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Black Teatfish opening a success for a 2nd year running

3 June 2022

In February 2022, the Protected Zone Joint Authority (PZJA) agreed to a second trial reopening of the fishery for black teatfish subject to a 20 tonnes Total Allowable Catch (TAC) and requirement o

Applications extended for PZJA committee members

5 May 2022

The Australian Fisheries Management Authority (AFMA), on behalf of the Protected Zone Joint Authority (PZJA), has extended the application period for Chairs, Scientific Members and Industry members

Applications open for PZJA committee members

16 March 2022

The Australian Fisheries Management Authority (AFMA), on behalf of the Protected Zone Joint Authority (PZJA), is seeking applications for Chairs, Scientific Members and Industry members for the var

Get ready for the Torres Strait tropical rock lobster 2021-22 season

22 November 2021

The Torres Strait Tropical Rock Lobster season starts on 1 December 2021 and the Australian Fisheries Management Authority is reminding fishers and fish receiver to get ready.

CSIRO Kaiar survey 9-22 November 2021

6 October 2021

CSIRO will be conducting a pre-season Kaiar abundance survey over the neap tides between 9-22 November 2021.

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

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