This page has a list of upcoming PZJA committee meetings and key dates.
For meeting agendas and papers please visit the PZJA committees page. This page also includes meeting agendas, papers and minutes for historic meetings.
Upcoming PZJA committee meetings
Protected Zone Joint Authority Advisory committee meetings & key dates.
|Date (2023)||Group||Venue||Key Business|
|1 January||Hand Collectable Fisheries 2023 season open: Beche-de-mer, Trochus, Pearl Shell.|
|1 February||Tropical Rock Lobster Fishery opens to hookah fishing.|
|1 February||Prawn Fishery 2023 season opens.|
|8 June||FFRAG Stock Assessment meeting||Cairns||TBC|
|1 July||Torres Strait Finfish Fishery 2022–23 season opens.|
|22–23 August||Torres Strait Scientific Advisory Committee||Waibene||
|30 August||Finfish Resource Assessment Group||Waibene||TBC|
|30 September||Tropical Rock Lobster Fishery 2021-22 season closes.|
|17-18 October||Hand Collectables Resource Assessment Group||Waibene||
|18–19 October||Hand Collectables working group||Waibene||
|Mid-November||CSIRO led underwater survey of tropical rock lobster abundance.|
|29–30 November||Finfish Resource Assessment Group||Cairns||RBC advice and update to the TSF01 logbook|
|5-6 December||Finfish Working Group||Cairns||TAC advice and other business|
|1 December||Tropical Rock Lobster Fishery 2023–24 season opens - freediving & lamp fishing only (no hookah).|
|1 December||Prawn Fishery 2023 season closes.|
|11–13 December||Tropical Rock Lobster Resource Assessment Group||Waibene||
|13–15 December 2023||Tropical Rock Lobster Working Group||Waibene||
Updated on 22 August 2023. Dates and venues may be subject to change.
Download a PDF of the 2023 PZJA Advisory Committee Meetings and Key Dates.
To confirm dates and for more information please call the AFMA Torres Strait Office on (07) 4069 1990.
If you would like to attend any of the above meetings and are not a member, please contact the relevant chair through the PZJA committees page to seek approval.