Consultation - Fisheries Regulations Amendments

​Public comment is now open on proposed amendments to the Fisheries (General and Fees) Regulations 2016 that were released on 9 August 2022.

The aims of the proposed alterations are:

  • increases to size limits in the commercial blacklip abalone fishery;

  • extending the period a management plan may be be increased from 12 to 24 months;

  • requiring a person transporting fish on behalf of the holder of a fish processing licence or handling licence to keep records; and
  • in the commercial scallop fishery, regarding Schedule 1, Part 1 Fishing licences, 9 Fishing licence scallop, a) Renewal, (ii) fixed component, the proposed amendment is to alter the fixed component from a flat 8 fee units per scallop quota unit to a two tiered system based on scallop total allowable catch.
Read more here including the Information Paper and Draft Legislation. Consultation closes on 10 September 2022.

Published on: 8/18/2022

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