PZJA Out of Session Decisions 14 October 2013
Protected Zone Joint Authority Torres Strait Beche-de-mer Fishery
The PZJA AGREES to:
- Set a 15 tonne Total Allowable Catch (TAC) limit for Black Teatfish to be available for a maximum of one month commencing September 2013* in the Torres Strait Beche-de-mer Fishery
- Note that under section 22 of the Torres Strait Fisheries Act 1984, AFMA holds the delegation to issue a cease fishing notice when the TAC is reached
- Undertake a review of management arrangements including the timing of any future seasons after the 2013 fishing season, and seek recommendations regarding future Black Teatfish TACs
- Catch reporting for Black Teatfish in the Traditional Inhabitant (TIB) sector be established through a catch data record sheet.
*Note that the Black Teatfish Fishery did not open in September 2013, the fishery will open in 2014 with a date yet to be determined.