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Traditional Inhabitant boat driver wanted for CSIRO Tropical Rock Lobster Survey

17 August 2021

CSIRO have been conducting annual dive surveys to collect data on Kaiar and their surrounding habitat since 1989, these surveys have been jointly funded by AFMA and CSIRO.

Electronic catch disposal records streamlines catch reporting for Torres Strait fish receivers

16 August 2021

The Australian Fisheries Management Authority (AFMA) has launched an electronic Catch Disposal Records (eCDR) form as part of the Torres Strait Fish Receiver System.

Catch allowance for the sunset licence sector of Torres Strait Finfish Fishery for the 2021- 22 season

3 August 2021

At its 28 January 2021 meeting the Protected Zone Joint Authority (PZJA) decided that the Total Allowable Catches (TAC) for the Torres Strait Finfish Fishery (TSFF) will be 74 tonnes fo

Industry cooperation essential for the success of the black teatfish trial opening

14 April 2021

The 2021 black teatfish trial opening will commence on 30 April 2021 with a Total Allowable Catch (TAC) limit set at 20 tonnes.

Trial opening for black teatfish starting 30 April 2021

1 March 2021

On 27 August 2020, the PZJA agreed to a trial reopening of the fishery for black teatfish subject to a 20 tonne Total Allowable Catch (TAC) and requirement of daily landing and daily reporting of c

Torres Strait Finfish Fishery Total Allowable Catch (TAC) limits for 2021-22 fishing season

5 February 2021

At its 28 January 2021 meeting the Protected Zone Joint Authority (PZJA) agreed on the Torres Strait Finfish Fishery Total Allowable Catch limits for Spanish mackerel

Developmental Permit for Training Purposes Policy (Training Permit Policy)

3 December 2020

The Protected Zone Joint Authority (PZJA) considered the outcomes of public consultation undertaken between 16 December 2019 and 29 February 2020 on a draft Developmental Permit for Training Purpos

Torres Strait Fishers (Quotas for Tropical Rock Lobster (Kaiar)) Management Plan Amendment

26 November 2020

The Protected Zone Joint Authority (PZJA), having considered outcomes of public consultation, have agreed to amend the Torres Strait Fishers (Quotas for Tropical Rock Lobster (Kaiar)) Management Pl

Update on fishing for black and white teatfish in the Torres Strait

4 September 2020

Black and white teatfish are species listed under the Convention on the International Trade of Endangered Species (CITES) Appendix II.

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