prawn Fishery (Closures) Direction No. 172

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Directions/Other as amended, taking into account amendments up to Northern Prawn Fishery (Closures Amendment) Direction No. 1 2020
Administered by: Agriculture, Water and the Environment
Registered 31 Jan 2020
Start Date 24 Jan 2020
To be repealed 30 Sep 2025
Repealed by Self Repealing

 

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Northern Prawn Fishery (Closures) Direction No. 172

made under section 41A of the

Fisheries Management Act 1991

Compilation No. 2               

Compilation date:                              24 January 2020

Includes amendments up to:           F2020L00045

 

About this compilation

 

This compilation

This is a compilation of the Northern Prawn Fishery (Closures) Direction No. 172 that shows the text of the law as amended and in force on 24 January 2020 (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.

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DIRECTION NOT TO ENGAGE IN FISHING

 

Fisheries Management Act 1991

Subsection 41A(2)

 

NORTHERN PRAWN FISHERY (Closures)

DIRECTION No. 172

                                                                                                                                                      

 

I, James Findlay, Chief Executive Officer of the Australian Fisheries Management Authority, as delegate under delegation No. 1 of 2011 made on 28th January 2011 from the Commission, make the following Direction under subsection 41A(2) of the Fisheries Management Act 1991.

 

 

 

Dated:      4   December 2015

 

 

 

 

 

James Findlay

Chief Executive Officer,

Australian Fisheries Management Authority

                                                                                                                                                      

Citation

1.       This Direction may be cited as the Northern Prawn Fishery (Closures) Direction No. 172.

Cessation

3.             This Direction is repealed on 30 September 2025 unless earlier revoked.

Interpretation

4.1         In this Direction:

“boat” means a boat that is nominated on statutory fishing rights for the Northern Prawn Fishery;

“bugs” means fish of the species Thenus parindicus and Thenus australiensis;

“carapace width” means the width of the carapace when measured at its widest point;

“egg-bearing female bugs” includes bugs that have been scrubbed to remove any eggs and includes bugs that have had their eggs removed using chemicals;

“equipment” means equipment for fishing;

“fishing” means the commercial fishing activities that are referred to in section 14 of the Northern Prawn Fishery Management Plan 1995;

“rock lobster” means a whole lobster of the species Panulirus ornatus and/ or a lobster tail of that species;

“scampi” means fish of the families Aristeidae and Nephropidae. 

“trip” means the period between departing port and the unloading of a catch, or part of a catch, to a mothership or port or any other point where catch is unloaded;

“UTC” means Coordinated Universal Time, the time scale based on the second (SI), maintained by the International Bureau of Weights and Measures.  For the purposes of this Direction UTC is equivalent to mean solar time at the prime meridian (0 degrees longitude), formerly expressed in Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) ;

“W” means the whole weight of fish in kilograms;

“GG” means the gilled and gutted weight of fish in kilograms;

“F” means the fish fillet weight in kilograms; and

“HG” means the headed and gutted weight of fish in kilograms.

4.2         For the purposes of this Direction, the master of a boat is, at any time, presumed to have taken all of the fish present on the boat at that time and, in so doing, to have been acting on behalf of the holder of the statutory fishing rights in respect of which the boat is nominated.

4.3         For the purposes of this Direction, fish and/or bugs that are on board a boat are presumed to have been taken: during the current trip; or, if the boat is not on a trip, the most recent trip.

4.4         Terms used in this Direction that are defined for the purposes of the Northern Prawn Fishery Management Plan 1995 have the same meanings in this Direction as they have in that Plan.

Notes:    Terms defined in the Fisheries Management Act 1991 (the Act) have the same meanings in this Direction.

4.5         This Direction is to be read consistently with other Directions made under the Fisheries Management Act 1991.

4.6         The origin of geographical coordinates used in this Direction is the Australian Geodetic Datum 1966 (AGD66).

To whom this Direction applies

5.1              This Direction applies to a holder of statutory fishing rights in the Northern Prawn Fishery, and to a person acting on behalf of the holder, when fishing in the Northern Prawn Fishery area.

Prohibitions on taking bugs

6.1              Fishing is not to be engaged in in the Northern Prawn Fishery for:

(a)           bugs with a carapace width less than 60mm; or

(b)          egg-bearing female bugs.

Direction not to engage in fishing

7.1              Fishing is not to be engaged in the Northern Prawn Fishery for:

(a)           the species named in Part 1 of Schedule 1 (the First Species) in excess of a combined catch of one kilogram per trip;

(b)          the species named in Part 2 of Schedule 1 (the Second Species) in excess of a combined catch of 10 individual fish per trip;

(c)           for mudcrabs in excess of a catch of 10 individuals per trip;

(d)          for rock lobsters in excess of a catch of 6 individuals per trip;

(e)           for species named in Schedule 2; or

(f)           for tuna or tuna-like species; or

(g)          scampi in the period commencing on 24 January 2020 and ending at 22.30 hours UTC on 30 November 2020.

Exemptions to the prohibition in clause 7

8.1              The prohibition in subclause 7.1(a) does not apply:   

(a)      if the trip ends during the period beginning on 1 March in a year and ending on 30 June in the same year during the period of application of the Direction; and

(b)      if no more than a cumulative total of 550 kilograms (whole weight) (the First Weight Limit) of the First Species are taken per trip; and

(c)      if the First Weight Limit or any part thereof has been processed, the whole weight equivalent of the processed First Weight Limit or part thereof is determined using the conversion factors:

                                                W = GG x 1.1

                                                W = F x 2.6

                                                W = HG x 1.4

8.2              The prohibition in subclause 7.1 does not apply:

(a)      if the trip ends during any other period of the year outside of the period defined in subclause 8.1(a) during the period of application of the Direction; and

(b)      if no more than a cumulative total of 50 kilograms (whole weight) (the Second Weight Limit) of the First Species are taken per trip; and

(c)      if the Second Weight Limit or any part thereof has been processed, the whole weight equivalent of the processed Second Weight Limit or part thereof is determined using the conversion factors:

                                                W = GG x 1.1

                                                W = F x 2.6

                        W = HG x 1.4

8.3              The prohibition in subclause 7.1(f) above does not apply if:

(a)      the only tuna and tuna-like species on board the vessel are longtail tuna (Thunnus tonggol); and

(b)      no more than 10 longtail tuna (Thunnus tonggol) are taken per trip.

8.4              The prohibitions in clause 7.1 do not apply to a person if the person is fishing in accordance with another plan of management in force under the Act, or a law of a State or Territory that is in force in relation to the Northern Prawn Fishery area.


 

SCHEDULE 1

Part 1

Common name

Scientific name

Saddle Tailed Snapper

Lutjanus malabaricus

Red Snapper

Lutjanus erythropterus

Red Emperor

Lutjanus sebae

Part 2

Common name

Scientific name

Broad-barred Spanish Mackerel

Scomberomorus semifasciatus

Coral trouts, Rock cods etc

Serranidae family

Gold Band Snapper

Pristipomoides multidens

Longtail Tuna

Thunnus tonggol

Narrow -barred Spanish Mackerel

Scomberomorus commerson

Emperors, sea breams

Lethrinidae family

 

SCHEDULE 2

Common name

Scientific name

Barramundi

Lates calcarifer

Black jewfish

Protonidea diacanthus

Blue salmon

Eleutheronema tetradactylum

Coral

 

Jewel fish (Yellow Jew)

Nibea squammosa

Pearl shell

Pinctada spp

Queenfish

Scomberoides lysan;

Scomberoides commersonianus

Spotted grunter-bream

Pomadasys kaakan

Threadfin salmon

Polydactylus sheridani

Beche-de-mer

Class Holothuroidae

Trochus

Class Trochidae

Sharks, rays and skates

Subclass Elasmobranchii

 

 

 


Endnotes

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Endnote 1—About the endnotes

Endnote 2—Abbreviation key

Endnote 3—Legislation history

Endnote 4—Amendment history

Abbreviation key—Endnote 2

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Legislation history and amendment history—Endnotes 3 and 4

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Misdescribed amendments

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If a misdescribed amendment cannot be given effect as intended, the abbreviation “(md not incorp)” is added to the details of the amendment included in the amendment history. 

Endnote 2—Abbreviation key

 

o = order(s)

ad = added or inserted

Ord = Ordinance

am = amended

orig = original

amdt = amendment

par = paragraph(s)/subparagraph(s)

c = clause(s)

    /sub‑subparagraph(s)

C[x] = Compilation No. x

pres = present

Ch = Chapter(s)

prev = previous

def = definition(s)

(prev…) = previously

Dict = Dictionary

Pt = Part(s)

disallowed = disallowed by Parliament

r = regulation(s)/rule(s)

Div = Division(s)

 

exp = expires/expired or ceases/ceased to have

reloc = relocated

    effect

renum = renumbered

F = Federal Register of Legislation

rep = repealed

gaz = gazette

rs = repealed and substituted

LA = Legislation Act 2003

s = section(s)/subsection(s)

LIA = Legislative Instruments Act 2003

Sch = Schedule(s)

(md) = misdescribed amendment can be given

Sdiv = Subdivision(s)

    effect

SLI = Select Legislative Instrument

(md not incorp) = misdescribed amendment

SR = Statutory Rules

    cannot be given effect

Sub‑Ch = Sub‑Chapter(s)

mod = modified/modification

SubPt = Subpart(s)

No. = Number(s)

underlining = whole or part not

 

    commenced or to be commenced

 

Endnote 3—Legislation history

 

Name

Registration

Commencement

Application, saving and transitional provisions

Northern Prawn Fishery (Closures Amendment) Direction No. 1 2019

F2019L00618

18/04/2019

 

Northern Prawn Fishery (Closures Amendment) Direction No. 1 2020

F2020L00045

24/01/2020

 

 

Endnote 4—Amendment history

 

Provision affected

How affected

s 2

 rep LA s 48D

s 4.1

am F2019L00618

s 7.1

am F2019L00618

s 7.1

am F2020L00045

s 9

rep LA s 48C