Crustacean Fisheries Advisory Committee

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​The Crustacean Fisheries Advisory Committee (CFAC) advises the Minister on issues relating to the commercial rock lobster and giant crab fisheries.


There are generally two to three CFAC meetings each year, depending on the work schedule and current issues. Most meetings are held in Hobart, however from time to time meetings may be held in other locations to provide an opportunity for wider industry to meet committee members and get involved in the committee process.

CFAC meetings are not generally open for casual observers, however, the FAC may hold an open session prior to a meeting or alternatively the Chair may invite people to attend a specific agenda item where appropriate.



​Independent Chair ​Ian Cartwright
Tasmanian Rock Lobster Fishermens Association (TRLFA) representativesKarl Krause
Troy Rainbird
Jonathan Hammond
​Tasmanian Rock Lobster Fishermens Association (TRLFA) representative​Kylie Cahill
​Tasmanian Seafood Industry Council (TSIC) representative​Julian Harrington
​Community and Conservation representative​​​​​Vacant
​Rock lobster industry representatives (not on the TRLFA Board)​Clive Perryman​
Dawn Jordan

​Giant crab industry representative​Vacant
​Processor representatives

​Michael Blake
Ian Heathorn

​IMAS Scientific Researcher representative

​​Klaas Hartman

​​Tasmania Marine Police

Ben Cunningham

​​NRE Tas Fisheries Compliance and Licensing Manager

​Angela Iles

​NRE Tas Rock Lobster Fishery Manager​

​​Sonja Hempel

​​NRE Tas Executive Officer

​​James Parkinson


Minutes are taken for each meeting and all recommendations and action items are recorded. The Chair also provides the Minister with his/her own summary of the meeting proceedings.


 Minutes CFAC Meeting 91- 26 April 2023 


 Minutes CFAC Meeting 90- 1 November 2022

 Minutes CFAC Meeting 89- 29 June 2022 


 Minutes CFAC Meeting 88 - 28 October 2021

Minutes CFAC Meeting 87 - 27 September 2021  

Minutes CFAC Meeting 86 - 26 February 2021 


  Minutes CFAC Meeting 85 - 28 October 2020 

  Minutes CFAC Meeting 84 - 8 July 2020  

If you have an issue you would like the FAC to be aware of please contact the CFAC Executive Officer to arrange it to be tabled for discussion.  Industry members can contact the TRLFA Chief Executive Officer if you need assistance drafting a paper for a CFAC meeting.


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