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This instrument amends the Fisheries Management (Northern Prawn Fishery Seasonal Closures) Direction 2021 to provide for additional area closures for specified periods within the Northern Prawn Fishery to protect juvenile tiger prawns, allow sufficient escapement to ensure an adequate spawning biomass of banana prawns and to achieve the maximum economic yield.
Administered by: Agriculture, Water and the Environment
Registered 08 Jun 2021
Tabling HistoryDate
Tabled HR15-Jun-2021
Tabled Senate15-Jun-2021
To be repealed 25 Aug 2021
Repealed by Division 1 of Part 3 of Chapter 3 of the Legislation Act 2003

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

I, Wez Norris, Chief Executive Officer of the Australian Fisheries Management Authority, make the following direction. 

Dated:  07 June 2021

 

 

 

 

 

 

Wez Norris

Chief Executive Officer

 


1  Citation

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

2  Commencement

                   This instrument commences on 09 June 2021.

3  Authority

                   This instrument is made under subsection 41A(3) of the Fisheries Management Act 1991.

4  Schedules

                   Each instrument that is specified in a Schedule to this instrument is amended or repealed as set out in the applicable items in the Schedule concerned, and any other item in a Schedule to this instrument has effect according to its terms.

Schedule 1Amendments

Fisheries Management (Northern Prawn Fishery Seasonal Closures) Direction 2021

1     Subsection 8(4)

Before the first word in body of subsection 8(4) insert “subject to subsection 8(5)”.

2     After subsection 8(4)

Insert:

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.