Protected Zone Joint Authority
Responsible for management of commercial and traditional fishing in the Australian area of the Torres Strait Protected Zone (TSPZ) and designated adjacent Torres Strait waters.
An annual Tropical Rock Lobster fishery independent population survey (commonly referred to as ‘the pre-season survey’) is scheduled to take place from 8–22 November 2022 and will be conducted by the CSIRO.
At its 11 February 2022 meeting the Protected Zone Joint Authority (PZJA) decided that the Total Allowable Catches (TAC) for the Torres Strait Finfish Fishery (TSFF) will be 75 tonnes for Spanish mackerel and 135 tonnes for coral trout.
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