Eastern Tuna and Billfish Fishery Total Allowable Commercial Catch and Undercatch/Overcatch Determination 2015

Link to law: https://www.comlaw.gov.au/Details/F2015L00054

 
DETERMINATION OF FISHING CAPACITY
 
Fisheries Management Act 1991
Subsection 17(6)(aa)
Eastern Tuna and Billfish Fishery Management Plan 2010
Subsection 3.2(1)
 
 EASTERN TUNA AND BILLFISH FISHERY TOTAL ALLOWABLE COMMERCIAL CATCH AND UNDERCATCH/OVERCATCH DETERMINATION 2015
 
                                                                                                                                                           
 
The AUSTRALIAN FISHERIES MANAGEMENT AUTHORITY makes the following Determination pursuant to subsection 17(6)(aa) of the Fisheries Management Act 1991 under subsections 3.2(1) and 3.2(2) of the Eastern Tuna and Billfish Fishery Management Plan 2010.
 
Dated:  15   January 2015
 
Signed in accordance with a
resolution of the Commission
 
 
 
 
Andrew Pearson
Executive Secretary
Australian Fisheries Management Authority
                                                                                                                                                           
 
Citation
1.   This Determination may be cited as the Eastern Tuna and Billfish Fishery Total Allowable Commercial Catch and Undercatch/Overcatch Determination 2015.
 
Commencement
2.   This Determination commences on the day after it is registered on the Federal Register of Legislative Instruments.
 
Cessation
3.   This Determination ceases as if revoked on 1 March 2016 unless earlier revoked. 
Interpretation
4.   Terms used in this Determination that are defined for the purposes of the Eastern Tuna and Billfish Fishery Management Plan 2010 (‘the Plan’) have the same meanings in this Determination as they have in that Plan.
Notes:             1.    Terms defined in the Fisheries Management Act 1991 have the same meanings in this Determination.
Determination of total allowable commercial catch
5.   The total allowable commercial catch for quota species for the Eastern Tuna and Billfish Fishery fishing season commencing on 1 March 2015 and ending on 29 February 2016 is:
 

Quota species
Total Allowable Commercial Catch

Albacore Tuna
2500 tonnes
Whole weight

Bigeye Tuna
1056 tonnes
Whole weight

Broadbill Swordfish
1381 tonnes
Whole weight

Striped Marlin
351 tonnes
Whole weight

Yellowfin Tuna
2200 tonnes
Whole weight

 
Determination of overcatch and undercatch
6.   The determined percentage and determined weight, for section 4.5 of the Plan (Obligations relating to overcatch), and the determined percentage for section 4.6 of the Plan (Obligations relating to undercatch) for each quota species for the Eastern Tuna and Billfish Fishery fishing season commencing on 1 March 2015 and ending on 29 February 2016 are:
 

Quota Species
Determined Percentage (Overcatch – s4.5)
Determined Percentage (Undercatch – s4.6)
Determined weight (s4.5)

Albacore Tuna
10%
10%
2,000 Kg

Bigeye Tuna
10%
10%
2,000 Kg

Broadbill Swordfish
10%
10%
2,000 Kg

Striped Marlin
10%
10%
2,000 Kg

Yellowfin Tuna
10%
10%
2,000 Kg

 
 
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