2022 Black Teatfish trial opening

Key information

Start date: 9 May 2022

TAC date (closing date): 12 May 2022. 

  • TIB licence holders must stop all fishing for black teatfish by 1200hrs (12pm) AEST on the TAC Date of 12 May 2022 and land all their black teatfish catches to a licenced fish receiver by 1800hrs (6pm) AEST.
     
  • Fish receiver licence holders must stop receiving black teatfish by 1800hrs (6pm) AEST on the TAC Date of 12 May 2022.

Total Allowable Catch: 20 tonnes

Catch against the TAC:  15.87 tonne (as at 11:30pm 11 May 2022)

Check your BDM licence details by downloading the Torres Strait Fishery Licence Holder list.

 

Information for fishers

Download the letter to Torres Strait Beche-de-mer Fishery Traditional Inhabitant Boat (TIB) Licence Holders on Notification of determination of the TAC Date for the black teatfish fishery

Download the letter to Torres Strait Beche-de-mer Fishery Traditional Inhabitant Boat (TIB) Licence Holder on the variation of their licence conditions for the 2022 black teatfish trial opening.

Download the checklist for Fishers.

 

Information for fish receivers

Download the letter to Torres Strait Fish Receiver Licence Holders on Notification of determination of the TAC Date for the black teatfish fishery

Download the letter to Torres Strait Fish Receiver Licence Holder on the variation of their licence conditions for the 2022 black teatfish trial opening.

Download the checklist for Fish Receivers.

 

Report daily

Fish receivers must:

Send an image/photo of your completed CDR electronically to AFMA on the same day you receive the catch. This means daily to:

SMS: 0437 825 291, Email: blackteatfish [at] afma.gov.au or Fax: (07) 4069 1277

Key information

Fishers must

  • Hold a current TIB fishing licence with Beche-de-mer (BD) entry.
  • Make sure that all crew are traditional inhabitants.
  • Land black teatfish catches to a licenced fish receiver on the same day that catch is taken. This means daily.

Fishers must not

  • Fish or stockpile black teatfish before 9 May 2022.
  • Use hookah gear.
  • Take black teatfish that are smaller than 25 centimetres.
  • Fish from a boat greater than 7m in length.
  • Fish for black teatfish after the TAC Date.

Fish receivers must

  • Hold a current fish receiver licence
  • Ensure the receiver premises on the licence are up-to-date
  • Only receive catches from licenced fishers
  • Only receive catch at premises nominated on your fish receiver licence
  • Send an image/photo of your completed CDRs electronically to AFMA on the same day you receive the catch. This means daily.

Fish receivers must not

  • Receive black teatfish before 9 May 2022.
  • Receive black teatfish after the TAC Date.

Contact information

For more information, contact AFMA tistaff [at] afma.gov.au or 07 4069 1990