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This instrument determines the fishing season and the Total Allowable Commercial Catch for each quota species in the Eastern Tuna and Billfish Fishery for the 2023 fishing season.
Administered by: Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry
Registered 17 Nov 2022
Tabling HistoryDate
Tabled HR21-Nov-2022
Tabled Senate22-Nov-2022
To be ceased 31 Dec 2023
Ceased by Self Ceasing

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Eastern Tuna and Billfish Fishery (Fishing Season and Total Allowable Commercial Catch) Determination 2023

 

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               17 November 2022                 

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 (Fishing Season and Total Allowable Commercial Catch) Determination 2023.

2  Commencement

                   This instrument commences on 1 January 2023.

3  Authority

                   This instrument is made pursuant to paragraph 17(6)(aa) of the Fisheries Management Act 1991 and sections 1.3 and 3.2 of the Eastern Tuna and Billfish Fishery Management Plan 2010 (the Plan).

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 31 December 2023.

 6  Fishing Season

                   The fishing season is the period commencing on 1 January 2023 and ending on 31 December 2023.

7  Total Allowable Commercial Catch

                   The total allowable commercial catch for quota species in the Eastern Tuna and Billfish Fishery for the fishing season is:

 



Quota species

Total Allowable Commercial Catch (tonnes)

Albacore Tuna

2,500

Whole weight

Bigeye Tuna

1,056

Whole weight

Broadbill Swordfish

1,047

Whole weight

Striped Marlin

351

Whole weight

Yellowfin Tuna

2,400

Whole weight