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 catch through the mandatory fish receiver system.

Fishing for black teatfish will commence on 30 April 2021 and a letter has been sent to Beche-de-mer Fishery Traditional Inhabitant Boat (TIB) licence holders and Torres Strait Fish Receiver licence holders, notifying them of variations of their licence conditions to enable the black teatfish trial opening.

Download a copy of the letter sent to TIB licence holders.

Download a copy of the letter sent to Torres Strait Fish Receivers.