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Western Tuna and Billfish Fishery Total Allowable Commercial Catch 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 Western Tuna and Billfish Fishery Total Allowable Commercial Catch Determination 2021.

2  Commencement

  This instrument commences on 1 February 2021.

3  Authority

  This instrument is made pursuant to paragraph 17(6)(aa) of the Fisheries Management Act 1991 and subsection 11(1) of the Western Tuna and Billfish Fishery Management Plan 2005.  

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. 

5  Cessation

  This instrument ceases on 1 February 2022.  

 6  Total Allowable Commercial Catch

 

 The total allowable commercial catch for quota species for the Western Tuna and Billfish Fishery fishing season commencing on 1 February 2021 and ending on 31 January 2022 is:

 

Quota species

Total Allowable Commercial Catch

Bigeye Tuna

2,000 tonnes

Whole weight

Broadbill Swordfish

3,000 tonnes

Whole weight

Striped Marlin

125 tonnes

Whole weight

Yellowfin Tuna

5,000 tonnes

Whole weight