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

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 and Coral trout for the 2021-22 fishing season as follows:

The Finfish fishing season commences on 1 July 2021.

Species Total Allowable Catch (TAC)
Spanish mackerel 74 tonnes
Coral trout 135 tonnes


Access to the Fishery is reserved for Traditional Inhabitants who hold a Traditional Inhabitant Boat (TIB) licence and fishers that lease annual sunset licences (sunset sector) from the Torres Strait Regional Authority (TSRA). The leasing process for 2021-22 is expected to be completed before the start of the 2021-22 fishing season. AFMA will further advise licence holders on the outcomes of this leasing process including the number of sunset licences issued and total catch leased to these licences.

AFMA will provide catch watch reports throughout the season to advise licence holders on reported catches against the TACs.

Read the letter sent to Finfish Fishery licence holders 2021-22 catch limits.


For more information

Please contact AFMA Thursday Island Office 07 4069 1990 or email
If you suspect you see illegal fishing ring the
CRIMFISH Hotline on 1800 274 634

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