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    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
    • Five-year Strategic Research Plan.
    • Research funding priorities for 2024–25 Financial year.
    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
    • Total allowable catches for the 2024 fishing season.
    • Research priorities.
    18–19 October Hand Collectables working group  Waibene
    • Total allowable catches for the 2024 fishing season.
    • Research priorities.
    • Species specific management issues.


    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
    • Review of CSIRO led underwater pre-season survey results. 
    • Provide advice on RBC for 2023–24 season. 
    13–15 December 2023 Tropical Rock Lobster Working Group  Waibene
    • RAG meeting outcomes. 
    • TAC for 2023–24 season. 

    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.

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    Page last updated: 04/10/2023