Final TAC for TRL Fishery now 494.85 tonnes
A recent agreement with Papua New Guinea (PNG) on catch sharing arrangements under the Torres Strait Treaty has resulted in an additional Total Allowable Catch (TAC) allocation to Australia of 86.212 tonnes.
As a result the Australian TAC has increased from 408.637 tonnes to 494.85 tonnes.
TAC share for the TIB sector
The TAC share for the TIB sector, under a final Australian TAC of 494.85 tonnes, will be 327.442 tonnes (66.17 per cent share of the TAC). The TAC for the TIB sector is exclusively available to all TIB licence holders.
As of 13 June, the reported catch TIB catch is 175.79 tonnes.
TAC share for the TVH sector
The TAC share for the TVH sector, under a final Australian TAC of 494.85 tonnes, will be 167.407 tonnes (33.83 per cent share of the TAC). The TAC for the TVH sector will be individually apportioned to TVH licence holders, through revised licence conditions, in accordance with individual provisional allocation notices of October 2007.
As of 13 June, the reported catch TVH catch is 92.73 tonnes.
Find more information on the 2018/19 season on the Tropical Rock Lobster Fishery page.