The Abalone Fishery Advisory Committee (AbFAC) advises the Minister on issues related to the commercial abalone fishery.
There are usually four AbFAC meetings each year, depending on work schedule and issues. Most meetings are held in Hobart over one day. From time-to-time meetings may be held in other locations to provide an opportunity for wider industry to meet committee members and to get involved in the AbFAC process.
AbFAC meetings are not generally open for observers; however, an open session may be held prior to a meeting or the Chair may invite people to attend discussion of a specific agenda item.
President, Tasmanian Abalone Council (TACL)
Tasmanian Seafood Industry Council (TSIC) representative
Community and Conservation representative - Tasmanian Conservation Trust (TCT)
IMAS Scientific Research representative
Tasmania Marine Police
Snr Sgt William Grierson
TACL Chief Executive
|Quota holder representatives||Darvin Hansen|
|Diver representatives||Paul Richardson|
Minutes are taken at each meeting and all recommendations and action items are recorded. The Chair also provides the Minister with his or her own summary of the meeting's proceedings.
AbFAC 101 Minutes (PDF 202Kb)
AbFAC 101 25 October 2021 Agenda
AbFAC 100 31 August 2021 Meeting Minutes
AbFAC 100 31 August 2021 Agenda
AbFAC 99 20 August 2021 Meeting Minutes
AbFAC 99 20 August 2021 Agenda
AbFAC 98 30 October 2020 Meeting Minutes
AbFAC 98 30 October 2020 Agenda
AbFAC 97 24 August 2020 Meeting Minutes
AbFAC 97 24 August 2020 Agenda
AbFAC 96 7 July 2020 Meeting Minutes
AbFAC 96 7 July 2020 Agenda
AbFAC 95 Meeting Minutes
AbFAC 95 22 May 2020 Agenda