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06 Oct 2021
CSIRO Kaiar survey 9-22 November 2021

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

17 Aug 2021
Traditional Inhabitant boat driver wanted for CSIRO Tropical Rock Lobster Survey

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.

16 Aug 2021
Electronic catch disposal records streamlines catch reporting for Torres Strait fish receivers

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

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

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 for Spanish mackerel and 135 tonnes for coral trout.

14 Apr 2021
Industry cooperation essential for the success of the black teatfish trial opening

The 2021 black teatfish trial opening will commence on 30 April 2021 with a Total Allowable Catch (TAC) limit set at 20 tonnes. This is an important milestone for the Torres Strait Beche-de-mer (BDM) Fishery. It is a positive step towards redeveloping the black teatfish component of the BDM Fishery and increasing economic returns for the Torres Strait BDM industry.

01 Mar 2021
Trial opening for black teatfish starting 30 April 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.

26 Feb 2021
Revised Total Allowable Catch (TAC) for the 2020-21 Fishing Season (as at 26 February 2021)

On 25 February 2021, Senator the Hon. Jonathon Duniam determined an increase to the total allowable catch (TAC) of tropical rock lobster (TRL) in the Australian waters of the TRL Fishery from 200 tonnes to 420.863 tonnes for the 2020-21 fishing season (Torres Strait Fisheries Tropical Rock Lobster (Total Allowable Catch) Amendment Determination (No. 1) 2021).

05 Feb 2021
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: