PZJA Out of Session Decisions 30 December 2009

The following decisions were made by the PZJA by correspondence on 30 December 2009:

With respect to the Torres Strait Tropical Rock Lobster (TRL) Fishery;

1.1   The PZJA AGREED to the following management arrangements for the Torres Strait Tropical Rock Lobster Fishery for 2010:

a) A 7 day moon-tide hookah closure; and
b) A 30% tender reduction for Transferable Vessel Holder (TVH) fishers.

1.2   The PZJA AGREED that the interim management arrangements will be for 2010 only and that any future management arrangements will only be introduced if they support the outcomes the TRL 5 year business plan.

1.3   The PZJA NOTED that other management options have been identified, however these should wait until the TRL 5 year business plan is complete.