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Directions/Other as amended, taking into account amendments up to Fisheries Management (Northern Prawn Fishery Seasonal Closures) Amendment Direction No. 1 2021
This instrument establishes closures in specified areas of the Northern Prawn Fishery. It sets out closure boundaries and prevents fishing in specific areas within the Fishery to protect spawning and small prawns during the first and second fishing seasons and broader mid- and end-of-season closures to protect stock prior to and during spawning periods. It prevents trawling during daylight hours in key tiger prawn areas, and makes provision for operators to carry out trials of their fishing equipment (gear trials) in particular areas that are set aside for the purpose.
Administered by: Agriculture, Water and the Environment
Registered 07 Jul 2021
Start Date 09 Jun 2021
End Date 18 Nov 2021
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Fisheries Management (Northern Prawn Fishery Seasonal Closures) Direction 2021

made under section 41A of the

Fisheries Management Act 1991

Compilation No. 1               

Compilation date:                              09 June 2021

Includes amendments up to:           F2021L00710

 

About this compilation

 

This compilation

This is a compilation of the Fisheries Management (Northern Prawn Fishery Seasonal Closures) Direction 2021 that shows the text of the law as amended and in force on 09 June 2021 (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.

Uncommenced amendments

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Application, saving and transitional provisions for provisions and amendments

If the operation of a provision or amendment of the compiled law is affected by an application, saving or transitional provision that is not included in this compilation, details are included in the endnotes.

Modifications

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Self‑repealing provisions

If a provision of the compiled law has been repealed in accordance with a provision of the law, details are included in the endnotes.

 

 

  

  

  


 

Contents

1  Name........................................................................................................................................ 1

2  Commencement........................................................................................................................ 1

3  Authority.................................................................................................................................. 1

4  Definitions................................................................................................................................ 1

5  Schedules................................................................................................................................. 2

6  To whom this applies............................................................................................................... 2

7  Prohibition on fishing (prior to season closures)...................................................................... 2

8  Prohibition on fishing (season one closures)............................................................................ 3

9  Prohibition on fishing (mid-season closures)........................................................................... 3

10  Prohibition on fishing (season two closures)......................................................................... 4

11  Prohibition on fishing (end of season closures)..................................................................... 4

12  Exemption to the prohibitions................................................................................................. 4

Schedule 1 – Prior to and End of Season Closure                                                     5

Schedule 2 – Prior to and End of Season Closure                                                     5

Schedule 3 – Joseph Bonaparte Gulf                                                                          6

Schedule 4 – North West of Groote Eylandt                                                              6

Schedule 5 – South West Corner                                                                                 7

Schedule 6 – Fog Bay / Bynoe Harbour                                                                      8

Schedule 7 – Lingi Point                                                                                               8

Schedule 8 – Goulburn Islands                                                                                    9

Schedule 9 – Gulf of Carpentaria                                                                               9

Schedule 10 – Gulf of Carpentaria - West                                                                10

Schedule 11 – Sweers Island - Mornington Island                                                   10

Schedule 12 – Mid-season Closure                                                                            11

Schedule 13 – Mid-season Closure                                                                            11

Part 1                  11

Part 2                  12

Schedule 14 – Tarrant Point - Mornington Island - Bynoe River                          13

Schedule 15 – Weipa                                                                                                   13

Schedule 16 – Sir Edward Pellew Group                                                                 14

Schedule 17 – North East Vanderlin Island 83 Patch                                              14

Schedule 18 – Cambridge Gulf                                                                                  15

Schedule 19 – Goulburn Islands                                                                                15

Schedule 20 – Gulf of Carpentaria                                                                           16

Schedule 21 – Gear trial areas                                                                                   17

Part A - Karumba southern gear trial area                                                                                17

Part B - Karumba northern gear trial area                                                                                18

Part C - Darwin gear trial area                                                                                                      18

Part D - West of Cape York gear trial area                                                                                18

 

 

 

 

 

                                                           

 


1  Name

                   This instrument is the Fisheries Management (Northern Prawn Fishery Seasonal Closures) Direction 2021.

2  Commencement

             (1)  Each provision of this instrument specified in column 1 of the table commences, or is taken to have commenced, in accordance with column 2 of the table. Any other statement in column 2 has effect according to its terms.

 

Commencement information

Column 1

Column 2

Column 3

Provisions

Commencement

Date/Details

1.  The whole of this instrument

This instrument commences on the 14th day after it is registered.

 

Note:          This table relates only to the provisions of this instrument as originally made. It will not be amended to deal with any later amendments of this instrument.

             (2)  Any information in column 3 of the table is not part of this instrument. Information may be inserted in this column, or information in it may be edited, in any published version of this instrument.

3  Authority

                   This instrument is made under section 41A of the Act.

4  Definitions

Note:          A number of expressions used in this instrument are defined in the definitions section of the Act, including the following:

(a)    boat

(b)    fish

(c)    fishery

(d)    fishing

(e)    fishing concession

(f)    holder

(g)    statutory fishing right.

A number of expressions used in this instrument are defined in the interpretation section of the Northern Prawn Fishery Management Plan 1995, including the following:

(a)    acting for

(b)    Northern Prawn Fishery

(c)    Northern Prawn Fishery area.

 

                   In this instrument:

Act means the Fisheries Management Act 1991;

boat means a boat that is nominated on statutory fishing rights for the Northern Prawn Fishery, and includes carrier boats and fishing boats;

gear trial means a test, or a series of short tests, of equipment on or towed by a boat and carried out under the following conditions:

(a)   the test is conducted in such a way as to avoid the capture of fish, primarily by keeping the cod end of nets fully open at all times; and

(b)   fish that are captured in the equipment during the test are returned to the sea as soon as practicable after it becomes apparent that the fish have been captured.

equipment means equipment for fishing;

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).

The origin of geographical coordinates used in this Direction is the World Geodetic System 1984 (WGS84).

5  Schedules

Schedules 1 to 21 to this instrument have effect according to their terms.

6  To whom this applies

This Direction applies to a holder of a fishing concession in the Northern Prawn Fishery and to a person acting on behalf of the holder.

7  Prohibition on fishing (prior to season closures)

(1)   Fishing is not to be engaged in in the area of the fishery defined in Schedule 1 during the period commencing at 0000 hours UTC on 1 January and ending at 2200 hours UTC on 31 March each year.

(2)   Fishing is not to be engaged in in the area of the fishery defined in Schedule 2 during the period commencing at 0000 hours UTC on 1 January and ending at 2200 hours UTC on 31 March each year

8  Prohibition on fishing (season one closures)

(1)   Fishing is not to be engaged in in the area defined in Schedules 3, 4, 5, 6, 7 and 8 during the period commencing at 2200 hours UTC 31 March and ending at 0200 hours UTC 15 June each year.

Gulf of Carpentaria

(2)   Fishing is not to be engaged in in the area defined in Schedule 9 during the period commencing at 2200 hours UTC 31 March and ending at 2200 hours UTC 30 April each year.

Gulf of Carpentaria - West

(3)   Fishing is not to be engaged in in the area defined in Schedule 10 during the period commencing at 2200 hours UTC 30 April and ending at 0200 hours UTC 15 June each year.

Night time fishing ban for Sweers Island - Mornington Island

(4)   subject to subsection 8(5) fishing is not to be engaged in in the area defined in Schedule 11 between the hours of 1100 UTC and 1900 UTC each day, during the period commencing at 2200 hours UTC 21 April and ending at 2200 hours UTC 15 June each year.

Fishing ban for Sweers Island – Mornington Island

(5)   Fishing is not to be engaged in in the area defined in Schedule 11 during the period commencing at 0800 hours UTC on 09 June 2021 and ending at 0200 hours UTC 15 June 2021.

Early closure for banana fishery west of 138 degrees

(6)   Fishing is not to be engaged in in waters west of the meridian of Longitude 138° E during the period commencing at 0800 hours UTC on 09 June 2021 and ending at 0230 hours UTC 15 June 2021.

Early closure for banana fishery east of 138 degrees

(7)   Fishing is not to be engaged in in waters east of the meridian of Longitude 138° E between the hours of 2200 hours UTC and 0800 hours UTC each day, during the period commencing at 0800 hours UTC on 09 June 2021 and ending at 0200 hours UTC 15 June 2021.

9  Prohibition on fishing (mid-season closures)

(1)   Fishing is not to be engaged in in the area defined in Schedule 12 during the period commencing at 0200 hours UTC 15 June and ending at 0830 hours UTC 1 August each year.

(2)   Fishing is not to be engaged in in the area defined in Schedule 13 during the period commencing at 0230 hours UTC 15 June and ending at 0900 hours UTC 1 August each year.

10  Prohibition on fishing (season two closures)

(1)   Fishing is not to be engaged in in the area of the fishery defined in Schedule 14 and Schedule 15 during the period commencing at 2200 hours UTC on 30 September and ending at 2200 hours UTC on 30 November each year.

(2)   Fishing is not to be engaged in in the area of the fishery defined in Schedule 16, Schedule 17 and Schedule 18 during the period commencing at 2230 hours UTC on 30 September and ending at 2230 hours UTC on 30 November each year.

Daylight fishing ban for Northern Territory waters

(3)   Fishing is not to be engaged in in the area of the fishery defined in Schedule 19 and Schedule 20 which is west of the meridian of Longitude 138° E, between the hours of 2230 UTC and 0830 UTC each day, during the period commencing at 0830 hours UTC on 1 August and ending at 2230 hours UTC on 30 November each year.

Daylight fishing ban for Queensland waters

(4)   Fishing is not to be engaged in in the area of the fishery defined in Schedule 20 which is east of the meridian of Longitude 138° E, between the hours of 2200 UTC and 0800 UTC each day, during the period commencing at 0800 hours UTC on 1 August and ending at 2200 hours UTC on 30 November each year.

11  Prohibition on fishing (end of season closures)

(1)   Fishing is not to be engaged in in the area of the fishery defined in Schedule 1 during the period commencing at 2200 hours UTC on 30 November and ending at 2359 hours UTC on 31 December each year.

(2)   Fishing is not to be engaged in in the area of the fishery defined in Schedule 2 during the period commencing at 2230 hours UTC on 30 November and ending at 2359 hours UTC on 31 December each year.

12  Exemption to the prohibitions

                   The prohibition in subsections 7(1) through to 10(2) and subsections 11(1) and 11(2) does not apply to a person who is conducting a gear trial in an area of the fishery defined in Schedule 21.

 


 

Schedule 1 – Prior to and End of Season Closure

The area bounded by the line:

(1)        commencing at the intersection of the mainland of Australia at mean low water with the meridian of Longitude 138° East;

(2)        from there north along meridian of Longitude 138° East to its intersection with the parallel of Latitude 11° 47' South;

(3)        from there east along the parallel of Latitude 11° 47' South to its intersection with the mainland of Australia at the mean low water;

(4)        from there generally southerly and then generally westerly along the coastline of the mainland of Australia at mean low water to the point of commencement.

 

Schedule 2 – Prior to and End of Season Closure

The area bounded by the line:

(1)        commencing at the intersection of the north-western coastline of the mainland of Australia at mean low water with the western boundary of the Northern Prawn Fishery;

(2)        from there running north along the western boundary of the Northern Prawn Fishery to its intersection with the parallel of Latitude 13° 28' South;

(3)        from there east along the parallel of Latitude 13º 28' South to the meridian of Longitude 127° 42' East;

(4)        from there north easterly along the geodesic to the point of Latitude 12° 45' South, Longitude 129° 40' East;

(5)        from there north along the meridian of Longitude 129° 40' East to its intersection with the parallel of Latitude 10° 30' South;

(6)        from there east along the parallel of Latitude 10° 30' South to its intersection with the meridian of Longitude 133° 16' East;

(7)        from there south along the meridian of Longitude 133° 16' East to its intersection with the parallel of Latitude 11° 00' South;

(8)        from there south-easterly along the geodesic to the point of Latitude 11° 25' South, Longitude 134° 15' East;

(9)        from there east along the parallel of Latitude 11° 25' South to its intersection with the meridian of Longitude 135° 35' East;

(10)    from there north-easterly along the geodesic to the point of Latitude 11° 05' South, Longitude 136° 10' East;

(11)    from there north-easterly along the geodesic to the point of Latitude 10° 30' South, Longitude 136° 40' East;

(12)    from there south-easterly along the geodesic to the point of Latitude 11° 00' South, Longitude 137° 05' East;

(13)    from there south along the meridian of Longitude 137° 05' East to its intersection with the parallel of Latitude 11° 47' South;

(14)    from there north easterly along the geodesic to the point of Latitude 11° 29.17' South, Longitude 138° East;

(15)    from there south along meridian of Longitude 138° East to its intersection with the mainland of Australian at mean low water;

(16)    from there generally westerly along the coastline of the mainland of Australia at mean low water to the point of commencement.

 

Schedule 3 – Joseph Bonaparte Gulf

The area bounded by the line:

(1)        commencing at the intersection of the northern coastline of the mainland of Australia at mean low water with the western boundary of the Northern Prawn Fishery, in the vicinity of Cape Londonderry;

(2)        from there north along the western boundary of the Northern Prawn Fishery to its intersection with the parallel of Latitude 13° 00' South;

(3)        from there east along the parallel of Latitude 13° 00' South to its intersection with the coastline of the mainland of Australia at mean low water;

(4)        from there generally south-westerly, southerly, westerly and north-westerly along that coastline at mean low water to the point of commencement.

 

Schedule 4 – North West of Groote Eylandt

The area bounded by the line:

(1)        commencing at the point of Latitude 13° 38' South, Longitude 136° 57' East;

(2)        from there north-westerly along the geodesic to the point of Latitude 13º 15' South, Longitude 136° 27.6' East, in the vicinity of Cape Arrowsmith;

(3)        from there south-westerly along the geodesic to the point of Latitude 13º 19.57' South, Longitude 136º 19.97' East, in the vicinity of Cape Shield;

(4)        from there south along the geodesic to the point of Latitude 13º 50.32' South, Longitude 136º 20.03' East, in the vicinity of the western most point of Connexion Island;

(5)        from there south westerly along the geodesic to the point of Latitude 14° 30' South, Longitude 136° 00' East;

(6)        from there east along the parallel of Latitude 14° 30' South to its intersection with the meridian of Longitude 136° 19.5' East;

(7)        from there north along the meridian of Longitude 136° 19.5' East to its intersection with the south west coastline of Groote Eylandt at mean low water, in the vicinity of Tasman Point;

(8)        from there generally north east along the north western coastline of Groote Eylandt at mean low water to the most northerly point on Scott Point, in the vicinity of the point Latitude 13° 44.68' South, Longitude 136° 50.4' East;

(9)        from there northeast along the geodesic to the point of commencement.

 

Schedule 5 – South West Corner

The area bounded by the line:

(1)        commencing at the point Latitude 14° 30' South, Longitude 136° East on the Cape Shield to West Island permanent closure;

(2)        from there south westerly along the geodesic to the point Latitude 14° 36.5' South, Longitude 135° 45' East;

(3)        from there south along the meridian on Longitude 135° 45' East to its intersection with the parallel of Latitude 14° 55' South;

(4)        from there south easterly along the geodesic to the point of Latitude 15° 28' South, Longitude 136° 45' East;

(5)        from there east along the parallel of Latitude 15° 28' South to its intersection with the meridian of Longitude 137° 00' East;

(6)        from there south easterly along the geodesic to the point Latitude 15° 37.5' South, Longitude 137° 04.2' East;

(7)        from there south easterly along the geodesic to the point of Latitude 15° 43' South, Longitude 137° 06' East, in the vicinity of Steepcut Rock;

(8)        from there south easterly along the geodesic to the point of Latitude 16° 00' South, Longitude 137° 30' East;

(9)        from there south easterly along the geodesic to the point of Latitude 16° 06' South, Longitude 137° 45' East;

(10)    from there south along the meridian Longitude 137° 45' East to its intersection with the northern coastline of the mainland of Australia at mean low water;

(11)    from there generally north westerly along the coastline of the mainland of Australian at mean low water to its intersection with the Cape Shield to West Island Permanent Closure boundary, in the vicinity of the point of Latitude 15° 39.85' South, Longitude 136° 28' East;

(12)    from there generally north east, north west, north east and east along the off shore boundary of the Cape Shield to West Island Permanent Closure to the point of commencement.

 

Schedule 6 – Fog Bay / Bynoe Harbour

The area bounded by the line:

(1)        commencing at the northern most point of Charles Point at mean low water, in the vicinity of point of Latitude 12° 22.87' South , Longitude 130° 37.15' East;

(2)        from there north westerly along the geodesic to the point of Latitude 12° 22' South, Longitude 130° 17' East;

(3)        from there south westerly along the geodesic to the point of Latitude 12° 27' South, Longitude 130° 15' East;

(4)        from there south along the meridian of Longitude 130° 15' East to the point of Latitude 12° 32' South, Longitude 130° 15' East;

(5)        from there south easterly along the geodesic to the point Latitude 12° 42' South, 130° 16' East;

(6)        from there east along the parallel of Latitude 12° 42' South to its intersection with the coastline of the mainland of Australia at mean low water;

(7)        from there generally north easterly along that coastline at mean low water to the point of commencement.

 

Schedule 7 – Lingi Point

The area bounded by the line:

(1)        commencing at the intersection of the meridian of Longitude 132° 00' East with the coastline of the mainland of Australian at mean low water, in the vicinity of Vashion Head;

(2)        from there north along the meridian of Longitude 132° 00' East to its intersection with the parallel of Latitude 11° 05' South;

(3)        from there north westerly along the geodesic to the point of Latitude 10° 59’ South, 131° 53.7' East;

(4)        from there south westerly along the geodesic to its intersection with the point of Latitude 11° 08' South, Longitude 131° 45' East;

(5)        from there southerly along the geodesic to the intersection of the meridian of Longitude 131° 46' East with the coastline of the mainland of Australia at mean low water in the vicinity of the point of Latitude 11° 18.13' South, Longitude 131° 46' East near Cape Don;

(6)        from there generally north easterly along the coastline of Australia at mean low water to the point of commencement.

 

Schedule 8 – Goulburn Islands

The area bounded by the line:

(1)        commencing at the intersection of the meridian on Longitude 133° 30' East with the northern coastline of the mainland of Australia at mean low-water;

(2)        from there north along the meridian of Longitude 133° 30' East to its intersection with parallel of Latitude 11° 20' South;

(3)        from there west along the parallel of Latitude 11º 20’ South to its intersection with the coastline of the mainland of Australia at mean low water, in the vicinity of De Courcy Head;

(4)        from there generally south easterly along the coastline of the mainland of Australia at mean low water to the point of commencement.

 

Schedule 9 – Gulf of Carpentaria

The area bounded by the line:

(1)        commencing at the intersection of the parallel of Latitude 14° 30' South with the coastline of the mainland Australia on the western side of the Gulf of Carpentaria at mean low water;

(2)        from there east along the parallel of Latitude 14° 30' South to its intersection with the meridian of the Longitude 136° 12.85' East;

(3)        from there south easterly along the geodesic to the point of Latitude 15° 30' South, Longitude 137° 30' East;

(4)        from there south easterly along the geodesic to the point of Latitude 16° South, Longitude 138° East;

(5)        from there south easterly along the geodesic to the point of Latitude 16° 15' South, Longitude 139° East;

(6)        from there east along the parallel of Latitude 16° 15' South to its intersection with the meridian of the Longitude 140° East;

(7)        from there north along the meridian of Longitude 140° East to its intersection with the parallel of Latitude 12° 15' South;

(8)        from there west along the parallel of Latitude 12° 15' South to its intersection of mainland Australia at mean low water, in the vicinity of Yirrkala;

(9)        from there generally south westerly along the coastline of the mainland of Australian at mean low water to the point of commencement.

 

Schedule 10 – Gulf of Carpentaria - West

The area bounded by the line:

(1)        commencing at the intersection of the parallel of Latitude 14° 30' South with the coastline of the mainland Australia on the western side of the Gulf of Carpentaria at mean low water;

(2)        from there east along the parallel of Latitude 14° 30' South to its intersection with the meridian of the Longitude 136° 12.85' East;

(3)        from there south easterly along the geodesic to the point of Latitude 15° 30' South, Longitude 137° 30' East;

(4)        from there south easterly along the geodesic to the point of Latitude 16° South, Longitude 138° East;

(5)        from there north along the meridian of Longitude 138° East to its intersection with the parallel of Latitude 12° 15' South;

(6)        from there west along the parallel of Latitude 12° 15' South to its intersection of mainland Australia at mean low water, in the vicinity of Yirrkala;

(7)        from there generally south westerly along the coastline of the mainland of Australian at mean low water to the point of commencement.

 

Schedule 11 – Sweers Island - Mornington Island

The area bounded by the line:

(1)        commencing at the point of Latitude 17° 00' South, Longitude 139° 36.07'' East;

(2)        from there north easterly along the geodesic to the point of Latitude 16° 31.92' South, Longitude 139° 42.75' East, in the vicinity of Cape Van Diemen on Mornington Island;

(3)        from there south easterly along the geodesic to the point of Latitude 16° 42.83' South, Longitude 139° 49.5' East, in the vicinity of the south western side of South Bountiful Island;

(4)        from there south along the meridian of Longitude 139° 49.5' East to its intersection with the parallel of Latitude 17° 00' South;

(5)        from there west along the parallel of Latitude 17° 00' South to the point of commencement.

 

Schedule 12 – Mid-season Closure

The area bounded by the line:

(1)        commencing at the intersection of the northern coastline of the mainland of Australia at mean low water with the meridian of Longitude 138° East;

(2)        from there north along the meridian of Longitude 138° East to its intersection with the parallel of Latitude 11° 47' South;

(3)        from there east along the parallel of Latitude 11° 47' South to its intersection with the mainland of Australia at the mean low water;

(4)        from there generally southerly and then generally westerly along the coastline of the mainland of Australia at mean low water to the point of commencement.

 

Schedule 13 – Mid-season Closure

Part 1

The area bounded by the line:

(1)        commencing at the intersection of the north-western coastline of the mainland of Australia at mean low water with the western boundary of the Northern Prawn Fishery;

(2)        from there north along the western boundary of the Northern Prawn Fishery to its intersection with the parallel of Latitude 13º 28' South;

(3)        from there east along the parallel of Latitude 13º 28' South to its intersection with the meridian of Longitude 127º 00' East;

(4)        from there north easterly along the geodesic to the point of Latitude 13° 21.4' South, Longitude 129° 30.9' East;

(5)        from there south westerly along the geodesic to the point of Latitude 13° 45' South, Longitude 129° 12' East;

(6)        from there west along the parallel of latitude 13° 45' South to the intersection with the mainland of Australia at mean low water mark;

(7)        from there generally south easterly along the coastline of the mainland of Australia at mean low water to the point of commencement.

Part 2

The area bounded by the line:

(1)        commencing at the intersection of the northern coastline of the mainland of Australia at mean low water with the parallel of Latitude 13° 10' South, in the vicinity of Channel Point;

(2)        from there west along the parallel of Latitude 13° 10' South to the intersection with the meridian of Longitude 129° 40' East;

(3)        from there north along the meridian of Longitude 129° 40' East to its intersection with the parallel of Latitude 10° 30' South;

(4)        from there east along the parallel of Latitude 10° 30' South to its intersection with the meridian of Longitude 133° 16' East;

(5)        from there south along meridian of Longitude 133° 16' East to its intersection with the parallel of Latitude 11° 00' South;

(6)        from there south-easterly along the geodesic to the point of Latitude 11° 25' South, Longitude 134° 15' East;

(7)        from there east along the parallel of Latitude 11° 25' South to its intersection with the meridian of Longitude 135° 35' East;

(8)        from there north-easterly along the geodesic to the point of Latitude 11° 05' South, Longitude 136° 10' East;

(9)        from there north-easterly along the geodesic to the point of Latitude 10° 30' South, Longitude 136° 40' East;

(10)    from there south-easterly along the geodesic to the point of Latitude 11° 00' South, Longitude 137° 05' East;

(11)    from there south along the meridian of Longitude 137° 05' East to its intersection with the parallel of Latitude 11° 47' South;

(12)    from there north easterly along the geodesic to the point of intersection of the parallel of Latitude 11° 29.17' South with the meridian of Longitude 138° East;

(13)    from there south along the meridian of Longitude 138° East to its intersection with the coastline of the mainland of Australia at mean low water;

(14)    from there generally north westerly along the coastline of Australia at mean low water to the point of commencement.

 

Schedule 14 – Tarrant Point - Mornington Island - Bynoe River

The area bounded by the line:

(1)        commencing at the intersection of the northern coastline of the mainland of Australia at mean low water, in the vicinity of Tarrant Point, with the meridian of Longitude 139° 25' East;

(2)        from there north-easterly along the geodesic to the point of Latitude 17° 05.65' South, Longitude 139° 34.72' East, in the vicinity of Raft Point on Bentinck Island;

(3)        from there north-easterly along the geodesic to the point of Latitude 16° 31.92' South, Longitude 139° 42.75' East, in the vicinity of Cape Van Diemen on Mornington Island;

(4)        from there north-easterly along the geodesic to the point of Latitude 16° 29.5' South, Longitude 139° 49' East, in the vicinity of Pisonia Island;

(5)        from there south-easterly along the geodesic to the intersection of the meridian of Longitude 140° 43' East with the northern coastline of the mainland of Australia at mean low water, in the vicinity of Bynoe Inlet;

(6)        from there generally westerly along that coastline at mean low water to the point of commencement.

 

Schedule 15 – Weipa

The area bounded by the line:

(1)        commencing at the intersection of the mainland of Australia at mean low water with parallel of Latitude 12° South;

(2)        from there west along the parallel of Latitude 12° South to its intersection with the meridian of Longitude 141° 46' East;

(3)        from there south westerly along the geodesic to the point of Latitude 12° 34' South, Longitude 141° 30.5' East;

(4)        from there south easterly along the geodesic to the point of Latitude 12° 59.6' South, Longitude 141° 31.5' East;

(5)        from there south along the meridian of Longitude 141° 31.5' East to its intersection with the parallel of Latitude 13° 15' South;

(6)        from there east along the parallel of Latitude 13° 15' South to its intersection with the mainland of Australia at mean low water;

(7)        from there generally north along that coastline at mean low water to the point of commencement.

 

Schedule 16 – Sir Edward Pellew Group

The area bounded by the line:

(1)        commencing at the intersection of the northern coastline of the mainland of Australia at mean low water with the meridian of Longitude 137° 10' East;

(2)        from there north along the meridian of Longitude 137° 10' East to its intersection with the parallel of Latitude 15° 38.3' South;

(3)        from there west along the parallel of Latitude 15° 38.3' South to its intersection with the meridian of Longitude 136° 57' East;

(4)        from there north along the meridian of Longitude 136° 57' East to its intersection with the parallel of Latitude 15° 15' South;

(5)        from there west along the parallel of Latitude 15° 15' South to its intersection with the northern coastline of the mainland of Australia at mean low water;

(6)        from there generally south-easterly along that coastline at mean low water to the point of commencement.

 

Schedule 17 – North East Vanderlin Island 83 Patch

The area bounded by the line:

(1)        commencing at the intersection of parallel of Latitude 15° 30' South and meridian of Longitude 137° 20' East;

(2)        from there north along the meridian of Longitude 137° 20' East to its intersection with the parallel of Latitude 15° 10' South;

(3)        from there east along the parallel of Latitude 15° 10' South to its intersection with the meridian of Longitude 137° 40' East;

(4)        from there south along the meridian of Longitude 137° 40' East to its intersection with the parallel of Latitude 15° 30' South;

(5)        from there west along the parallel of Latitude 15° 30' South to the point of commencement.

 

Schedule 18 – Cambridge Gulf

The area bounded by the line:

(1)        commencing at the intersection of the northern coastline of the mainland of Australia at mean low water with the meridian of Longitude 128° 45' East;

(2)        from there north along the meridian of Longitude 128° 45' East to its intersection with parallel of Latitude 14° 06' East;

(3)        from there west along the parallel of Latitude 14° 06' East to its intersection with meridian of Longitude 128° 06.5' East;

(4)        from there south along the meridian of Longitude 128° 06.5' East to its intersection with parallel of Latitude 14° 09' South;

(5)        from there west along the parallel of Latitude 14° 09' South to its intersection with meridian of Longitude 127° 46.5' East;

(6)        from there north along the meridian of Longitude 127° 46.5' East to its intersection with parallel of Latitude 14° 06' East;

(7)        from there west along the parallel of Latitude 14° 06' East to its intersection with the coastline of the mainland of Australia at mean low water;

(8)        from there generally south easterly along the coastline of Australia at mean low water to the point of commencement.

 

Schedule 19 – Goulburn Islands

The area bounded by the line: 

(1)        commencing at the intersection of the northern coastline of the mainland of Australia at mean low water with the meridian of Longitude 132° 57.7' East;

(2)        from there north along the meridian of Longitude 132° 57.7' East to its intersection with the parallel of Latitude 11° 10.5' South;

(3)        from there east along the parallel of Latitude 11° 10.5' South to its intersection with the meridian of Longitude 133° 31' East;

(4)        from there south along the meridian of Longitude 133° 31' East to the northern coastline of the mainland of Australia at mean low water;

(5)        from there generally northwest along the coastline of the mainland of Australia at mean low water to the point of commencement.

 

Schedule 20 – Gulf of Carpentaria

The area bounded at the line:

(1)        commencing at the intersection of the northern coastline of the mainland of Australia at mean low water with the meridian of Longitude 135° 56.78' East;

(2)        from there north along the meridian of Longitude 135° 56.78' East to its intersection with the southern coastline of Alger Island at mean low water, in the vicinity of the point of Latitude 11° 54.3' South, Longitude 135° 56.77' East;

(3)        from there north-easterly along the eastern coastline of Alger Island at mean low water to the northern most point of Alger Island at mean low water, in the vicinity of the point of Latitude 11° 50.9' South, Longitude 135° 59' East;

(4)        from there north easterly along the geodesic to the southernmost coastline of Warnawi Island at mean low water, in the vicinity of the point of Latitude 11° 48.77' South, Longitude 136° 01.7' East;

(5)        from there north easterly along the geodesic to the southernmost coastline of Jirrgari Island at mean low water, in the vicinity of the point of Latitude 11° 43.53' South, Longitude 136° 07.85' East;

(6)        from there north-easterly along the eastern coastline of Jirrgari Island at mean low water to the easternmost point of Jirrgari Island at mean low water, in the vicinity of the point of Latitude 11° 41.92' South, Longitude 136° 09.32' East;

(7)        from there north easterly along the geodesic to the most south westerly point of Raragala Island at mean low water, in the vicinity of the point of Latitude 11° 41.6' South, Longitude 136° 09.55' East;

(8)        from there north-easterly along the eastern coastline of Raragala Island at mean low water to the southern end of Gugari Rip (Hole in the Wall) at mean low water, in the vicinity of the point of Latitude 11° 34.07' South, Longitude 136° 22.33' East;

(9)        from there north easterly along the geodesic, across the southern end of Gugari Rip (Hope in the Wall), to the southernmost point of Guluwaru Island at mean low water, in the vicinity of the point of Latitude 11° 34' South, Longitude 136° 22.45' East;

(10)    from there north-easterly along the eastern coastline of Guluwuru Island at mean low water to the northern most point of Guluwuru Island at mean low water, in the vicinity of the point of Latitude 11° 28' South, Longitude 136° 28.32' East;

(11)    from there north easterly along the geodesic, across the southern end of Cumberland Straight, to the southernmost point of Marchinbar Island at mean low water, in the vicinity of the point of Latitude 11° 27.68' South, Longitude 136° 29.6' East;

(12)    from there north-easterly along the eastern coastline of Marchinbar Island at mean low water to the northern most point of Marchinbar Island at mean low water, in the vicinity of the point of Latitude 11° 01.1' South, Longitude 136° 45.58' East;

(13)    from there north easterly along the geodesic to the easternmost point of Rimbija Island at mean low water, in the vicinity of the point of Latitude 11° 0.33' South, Longitude 136° 45.77' East;

(14)    from there north-westerly along the coastline of Rimbija Island at mean low water to the northern most point of Cape Wessel at mean low water, in the vicinity of the point of Latitude 11° 00.05' South, Longitude 136° 45.42' East;

(15)    from there easterly along the geodesic to the point of Latitude 11°00' South, Longitude 137° 05' East;

(16)    from there south along the meridian of Longitude 137° 05' East to its intersection with the parallel of Latitude 11° 47' South;

(17)    from there north easterly along the geodesic to the intersection of the parallel of Latitude 11° 00' South with the coastline of the mainland of Australia at mean low water, in the vicinity of Crab Island, on the eastern side of the Gulf of Carpentaria;

(18)    from there generally southerly and north-westerly along the coastline of the mainland of Australia at mean low water to the point of commencement.

 

Schedule 21 – Gear trial areas

Part A - Karumba southern gear trial area

The area bounded by the line:

(1)        commencing at the point of Latitude 17° 20' South, Longitude 140° 35' East;

(2)        from there north along the meridian of Longitude 140° 35' East to its intersection with the parallel of Latitude 17° 15' South;

(3)        from there east along the parallel of Latitude 17° 15' South to its intersection with the meridian of Longitude 140° 45' East;

(4)        from there south along the meridian of Longitude 140° 45' East to its intersection with the parallel of Latitude 17° 20' South;

(5)        from there west along the parallel of Latitude 17° 20' South to the point of commencement.

 

Part B - Karumba northern gear trial area

The area bounded by the line:

(1)        commencing at the point of Latitude 16° 35' South, Longitude 140° 25' East;

(2)        from there north along the meridian of Longitude 140° 25' East to its intersection with the parallel of Latitude 16° 30' South;

(3)        from there east along the parallel of Latitude 16° 30' South to its intersection with the meridian of Longitude 140° 30' East;

(4)        from there south along the meridian of Longitude 140° 30' East to its intersection with the parallel of Latitude 16° 35' South;

(5)        from there west along the parallel of Latitude 16° 35' South to the point of commencement.

 

Part C - Darwin gear trial area

The area bounded by the line:

(1)        commencing at the point of Latitude 12° 20' South and Longitude 130° 36' East;

(2)        from there north along the meridian of Longitude 130° 36' East to its intersection with the parallel of Latitude 12° 15' South;

(3)        from there east along the parallel of Latitude 12° 15' South to its intersection with the meridian of Longitude 130° 41' East;

(4)        from there south along the meridian of Longitude 130° 41' East to its intersection with the parallel of Latitude 12° 20' South;

(5)        from there west along the parallel of Latitude 12° 20' South to the point of commencement.

 

Part D - West of Cape York gear trial area

The area bounded by the line:

(1)        commencing at the point of Latitude 11°59' South and Longitude 141°32' East;

(2)        then running north along that meridian of Longitude 141°32' East to its intersection with the parallel of Latitude 11°54' South;

(3)        then east along that parallel to its intersection with the meridian Longitude 141°37' East;

(4)        then south along that meridian to the intersection with the parallel of Latitude 11°59' South, and

(5)        then west along that parallel to the point of commencement.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Endnotes

Endnote 1—About the endnotes

The endnotes provide information about this compilation and the compiled law.

The following endnotes are included in every compilation:

Endnote 1—About the endnotes

Endnote 2—Abbreviation key

Endnote 3—Legislation history

Endnote 4—Amendment history

Abbreviation key—Endnote 2

The abbreviation key sets out abbreviations that may be used in the endnotes.

Legislation history and amendment history—Endnotes 3 and 4

Amending laws are annotated in the legislation history and amendment history.

The legislation history in endnote 3 provides information about each law that has amended (or will amend) the compiled law. The information includes commencement details for amending laws and details of any application, saving or transitional provisions that are not included in this compilation.

The amendment history in endnote 4 provides information about amendments at the provision (generally section or equivalent) level. It also includes information about any provision of the compiled law that has been repealed in accordance with a provision of the law.

Misdescribed amendments

A misdescribed amendment is an amendment that does not accurately describe the amendment to be made. If, despite the misdescription, the amendment can be given effect as intended, the amendment is incorporated into the compiled law and the abbreviation “(md)” added to the details of the amendment included in the amendment history.

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

Fisheries Management (Northern Prawn Fishery Seasonal Closures) Direction 2021

F2021L00250

1 April 2021

-

 

Fisheries Management (Northern Prawn Fishery Seasonal Closures) Amendment Direction No. 1 2021

F2021L00710

09/06/2021

-

 

Endnote 4—Amendment history

 

Provision affected

How affected

s 8(4)

am F2021L00710  

s 8(5)

ad F2021L00710

s 8(6)

ad F2021L00710

s 8(7)

ad F2021L00710