When is my PZJA meeting?

This page has a list of upcoming PZJA committee meetings.  For meeting agendas and papers please visit the PZJA committees page. This page also includes meeting agendas, papers and minutes for historic meetings. Upcoming PZJA committee meetings:

 

Date

Group

Venue

Key Business

1 January 2020

Hand Collectable Fishery season opens: Beche-de-mer, Trochus, Pearl Shell

Week of 20 January 2020 (TBC)

Protected Zone Joint Authority

TBC

Final tropical rock lobster (TRL) total allowable catch (TAC) and other matters to be advised.

29-30 January 2020

Torres Strait Prawn Management Advisory Committee

Cairns

Bycatch reduction device (BRD) trials, harvest strategy review, stock assessment outcomes and setting of total allowable effort (TAE) limit for 2021

1 February 2020

Tropical Rock Lobster Fishery opens to hookah fishing, subject to moon-tide hookah closures.*

1 February 2020

Torres Strait Prawn Fishery season opens (BRD trial to occur on 1 boat in first few months of season).

21 February 2020

Hand collectables Working Group

Thursday Island

Advice to support Black Teatfish opening and review preliminary Eastern Torres Strait Beche-de-mer (BDM) stock survey results.

11 March 2020

Torres Strait Scientific Advisory Committee

Thursday Island

Discuss pre-proposals, consultation plans and other TSSAC business, including ethics regarding research

TBC by DFAT

Aust-PNG Treaty Bilateral meeting

Port Moresby

PNG and Australia to discuss commercial catch sharing arrangements under the Torres Strait Treaty.

Week of 5-8 May 2020

TRL Resource Assessment Group

Thursday Island

Review final results of stock assessment and other matters to be advised

Week of 5-8 May 2020

TRL Data Sub-Group

Thursday Island

Review of data needs. Improvements to TRL data collection and analysis

3-4 June 2020

Torres Strait Scientific Advisory Committee

Teleconference

Teleconference (or possible face to face) to discuss TSSAC full research proposals

1 July 2020

Torres Strait Finfish Fishery 2020-21 season opens

Week of 3 August 2020 (TBC)

Hand Collectables Working Group

TBC

Outcomes of BDM stock survey results and Black Teatfish opening (TBC)

Catch and effort summary from 2019 season

Week of 5 Oct 2020

Hand Collectables Working Group

TBC

Advice on BDM total allowable catch (TAC) limits for 2021 season. Other matters to be confirmed

2-3 September 2020

Finfish Resource Assessment Group

TBC

Review 2019-20 season catch data

30 September 2020

Tropical Rock Lobster Fishery 2019-20 fishing season closes.

Mid October 2020 (TBC)

Finfish Resource Assessment Group

TBC

Advice on sustainable catch limits for 2021-22 season

November 2020

Torres Strait Scientific Advisory Committee

Teleconference

Annual research statement and discussion of research priorities for 2021-22

Mid November 2020

CSIRO led underwater survey of tropical rock lobster abundance.

25-26 November 2020

Finfish Working Group

TBC

Advice on Total Allowable Catches for 2021-22 season

1 December 2020

Tropical Rock Lobster Fishery opens for freediving and lamp fishing only (no hookah gear).

7-8 December 2020

Tropical Rock Lobster Resource Assessment Group

TBC

Review results of pre-season survey, catch-per-unit-effort analyses and empirical harvest control rule, recommended biological catch (RBC) for 2020-21 fishing season

9 December 2020

Tropical Rock Lobster Working Group

TBC

Resource Assessment Group meeting outcomes, final TAC, management priorities

Download a PDF of the upcoming PZJA Fisheries Consultative Meetings & Key Dates 2020.

If you would like to attend any of the above meetings and are not a member, please contact the relevant chair through the PZJA committees page to seek approval.