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:

Protected Zone Joint Authority Advisory committee meetings & key dates

Date

Group

Venue

Key Business

1 Jan 2022

Hand Collectable Fisheries 2022 season open: Beche-de-mer, Trochus, Pearl Shell

 

1 Feb 2022

Tropical Rock Lobster Fishery opens to hookah fishing, subject to moontide hookah closures

Prawn Fishery 2022 season opens.

 

11 Feb 2022

 

PZJA Meeting

 

Teleconference

TRL TAC for 2021-22; Finfish TAC for 2022-23, BDM

black teatfish opening 2022.

 

6-7 April 2022

TS Scientific Advisory Committee

 

Thursday Island

 

Assessment of research proposals.

1 July 2022

Torres Strait Finfish Fishery 2022-23 season opens.

August 2022 (TBC)

 

TRL Working Group 13

 

TBC

Consider outcomes of public consultation* on proposals to change management controls in the TRL Fishery

 

Late August 2022 (TBC)

 

TS Prawn Management Advisory Committee

 

 

Cairns

Harvest Strategy amendments, bycatch reduction device trial outcomes, Management Plan amendments, setting total allowable effort limit, discussion about season

dates.

 

8 Sept 2022

Finfish Resource Assessment Group 11

 

Video Conference

 

Review of data for Spanish mackerel stock assessment

 

Late September 2022 (TBC)

Hand Collectable Resource Assessment Group 2

 

Thursday Island

 

Outcomes of black teatfish opening, species assessment under the BDM harvest strategy, research priorities.

30 Sept 2022

Tropical Rock Lobster Fishery 2021-22 season closes.

 

October 2022 (TBC)

 

TRLRAG Data Sub- Group 2

 

TBC

Assess and identify improvements to fisher dependent data inputs to the Torres Strait TRL Fishery assessment framework. Consider a draft data plan

 

October 2022 (TBC)

 

Hand Collectable Working Group 19

 

Thursday Island

Outcomes of black teatfish opening, management options for the utilisation of white teatfish (TBA), other

management arrangements and research priorities

 

3-4 Nov 2022

Finfish Resource Assessment Group 12

 

Thursday Island

Spanish Mackerel stock assessment outcomes and Recommend Biological Catch advice.

Mid Nov 2022

CSIRO led underwater survey of tropical rock lobster abundance.

 

Late Nov 2022

 

Finfish Working Group

 

Thursday Island

Provide advice on Total Allowable Catches for 2022-23 season.

 

1 Dec 2022

Tropical Rock Lobster Fishery 2022-23 season opens - freediving & lamp fishing only (no hookah).

Prawn Fishery 2022 season closes

 

14 Dec 2022

TRL Resource Assessment Group 34

 

Thursday Island

Review CSIRO pre-season TRL underwater survey results, provide advice on RBC for 2022-23 season.

15 Dec 2022

TRL Working Group 14

Video conference

RAG meeting outcomes, TAC for 2022-23 season

31 Dec 2022

Beche-de-mer Fishery closes.


To confirm dates and for more information please call the AFMA Torres Strait Office on (07) 4069 1990.

Updated on 08 July 2022 – Dates and location of meetings may be subject to change.

Download a PDF of the upcoming 2022 PZJA Advisory Committee Meetings and Key Dates.
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.