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




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



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


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


Late August 2022 (TBC)


TS Prawn Management Advisory Committee



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



27-28 September 2022

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.


12 October 2022

Finfish Resource Assessment Group 11


Video Conference


Review of data for Spanish mackerel stock assessment


October 2022 (TBC)


TRLRAG Data Sub- Group 2



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


10 November 2022


Hand Collectable Working Group 19


Thursday Island

Outcomes of black teatfish opening, TACs for 2023 fishing season, 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.


1 Dec 2022

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

Prawn Fishery 2022 season closes


7 - 8 December 2022


Finfish Working Group


Thursday Island

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


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 23 August 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.