DETERMINATION OF FISHING EFFORT
Torres Strait Fisheries Act 1984
Torres Strait Prawn Fishery Management Plan 2009
TORRES STRAIT PRAWN FISHERY TOTAL ALLOWABLE EFFORT DETERMINATION 2014
The PROTECTED ZONE JOINT AUTHORITY makes the following Determination pursuant to section 15A of the Torres Strait Fisheries Act 1984 under section 2.5 of the Torres Strait Prawn Fishery Management Plan 2009.
Dated: 30 January 2015
Senator the Hon. Richard Colbeck
Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister for Agriculture on behalf of the Torres Strait Protected Zone Joint Authority
1. This Determination may be cited as the Torres Strait Prawn Fishery Total Allowable Effort Determination 2015.
2. This Determination commences on the day after registration on the Federal Register of Legislative Instruments.
3. This Instrument ceases to have effect as if revoked on 1 December 2015 unless earlier revoked.
4.1 In this Determination:
(a) the Act means the Torres Strait Fisheries Act 1984; and
(b) fishing day, for use entitlement, means each whole number resulting from the conversion of units to use entitlement under Part 4 of the Torres Strait Prawn Fishery Management Plan 2009.
(c) fishing season has the meaning given by section 2.3 of the Torres Strait Prawn Fishery Management Plan 2009.
(d) PZJA means the Protected Zone Joint Authority.
(f) Total Allowable Effort or TAE, for a fishing season, means the total fishing effort that may be expended in the fishery in that season, determined by the PZJA under section 2.5 or 2.6 of Torres Strait Prawn Fishery Management Plan 2009.
4.2 Terms used but not defined in this Determination have the same meaning as in the Act and the Torres Strait Fisheries Regulations 1985.
DETERMINATION OF TOTAL ALLOWABLE EFFORT
5. The total allowable effort for the Torres Strait Prawn Fishery for the 2015 fishing season is 9,200 fishing days.