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-Jan-19 Hand Collectable Fishery season opens: Beche-de-mer, Trochus, Pearl Shell    
1-Feb-19 Tropical Rock Lobster Fishery opens to hookah fishing, subject to moon-tide hookah closures*    
25-Feb-19 PZJA Meeting Cairns TRL total allowable catch for 2018-19 season.
26-Feb-19 TS Scientific Advisory Committee Teleconference Assessment of research pre-proposals
12-15 March 2019 Joint Finfish Resource Assessment Group (#4) & Working Group. Cairns Progressing development of Finfish Harvest Strategy. Providing advice to support sustainable catch limits for 2019-20 season. Consider research pre-proposals for next season.
1-Apr-19 PZJA Meeting Teleconference TRL & BDM Harvest Strategies
28-30 May 2019 TS Scientific Advisory Committee Thursday Island Assessment of research project full proposals
18-Jun-19 TRL Resource Assessment Group -Data Subgroup Cairns Review of data needs. Improvement of data collection and analysis.
27-28 June 2019 Joint Finfish Working Group & RAG Cairns Progressing development of Finfish Harvest Strategy. 
1-Jul-19 Torres Strait Finfish Fishery 2019-20 season opens.    
1-2 August 2019 Hand Collectables Working Group (#15) Thursday Island Catch and effort summary from 2018 season. Consideration of comments on BDM Harvest Strategy and implementation plan. Advice to support black teatfish opening.
Mid-late September 2019 (TBC) TRL Resource Assessment Group Thursday Island Data Sub-Group outcomes, draft Harvest Strategy, research plan.
Mid-late September 2019 (TBC) TRL Working Group Thursday Island Draft Harvest Strategy, research plan, management arrangements for 2019-20 fishing season, future management priorities.
30 September 2019 Tropical Rock Lobster Fishery 2018-19 season closes.    
31 October- 1 Nov 2019  Finfish Resource Assessment Group (#5) Cairns Review 2018-19 season catch data. Provide advice on completed draft Harvest Strategy framework. Research priorities 2020 to 2025. 
Mid November 2019 CSIRO led underwater survey of tropical rock lobster abundance.    
27-28 November 2019 (TBC) Finfish Resource Assessment Group (#6) Torres Strait (venue TBC)  Provide advice on sustainable catch limits for or 2020-21 season.
29 November 2019 (TBC) Finfish Working Group Thursday Island Provide advice on Total Allowable Catches for 2020-21 season. Consider draft Harvest Strategy framework ahead of PZJA consideration.
1-Dec-19 Tropical Rock Lobster Fishery opens for freediving and lamp fishing only (no hookah gear).    
10-11 Dec 2019 TRL Resource Assessment Group (#27) Thursday Island Review CSIRO pre-season TRL underwater survey results.
12-Dec-19 TRL Working Group TBC RAG meeting outcomes, preliminary or final total allowable catch (TAC), future management priorities.
27-28 February 2020 (TBC) Finfish Resource Assessment group (#7) Thursday Island Additional meeting if required to provide advice to PZJA on sustainable catch limits.

Download a PDF of the upcoming PZJA Fisheries Consultative Meetings & Key Dates 2019.

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.