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This instrument determines the Total Allowable Commercial Catch and the amounts and percentages in relation to undercatch and overcatch for each quota species for the 2021 fishing season.
Administered by: Agriculture, Water and the Environment
Registered 20 Nov 2020
To be ceased 01 Jan 2022
Ceased by Self Ceasing

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Eastern Tuna and Billfish Fishery (Total Allowable Commercial Catch) (Undercatch/Overcatch) Determination 2021

 

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    19    November 2020

 

           

Wez Norris

Chief Executive Officer

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/Overcatch) Determination 2021.

2  Commencement

                   This instrument commences on 1 January 2021.

3  Authority

                   This instrument is made pursuant to paragraph 17(6)(aa) of the Fisheries Management Act 1991 and sections 3.2, 4.5 and 4.6 of the Eastern Tuna and Billfish Fishery Management Plan 2010.

4  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. 

Cessation

                   This instrument ceases on 1 January 2022.

 6  Total Allowable Commercial Catch

                   The total allowable commercial catch for quota species for the Eastern Tuna and Billfish Fishery is, for the fishing season commencing on 1 January 2021 and ending on 31 December 2021:

 



Quota species

Total Allowable Commercial Catch (tonnes)

Albacore Tuna

2,500

Whole weight

Bigeye Tuna

1,056

Whole weight

Broadbill Swordfish

1,163

Whole weight

Striped Marlin

351

Whole weight

Yellowfin Tuna

2,400

Whole weight

7   Determination of overcatch and undercatch

      The determined percentage and determined weight, for section 4.5 of the Plan (Obligations relating to overcatch), and the determined percentage for section 4.6 of the Plan (Obligations relating to undercatch) for each quota species for the 2021 Eastern Tuna and Billfish Fishery fishing season is:

 

Quota Species

Determined Percentage (Overcatch – s4.5)

Determined Percentage (Undercatch – s4.6)

Determined weight (s4.5)

Albacore Tuna

10%

10%

2,000 Kg

Bigeye Tuna

10%

10%

2,000 Kg

Broadbill Swordfish

10%

10%

2,000 Kg

Striped Marlin

10%

10%

2,000 Kg

Yellowfin Tuna

10%

10%

2,000 Kg