Northern Prawn Fishery (Closures) Direction No. 171

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DIRECTION NOT TO ENGAGE IN FISHING
 
Fisheries Management Act 1991
Subsection 41A(2)
 
NORTHERN PRAWN FISHERY (Closures) DIRECTION No. 171
                                                                                                                                                      
 
I, James Findlay, Chief Executive Officer of the Australian Fisheries Management Authority, as delegate under delegation No. 6 of 2013 made on 16th September 2013 from the Commission, make the following Direction under subsection 41A(2) of the Fisheries Management Act 1991.
 
 
 
Dated: 13  March 2015
 
 
 
 
 
James Findlay
Chief Executive Officer
Australian Fisheries Management Authority
                                                                                                                                                      
 
Citation
1.       This Direction may be cited as the Northern Prawn Fishery (Closures) Direction No. 171.
Commencement
2.       This Direction commences the day after it is registered on the Federal Register of Legislative Instruments.
Cessation
3.       This Direction ceases as if it was revoked at 2200 hours UTC on 31 December 2020 unless earlier revoked.
Interpretation
4.1     In this Direction:
"boat" means a boat that is nominated on statutory fishing rights for the Northern Prawn Fishery;
"gear trial" means a test, or a series of short tests, of equipment on or towed by a boat and carried out under the following conditions:
(a)   the test is conducted in such a way as to avoid the capture of fish, primarily by keeping the cod end of nets fully open at all times; and
(b)   fish that are captured in the equipment during the test are returned to the sea as soon as practicable after it becomes apparent that the fish have been captured.
 
"equipment" means equipment for fishing;
"UTC" means Coordinated Universal Time, the time scale based on the second (SI), maintained by the International Bureau of Weights and Measures.  For the purposes of this Direction UTC is equivalent to mean solar time at the prime meridian (0 degrees longitude), formerly expressed in Greenwich Mean Time (GMT).
4.2     Terms used in this Direction that are defined for the purposes of the Northern Prawn Fishery Management Plan 1995 have the same meanings in this Direction as they have in that Plan.
Notes:       1.      Terms defined in the Fisheries Management Act 1991 have the same meanings in this Direction.
4.3     This Direction is to be read consistently with other Directions made under the Fisheries Management Act 1991.
4.4     The origin of geographical coordinates used in this Direction is the World Geodetic System 1984 (WGS84).
To whom this Direction applies
5.       This Direction applies to a holder of a fishing concession in the Northern Prawn Fishery and to a person acting on behalf of the holder.
Direction not to engage in fishing (prior to season closures)
6.1         Fishing is not to be engaged in in the area of the fishery defined in Schedule 1 during the period commencing at 0000 hours UTC on 1 January and ending at 2200 hours UTC on 31 March each year.
6.2         Fishing is not to be engaged in in the area of the fishery defined in Schedule 2 during the period commencing at 0000 hours UTC on 1 January and ending at 2200 hours UTC on 31 March each year.
Direction not to engage in fishing (season one closures)
7.1     Fishing is not to be engaged in in the area defined in Schedules 3, 4, 5, 6, 7 and 8 during the period commencing at 2200 hours UTC 31 March and ending at 0200 hours UTC 15 June each year.
Gulf of Carpentaria
7.2     Fishing is not to be engaged in in the area defined in Schedule 9 during the period commencing at 2200 hours UTC 31 March and ending at 2200 hours UTC 30 April each year.
Gulf of Carpentaria - West
7.3     Fishing is not to be engaged in in the area defined in Schedule 10 during the period commencing at 0200 hours UTC 1 May and ending at 0200 hours UTC 15 June each year.
Night time fishing ban for Sweers Island - Mornington Island
7.4     Fishing is not to be engaged in in the area defined in Schedule 11 between the hours of 1100 UTC and 1900 UTC each day, during the period commencing at 2200 hours UTC 21 April and ending at 2200 hours UTC 15 June each year.
Direction not to engage in fishing (mid-season closures)
8.1     Fishing is not to be engaged in in the area defined in Schedule 12 during the period commencing at 0200 hours UTC 15 June and ending at 0830 hours UTC 1 August each year.
8.2     Fishing is not to be engaged in in the area defined in Schedule 13 during the period commencing at 0230 hours UTC 15 June and ending at 0900 hours UTC 1 August each year.
Direction not to engage in fishing (season two closures)
9.1     Fishing is not to be engaged in in the area of the fishery defined in Schedule 14 and Schedule 15 during the period commencing at 2200 hours UTC on 30 September and ending at 2200 hours UTC on 30 November each year.
9.2     Fishing is not to be engaged in in the area of the fishery defined in Schedule 16, Schedule 17 and Schedule 18 during the period commencing at 2230 hours UTC on 30 September and ending at 2230 hours UTC on 30 November each year.
Daylight fishing ban for Northern Territory waters
9.3     Fishing is not to be engaged in in the area of the fishery defined in Schedule 19 and Schedule 20 which is west of the meridian of Longitude 138° E, between the hours of 2230 UTC and 0830 UTC each day, during the period commencing at 0830 hours UTC on 1 August and ending at 2230 hours UTC on 30 November each year.
Daylight fishing ban for Queensland waters
9.4     Fishing is not to be engaged in in the area of the fishery defined in Schedule 20 which is east of the meridian of Longitude 138° E, between the hours of 2200 UTC and 0800 UTC each day, during the period commencing at 0800 hours UTC on 1 August and ending at 2200 hours UTC on 30 November each year.
Direction not to engage in fishing (end of season closures)
10.1   Fishing is not to be engaged in in the area of the fishery defined in Schedule 1 during the period commencing at 2200 hours UTC on 30 November and ending at 2359 hours UTC on 31 December each year.
10.2   Fishing is not to be engaged in in the area of the fishery defined in Schedule 2 during the period commencing at 2230 hours UTC on 30 November and ending at 2359 hours UTC on 31 December each year.
Exemption to the prohibitions
11.     The prohibition in clauses 6.1 through to 9.2 and clauses 10.1 and 10.2 does not apply to a person who is conducting a gear trial in an area of the fishery defined in Schedule 21.
Revocation of previous Direction
12.     This Direction revokes the Northern Prawn Fishery (Closures) Direction No. 170 with effect from the date of commencement of this Direction.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
SCHEDULE 1
Prior to and End of Season Closure
The area bounded by the line:
(a)                commencing at the intersection of the mainland of Australia at mean low water with the meridian of Longitude 138° East;
(b)               from there north along meridian of Longitude 138° East to its intersection with the parallel of Latitude 11° 47' South;
(c)                from there east along the parallel of Latitude 11° 47' South to its intersection with the mainland of Australia at the mean low water;
(d)               from there generally southerly and then generally westerly along the coastline of the mainland of Australia at mean low water to the point of commencement.
 
 
SCHEDULE 2
Prior to and End of Season Closure
The area bounded by the line:
(a)                commencing at the intersection of the north-western coastline of the mainland of Australia at mean low water with the western boundary of the Northern Prawn Fishery;
(b)               from there running north along the western boundary of the Northern Prawn Fishery to its intersection with the parallel of Latitude 13° 28' South;
(c)                from there east along the parallel of Latitude 13º 28' South to the meridian of Longitude 127° 42' East;
(d)               from there north easterly along the geodesic to the point of Latitude 12° 45' South, Longitude 129° 40' East;
(e)                from there north along the meridian of Longitude 129° 40' East to its intersection with the parallel of Latitude 10° 30' South;
(f)                from there east along the parallel of Latitude 10° 30' South to its intersection with the meridian of Longitude 133° 16' East;
(g)               from there south along the meridian of Longitude 133° 16' East to its intersection with the parallel of Latitude 11° 00' South;
(h)               from there south-easterly along the geodesic to the point of Latitude 11° 25' South, Longitude 134° 15' East;
(i)                 from there east along the parallel of Latitude 11° 25' South to its intersection with the meridian of Longitude 135° 35' East;
(j)                 from there north-easterly along the geodesic to the point of Latitude 11° 05' South, Longitude 136° 10' East;
(k)               from there north-easterly along the geodesic to the point of Latitude 10° 30' South, Longitude 136° 40' East;
(l)                 from there south-easterly along the geodesic to the point of Latitude 11° 00' South, Longitude 137° 05' East;
(m)             from there south along the meridian of Longitude 137° 05' East to its intersection with the parallel of Latitude 11° 47' South;
(n)               from there north easterly along the geodesic to the point of Latitude 11° 29.17' South, Longitude 138° East;
(o)               from there south along meridian of Longitude 138° East to its intersection with the mainland of Australian at mean low water;
(p)               from there generally westerly along the coastline of the mainland of Australia at mean low water to the point of commencement.
 
 
SCHEDULE 3
(Joseph Bonaparte Gulf)
The area bounded by the line:
(a)                commencing at the intersection of the northern coastline of the mainland of Australia at mean low water with the western boundary of the Northern Prawn Fishery, in the vicinity of Cape Londonderry;
(b)               from there north along the western boundary of the Northern Prawn Fishery to its intersection with the parallel of Latitude 13° 42' South;
(c)                from there east along the parallel of Latitude 13° 42' South to its intersection with the meridian of Longitude 127° 24' East;
(d)               from there south along the meridian of Longitude 127° 24' East to its intersection with the parallel of Latitude 13° 54.5' South;
(e)                from there east along the parallel of Latitude 13° 54.5' South to its intersection with the coastline of the mainland of Australia at mean low water, in the vicinity of Cape Dombey;
(f)                from there generally southerly, westerly and north-westerly along that coastline at mean low water to the point of commencement.
 
 
SCHEDULE 4
(North West of Groote Eylandt)
The area bounded by the line:
(a)                commencing at the point of Latitude 13° 38' South, Longitude 136° 57' East;
(b)               from there north-westerly along the geodesic to the point of Latitude 13º 15' South, Longitude 136° 27.6' East, in the vicinity of Cape Arrowsmith;
(c)                from there south-westerly along the geodesic to the point of Latitude 13º 19.57' South, Longitude 136º 19.97' East, in the vicinity of Cape Shield;
(d)               from there south along the geodesic to the point of Latitude 13º 50.32' South, Longitude 136º 20.03' East, in the vicinity of the western most point of Connexion Island;
(e)                from there south westerly along the geodesic to the point of Latitude 14° 30' South, Longitude 136° 00' East;
(f)                from there east along the parallel of Latitude 14° 30' South to its intersection with the meridian of Longitude 136° 19.5' East;
(g)               from there north along the meridian of Longitude 136° 19.5' East to its intersection with the south west coastline of Groote Eylandt at mean low water, in the vicinity of Tasman Point;
(h)               from there generally north east along the north western coastline of Groote Eylandt at mean low water to the most northerly point on Scott Point, in the vicinity of the point Latitude 13° 44.68' South, Longitude 136° 50.4' East;
(i)                 from there northeast along the geodesic to the point of commencement;
 
 
SCHEDULE 5
(South West Corner)
The area bounded by the line:
(a)                commencing at the point Latitude 14° 30' South, Longitude 136° East on the Cape Shield to West Island permanent closure;
(b)               from there south westerly along the geodesic to the point Latitude 14° 36.5' South, Longitude 135° 45' East;
(c)                from there south along the meridian on Longitude 135° 45' East to its intersection with the parallel of Latitude 14° 55' South;
(d)               from there south easterly along the geodesic to the point of Latitude 15° 28' South, Longitude 136° 45' East;
(e)                from there east along the parallel of Latitude 15° 28' South to its intersection with the meridian of Longitude 137° 00' East;
(f)                from there south easterly along the geodesic to the point Latitude 15° 37.5' South, Longitude 137° 04.2' East;
(g)               from there south easterly along the geodesic to the point of Latitude 15° 43' South, Longitude 137° 06' East, in the vicinity of Steepcut Rock;
(h)               from there south easterly along the geodesic to the point of Latitude 16° 00' South, Longitude 137° 30' East;
(i)                 from there south easterly along the geodesic to the point of Latitude 16° 06' South, Longitude 137° 45' East;
(j)                 from there south along the meridian Longitude 137° 45' East to its intersection with the northern coastline of the mainland of Australia at mean low water;
(k)               from there generally north westerly along the coastline of the mainland of Australian at mean low water to its intersection with the Cape Shield to West Island Permanent Closure boundary, in the vicinity of the point of Latitude 15° 39.85' South, Longitude 136° 28' East;
(l)                 from there generally north east, north west, north east and east along the off shore boundary of the Cape Shield to West Island Permanent Closure to the point of commencement.
 
 
SCHEDULE 6
(Fog Bay / Bynoe Harbour)
The area bounded by the line:
(a)                commencing at the northern most point of Charles Point at mean low water, in the vicinity of point of Latitude 12° 22.87' South , Longitude 130° 37.15' East;
(b)               from there north westerly along the geodesic to the point of Latitude 12° 22' South, Longitude 130° 17' East;
(c)                from there south westerly along the geodesic to the point of Latitude 12° 27' South, Longitude 130° 15' East;
(d)               from there south along the meridian of Longitude 130° 15' East to the point of Latitude 12° 32' South, Longitude 130° 15' East;
(e)                from there south easterly along the geodesic to the point Latitude 12° 42' South, 130° 16' East;
(f)                from there east along the parallel of Latitude 12° 42' South to its intersection with the coastline of the mainland of Australia at mean low water;
(g)               from there generally north easterly along that coastline at mean low water to the point of commencement.
 
 
SCHEDULE 7
(Lingi Point)
The area bounded by the line:
(a)                commencing at the intersection of the meridian of Longitude 132° 00' East with the coastline of the mainland of Australian at mean low water, in the vicinity of Vashion Head;
(b)               from there north along the meridian of Longitude 132° 00' East to its intersection with the parallel of Latitude 11° 05' South;
(c)                from there north westerly along the geodesic to the point of Latitude 10° 59’ South, 131° 53.7' East;
(d)               from there south westerly along the geodesic to its intersection with the point of Latitude 11° 08' South, Longitude 131° 45' East;
(e)                from there southerly along the geodesic to the intersection of the meridian of Longitude 131° 46' East with the coastline of the mainland of Australia at mean low water in the vicinity of the point of Latitude 11° 18.13' South, Longitude 131° 46' East near Cape Don;
(f)                from there generally north easterly along the coastline of Australia at mean low water to the point of commencement.
 
 
SCHEDULE 8
(Goulburn Islands)
The area bounded by the line:
(a)                commencing at the intersection of the meridian on Longitude 133° 30' East with the northern coastline of the mainland of Australia at mean low-water;
(b)               from there north along the meridian of Longitude 133° 30' East to its intersection with parallel of Latitude 11° 20' South;
(c)                from there west along the parallel of Latitude 11º 20’ South to its intersection with the coastline of the mainland of Australia at mean low water, in the vicinity of De Courcy Head;
(d)               from there generally south easterly along the coastline of the mainland of Australia at mean low water to the point of commencement.
 
SCHEDULE 9
(Gulf of Carpentaria)
The area bounded by the line:
(a)               commencing at the intersection of the parallel of Latitude 14° 30' South with the coastline of the mainland Australia on the western side of the Gulf of Carpentaria at mean low water;
(b)               from there east along the parallel of Latitude 14° 30' South to its intersection with the meridian of the Longitude 136° 12.85' East;
(c)               from there south easterly along the geodesic to the point of Latitude 15° 30' South, Longitude 137° 30' East;
(d)              from there south easterly along the geodesic to the point of Latitude 16° South, Longitude 138° East;
(e)               from there south easterly along the geodesic to the point of Latitude 16° 15' South, Longitude 139° East;
(f)                from there east along the parallel of Latitude 16° 15' South to its intersection with the meridian of the Longitude 140° East;
(g)               from there north along the meridian of Longitude 140° East to its intersection with the parallel of Latitude 12° 15' South;
(h)               from there west along the parallel of Latitude 12° 15' South to its intersection of mainland Australia at mean low water, in the vicinity of Yirrkala;
(i)                 from there generally south westerly along the coastline of the mainland of Australian at mean low water to the point of commencement.
 
 
SCHEDULE 10
(Gulf of Carpentaria - West)
The area bounded by the line:
(a)               commencing at the intersection of the parallel of Latitude 14° 30' South with the coastline of the mainland Australia on the western side of the Gulf of Carpentaria at mean low water;
(b)               from there east along the parallel of Latitude 14° 30' South to its intersection with the meridian of the Longitude 136° 12.85' East;
(c)               from there south easterly along the geodesic to the point of Latitude 15° 30' South, Longitude 137° 30' East;
(d)              from there south easterly along the geodesic to the point of Latitude 16° South, Longitude 138° East;
(e)               from there north along the meridian of Longitude 138° East to its intersection with the parallel of Latitude 12° 15' South;
(f)                from there west along the parallel of Latitude 12° 15' South to its intersection of mainland Australia at mean low water, in the vicinity of Yirrkala;
(g)               from there generally south westerly along the coastline of the mainland of Australian at mean low water to the point of commencement.
 
 
SCHEDULE 11
(Sweers Island - Mornington Island)
The area bounded by the line:
(a)                commencing at the point of Latitude 17° 00' South, Longitude 139° 36.07'' East;
(b)               from there north easterly along the geodesic to the point of Latitude 16° 31.92' South, Longitude 139° 42.75' East, in the vicinity of Cape Van Diemen on Mornington Island;
(c)                from there south easterly along the geodesic to the point of Latitude 16° 42.83' South, Longitude 139° 49.5' East, in the vicinity of the south western side of South Bountiful Island;
(d)               from there south along the meridian of Longitude 139° 49.5' East to its intersection with the parallel of Latitude 17° 00' South;
(e)                from there west along the parallel of Latitude 17° 00' South to the point of commencement;
 
 
SCHEDULE 12
Mid-Season Closure
The area bounded by the line:
(a)                commencing at the intersection of the northern coastline of the mainland of Australia at mean low water with the meridian of Longitude 138° East;
(b)               from there north along the meridian of Longitude 138° East to its intersection with the parallel of Latitude 11° 47' South;
(c)                from there east along the parallel of Latitude 11° 47' South to its intersection with the mainland of Australia at the mean low water;
(d)               from there generally southerly and then generally westerly along the coastline of the mainland of Australia at mean low water to the point of commencement.
 
 
SCHEDULE 13
Mid-Season Closure – Part 1
The area bounded by the line:
(a)                commencing at the intersection of the north-western coastline of the mainland of Australia at mean low water with the western boundary of the Northern Prawn Fishery;
(b)               from there north along the western boundary of the Northern Prawn Fishery to its intersection with the parallel of Latitude 13º 28' South;
(c)                from there east along the parallel of Latitude 13º 28' South to its intersection with the meridian of Longitude 127º 00' East;
(d)               from there north easterly along the geodesic to the point of Latitude 13° 21.4' South, Longitude 129° 30.9' East;
(e)                from there south westerly along the geodesic to the point of Latitude 13° 45' South, Longitude 129° 12' East;
(f)                from there west along the parallel of latitude 13° 45' South to the intersection with the mainland of Australia at mean low water mark;
(g)               from there generally south easterly along the coastline of the mainland of Australia at mean low water to the point of commencement.
 
Mid-Season Closure – Part 2
The area bounded by the line:
(a)                commencing at the intersection of the northern coastline of the mainland of Australia at mean low water with the parallel of Latitude 13° 10' South, in the vicinity of Channel Point;
(b)               from there west along the parallel of Latitude 13° 10' South to the intersection with the meridian of Longitude 129° 40' East;
(c)                from there north along the meridian of Longitude 129° 40' East to its intersection with the parallel of Latitude 10° 30' South;
(d)               from there east along the parallel of Latitude 10° 30' South to its intersection with the meridian of Longitude 133° 16' East;
(e)                from there south along meridian of Longitude 133° 16' East to its intersection with the parallel of Latitude 11° 00' South;
(f)                from there south-easterly along the geodesic to the point of Latitude 11° 25' South, Longitude 134° 15' East;
(g)               from there east along the parallel of Latitude 11° 25' South to its intersection with the meridian of Longitude 135° 35' East;
(h)               from there north-easterly along the geodesic to the point of Latitude 11° 05' South, Longitude 136° 10' East;
(i)                 from there north-easterly along the geodesic to the point of Latitude 10° 30' South, Longitude 136° 40' East;
(j)                 from there south-easterly along the geodesic to the point of Latitude 11° 00' South, Longitude 137° 05' East;
(k)               from there south along the meridian of Longitude 137° 05' East to its intersection with the parallel of Latitude 11° 47' South;
(l)                 from there north easterly along the geodesic to the point of intersection of the parallel of Latitude 11° 29.17' South with the meridian of Longitude 138° East;
(m)             from there south along the meridian of Longitude 138° East to its intersection with the coastline of the mainland of Australia at mean low water;
(n)               from there generally north westerly along the coastline of Australia at mean low water to the point of commencement.
 
 
SCHEDULE 14
Tarrant Point - Mornington Island - Bynoe River
The area bounded by the line:
(a)                commencing at the intersection of the northern coastline of the mainland of Australia at mean low water, in the vicinity of Tarrant Point, with the meridian of Longitude 139° 25' East;
(b)               from there north-easterly along the geodesic to the point of Latitude 17° 05.65' South, Longitude 139° 34.72' East, in the vicinity of Raft Point on Bentinck Island;
(c)                from there north-easterly along the geodesic to the point of Latitude 16° 31.92' South, Longitude 139° 42.75' East, in the vicinity of Cape Van Diemen on Mornington Island;
(d)               from there north-easterly along the geodesic to the point of Latitude 16° 29.5' South, Longitude 139° 49' East, in the vicinity of Pisonia Island;
(e)                from there south-easterly along the geodesic to the intersection of the meridian of Longitude 140° 43' East with the northern coastline of the mainland of Australia at mean low water, in the vicinity of Bynoe Inlet;
(f)                from there generally westerly along that coastline at mean low water to the point of commencement;
 
 
SCHEDULE 15
Weipa
The area bounded by the line:
(a)                commencing at the intersection of the mainland of Australia at mean low water with parallel of Latitude 12° South;
(b)               from there west along the parallel of Latitude 12° South to its intersection with the meridian of Longitude 141° 46' East;
(c)                from there south westerly along the geodesic to the point of Latitude 12° 34' South, Longitude 141° 30.5' East;
(d)               from there south easterly along the geodesic to the point of Latitude 12° 59.6' South, Longitude 141° 31.5' East;
(e)                from there south along the meridian of Longitude 141° 31.5' East to its intersection with the parallel of Latitude 13° 15' South;
(f)                from there east along the parallel of Latitude 13° 15' South to its intersection with the mainland of Australia at mean low water;
(g)               from there generally north along that coastline at mean low water to the point of commencement.
 
 
SCHEDULE 16
Sir Edward Pellew Group
The area bounded by the line:
(a)                commencing at the intersection of the northern coastline of the mainland of Australia at mean low water with the meridian of Longitude 137° 10' East;
(b)               from there north along the meridian of Longitude 137° 10' East to its intersection with the parallel of Latitude 15° 38.3' South;
(c)                from there west along the parallel of Latitude 15° 38.3' South to its intersection with the meridian of Longitude 136° 57' East;
(d)               from there north along the meridian of Longitude 136° 57' East to its intersection with the parallel of Latitude 15° 15' South;
(e)                from there west along the parallel of Latitude 15° 15' South to its intersection with the northern coastline of the mainland of Australia at mean low water;
(f)                from there generally south-easterly along that coastline at mean low water to the point of commencement.
SCHEDULE 17
North East Vanderlin Island 83 Patch
The area bounded by the line:
(a)                commencing at the intersection of parallel of Latitude 15° 30' South and meridian of Longitude 137° 20' East;
(b)               from there north along the meridian of Longitude 137° 20' East to its intersection with the parallel of Latitude 15° 10' South;
(c)                from there east along the parallel of Latitude 15° 10' South to its intersection with the meridian of Longitude 137° 40' East;
(d)               from there south along the meridian of Longitude 137° 40' East to its intersection with the parallel of Latitude 15° 30' South;
(e)                from there west along the parallel of Latitude 15° 30' South to the point of commencement.
 
 
SCHEDULE 18
Cambridge Gulf
The area bounded by the line:
(a)                commencing at the intersection of the northern coastline of the mainland of Australia at mean low water with the meridian of Longitude 128° 45' East;
(b)               from there north along the meridian of Longitude 128° 45' East to its intersection with parallel of Latitude 14° 06' East;
(c)                from there west along the parallel of Latitude 14° 06' East to its intersection with meridian of Longitude 128° 06.5' East;
(d)               from there south along the meridian of Longitude 128° 06.5' East to its intersection with parallel of Latitude 14° 09' South;
(e)                from there west along the parallel of Latitude 14° 09' South to its intersection with meridian of Longitude 127° 46.5' East;
(f)                from there north along the meridian of Longitude 127° 46.5' East to its intersection with parallel of Latitude 14° 06' East;
(g)               from there west along the parallel of Latitude 14° 06' East to its intersection with the coastline of the mainland of Australia at mean low water;
(h)               from there generally south easterly along the coastline of Australia at mean low water to the point of commencement.
 
 
SCHEDULE 19
Goulburn Islands
The area bounded by the line:
(a)                commencing at the intersection of the northern coastline of the mainland of Australia at mean low water with the meridian of Longitude 132° 57.7' East;
(b)               from there north along the meridian of Longitude 132° 57.7' East to its intersection with the parallel of Latitude 11° 10.5' South;
(c)                from there east along the parallel of Latitude 11° 10.5' South to its intersection with the meridian of Longitude 133° 31' East;
(d)               from there south along the meridian of Longitude 133° 31' East to the northern coastline of the mainland of Australia at mean low water;
(e)                from there generally northwest along the coastline of the mainland of Australia at mean low water to the point of commencement.
 
 
SCHEDULE 20
Gulf of Carpentaria
The area bounded at the line:
(a)                commencing at the intersection of the northern coastline of the mainland of Australia at mean low water with the meridian of Longitude 135° 56.78' East;
(b)               from there north along the meridian of Longitude 135° 56.78' East to its intersection with the southern coastline of Alger Island at mean low water, in the vicinity of the point of Latitude 11° 54.3' South, Longitude 135° 56.77' East;
(c)                from there north-easterly along the eastern coastline of Alger Island at mean low water to the northern most point of Alger Island at mean low water, in the vicinity of the point of Latitude 11° 50.9' South, Longitude 135° 59' East;
(d)               from there north easterly along the geodesic to the southernmost coastline of Warnawi Island at mean low water, in the vicinity of the point of Latitude 11° 48.77' South, Longitude 136° 01.7' East;
(e)                from there north easterly along the geodesic to the southernmost coastline of Jirrgari Island at mean low water, in the vicinity of the point of Latitude 11° 43.53' South, Longitude 136° 07.85' East;
(f)                from there north-easterly along the eastern coastline of Jirrgari Island at mean low water to the easternmost point of Jirrgari Island at mean low water, in the vicinity of the point of Latitude 11° 41.92' South, Longitude 136° 09.32' East;
(g)               from there north easterly along the geodesic to the most south westerly point of Raragala Island at mean low water, in the vicinity of the point of Latitude 11° 41.6' South, Longitude 136° 09.55' East;
(h)               from there north-easterly along the eastern coastline of Raragala Island at mean low water to the southern end of Gugari Rip (Hole in the Wall) at mean low water, in the vicinity of the point of Latitude 11° 34.07' South, Longitude 136° 22.33' East;
(i)                 from there north easterly along the geodesic, across the southern end of Gugari Rip (Hope in the Wall), to the southernmost point of Guluwaru Island at mean low water, in the vicinity of the point of Latitude 11° 34' South, Longitude 136° 22.45' East;
(j)                 from there north-easterly along the eastern coastline of Guluwuru Island at mean low water to the northern most point of Guluwuru Island at mean low water, in the vicinity of the point of Latitude 11° 28' South, Longitude 136° 28.32' East;
(k)               from there north easterly along the geodesic, across the southern end of Cumberland Straight, to the southernmost point of Marchinbar Island at mean low water, in the vicinity of the point of Latitude 11° 27.68' South, Longitude 136° 29.6' East;
(l)                 from there north-easterly along the eastern coastline of Marchinbar Island at mean low water to the northern most point of Marchinbar Island at mean low water, in the vicinity of the point of Latitude 11° 01.1' South, Longitude 136° 45.58' East;
(m)             from there north easterly along the geodesic to the easternmost point of Rimbija Island at mean low water, in the vicinity of the point of Latitude 11° 0.33' South, Longitude 136° 45.77' East;
(n)               from there north-westerly along the coastline of Rimbija Island at mean low water to the northern most point of Cape Wessel at mean low water, in the vicinity of the point of Latitude 11° 00.05' South, Longitude 136° 45.42' East;
(o)               from there easterly along the geodesic to the point of Latitude 11°00' South, Longitude 137° 05' East;
(p)               from there south along the meridian of Longitude 137° 05' East to its intersection with the parallel of Latitude 11° 47' South;
(q)               from there north easterly along the geodesic to the intersection of the parallel of Latitude 11° 00' South with the coastline of the mainland of Australia at mean low water, in the vicinity of Crab Island, on the eastern side of the Gulf of Carpentaria;
(r)                  from there generally southerly and north-westerly along the coastline of the mainland of Australia at mean low water to the point of commencement.
 
 
SCHEDULE 21
Part A - Karumba southern gear trial area
The area bounded by the line:
(a)                commencing at the point of Latitude 17° 20' South, Longitude 140° 35' East;
(b)               from there north along the meridian of Longitude 140° 35' East to its intersection with the parallel of Latitude 17° 15' South;
(c)                from there east along the parallel of Latitude 17° 15' South to its intersection with the meridian of Longitude 140° 45' East;
(d)               from there south along the meridian of Longitude 140° 45' East to its intersection with the parallel of Latitude 17° 20' South;
(e)                from there west along the parallel of Latitude 17° 20' South to the point of commencement.
 
Part B - Karumba northern gear trial area
The area bounded by the line:
(a)                commencing at the point of Latitude 16° 35' South, Longitude 140° 25' East;
(b)               from there north along the meridian of Longitude 140° 25' East to its intersection with the parallel of Latitude 16° 30' South;
(c)                from there east along the parallel of Latitude 16° 30' South to its intersection with the meridian of Longitude 140° 30' East;
(d)               from there south along the meridian of Longitude 140° 30' East to its intersection with the parallel of Latitude 16° 35' South;
(e)                from there west along the parallel of Latitude 16° 35' South to the point of commencement.
 
Part C - Darwin gear trial area
The area bounded by the line:
(a)                commencing at the point of Latitude 12° 20' South and Longitude 130° 36' East;
(b)               from there north along the meridian of Longitude 130° 36' East to its intersection with the parallel of Latitude 12° 15' South;
(c)                from there east along the parallel of Latitude 12° 15' South to its intersection with the meridian of Longitude 130° 41' East;
(d)               from there south along the meridian of Longitude 130° 41' East to its intersection with the parallel of Latitude 12° 20' South;
(e)                from there west along the parallel of Latitude 12° 20' South to the point of commencement.
 
Part D - West of Cape York gear trial area
The area bounded by the line:
(a)                commencing at the point of Latitude 11°59' South and Longitude 141°32' East;
(b)               then running north along that meridian of Longitude 141°32' East to its intersection with the parallel of Latitude 11°54' South;
(c)                then east along that parallel to its intersection with the meridian Longitude 141°37' East;
(d)               then south along that meridian to the intersection with the parallel of Latitude 11°59' South, and
(e)                then west along that parallel to the point of commencement.