Southern and Eastern Scalefish and Shark Fishery (Closures) Direction No. 3 2013

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DIRECTION NOT TO ENGAGE IN FISHING
 
Fisheries Management Act 1991
Subsection 41A(2)
 
SOUTHERN AND EASTERN SCALEFISH AND SHARK FISHERY (Closures) DIRECTION No. 3 2013
                                                                                                                                                      
 
I, NICK RAYNS, A/g Chief Executive Officer of the Australian Fisheries Management Authority, as delegate under delegation No. 1 of 2011 made on 28th January 2011 from the Commission, make the following Direction under subsection 41A(2) of the Fisheries Management Act 1991.
 
 
 
Dated:  1 February 2013
 
 
 
 
 
Nick Rayns
A/g Chief Executive Officer
Australian Fisheries Management Authority
                                                                                                                                                      
Citation
1.       This Direction may be cited as the Southern and Eastern Scalefish and Shark Fishery (Closures) Direction No. 3 2013.
Commencement
2.       This Direction commences on 15 February 2013.
Cessation
3.       This Direction ceases as if it was revoked on 1 December 2018 unless earlier revoked.
Interpretation
4.      Terms used in this Direction that are defined for the purposes of the Southern and Eastern Scalefish and Shark Fishery Management Plan 2003 (the Plan) have the same meanings in this Direction as they have in the Plan.
‘Automatic baiting equipment’ means any mechanical operation that automatically positions bait on the hooks without the need for each hook/snood to be individually clipped onto the mainline directly by hand during the setting of the gear.
All geographic coordinates contained within the schedules attached to this document are in terms of the Geocentric Datum of Australia 1994 (GDA94).
Unless otherwise stated, the lines between coordinates are geodesics.
Notes:             1.    Terms defined in the Fisheries Management Act 1991 have the same meanings in this Direction.
To whom this Direction applies
5.       This Direction applies to a holder of a fishing concession in the Southern and Eastern Scalefish and Shark Fishery and to a person acting on behalf of the holder.
Direction not to engage in fishing
6.            Fishing is not to be engaged in the following areas of the Southern and Eastern Scalefish and Shark Fishery:
(a)                     Fishing is not to be engaged in the area described in Schedule 1:
(i)       using gillnet methods; and
(ii)     using hook methods if fishing under the authority of a shark hook boat statutory fishing right.
(b)                    Fishing is not to be engaged in using automatic baiting equipment in the area described in Schedule 2.
 
SCHEDULE 1
 
Shark Hook and Gillnet Deepwater Closure
 
The area of the Shark Hook and Gillnet Deepwater Closure is that part of the AFZ contained within and bounded by a line commencing at the point on the Adjacent Area Boundary between the States of New South Wales and Victoria, off south eastern Australia, closest to the point of latitude 37º 35' 54.5" south, longitude 150º 12' 31.8" east (Point 159).
Then south easterly along that Adjacent Area Boundary to its intersection with the outer limit of the AFZ, close to the point of latitude 38º 58' 17" south, longitude 153º 46' 43" east.
Then generally southerly and westerly along the outer limit of the AFZ to its intersection, south of Australia, with the Adjacent Area Boundary between the States of South Australia and Western Australia, close to the point of latitude 35º 19' 14.9" south, longitude 129º 00' 05.2" east.
Then northerly along that Adjacent Area Boundary to a point closest to latitude 33º 20’ 47.1” south, longitude 129º 00’ 05.1” east, (Point 1).
Then generally south easterly along the geodesics sequentially connecting the following points:

2
33° 20' 32" south
129° 42' 55" east

3
33° 18' 39" south
130° 05' 17" east

4
33° 21' 16" south
130° 50' 25" east

5
33° 26' 40" south
131° 29' 28" east

6
33° 31' 45" south
131° 47' 44" east

7
33° 39' 03" south
131° 58' 05" east

8
33° 40' 36" south
132° 03' 28" east

9
33° 51' 13" south
132° 19' 50" east

10
34° 11' 01" south
132° 35' 06" east

11
34° 50' 24" south
133° 25' 24" east

12
34° 55' 55" south
133° 49' 04" east

13
34° 59' 19" south
133° 56' 19" east

14
35° 03' 43" south
134° 13' 15" east

15
35° 12' 39" south
134° 30' 12" east

16
35° 27' 21" south
134° 52' 04" east

17
35° 32' 56" south
135° 07' 13" east

18
35° 38' 33" south
135° 17' 42" east

19
35° 36' 32" south
135° 20' 35" east

20
35° 49' 31" south
135° 37' 54" east

21
35° 53' 11" south
135° 44' 15" east

22
35° 58' 57" south
135° 44' 07" east

23
36° 07' 36" south
135° 53' 26" east

24
36° 17' 17" south
136° 00' 05" east

25
36° 19' 02" south
136° 05' 09" east

26
36° 26' 03" south
136° 08' 39" east

27
36° 30' 41" south
136° 20' 11" east

28
36° 22' 49" south
136° 28' 12" east

29
36° 24' 23" south
136° 29' 23" east

30
36° 32' 00" south
136° 27' 35" east

31
36° 37' 21" south
136° 41' 15" east

32
36° 31' 45" south
136° 41' 12" east

33
36° 31' 04" south
136° 43' 30" east

34
36° 34' 38" south
136° 44' 42" east

35
36° 38' 46" south
136° 56' 52" east

36
36° 37' 21" south
137° 00' 55" east

37
36° 41' 27" south
137° 03' 14" east

38
36° 48' 13" south
137° 24' 54" east

39
36° 56' 14" south
137° 37' 31" east

40
36° 57' 09" south
137° 41' 22" east

41
37° 01' 16" south
137° 46' 33" east

42
37° 03' 49" south
137° 53' 23" east

43
37° 03' 04" south
137° 58' 31" east

44
37° 05' 45" south
138° 02' 59" east

45
37° 03' 59" south
138° 14' 33" east

46
37° 05' 24" south
138° 30' 56" east

47
37° 11' 20" south
139° 00' 12" east

48
37° 17' 44" south
139° 10' 57" east

49
37° 26' 30" south
139° 16' 49" east

50
37° 33' 45" south
139° 30' 51" east

51
38° 01' 59" south
140° 09' 07" east

52
38° 16' 37" south
140° 31' 00" east

53
38° 32' 28" south
141° 11' 05" east

54
38° 37' 33" south
141° 17' 06" east

55
38° 45' 02" south
141° 32' 58" east

56
38° 49' 13" south
142° 02' 07" east

57
38° 51' 01" south
142° 04' 29" east

58
38° 53' 45" south
142° 16' 38" east

59
38° 58' 55" south
142° 21' 54" east

60
39° 02' 36" south
142° 31' 06" east

61
39° 23' 37" south
142° 52' 43" east

62
39° 25' 42" south
142° 53' 13" east

63
39° 27' 43" south
142° 56' 39" east

64
39° 37' 46" south
143° 05' 17" east

65
39° 57' 54" south
143° 14' 22" east

66
40° 02' 25" south
143° 15' 26" east

67
40° 02' 58" south
143° 18' 16" east

68
40° 05' 58" south
143° 17' 12" east

69
40° 09' 01" south
143° 20' 25" east

70
40° 10' 40" south
143° 19' 30" east

71
40° 14' 06" south
143° 22' 14" east

72
40° 25' 12" south
143° 25' 34" east

73
40° 43' 41" south
143° 37' 42" east

74
41° 04' 49" south
144° 01' 02" east

75
41° 20' 23" south
144° 20' 42" east

76
41° 19' 44" south
144° 25' 32" east

77
41° 32' 02" south
144° 26' 01" east

78
41° 40' 15" south
144° 30' 29" east

79
41° 45' 51" south
144° 31' 26" east

80
41° 44' 07" south
144° 35' 18" east

81
41° 52' 47" south
144° 35' 01" east

82
41° 55' 24" south
144° 40' 23" east

83
42° 01' 59" south
144° 44' 33" east

84
42° 08' 08" south
144° 44' 26" east

85
42° 17' 55" south
144° 52' 55" east

86
42° 25' 27" south
144° 51' 18" east

87
42° 37' 53" south
144° 56' 34" east

88
42° 48' 32" south
144° 56' 40" east

89
42° 53' 47" south
145° 02' 18" east

90
43° 00' 14" south
145° 06' 43" east

91
43° 08' 23" south
145° 24' 16" east

92
43° 16' 38" south
145° 25' 34" east

93
43° 24' 05" south
145° 41' 22" east

94
43° 34' 57" south
145° 52' 14" east

95
43° 37' 11" south
145° 51' 36" east

96
43° 39' 29" south
145° 55' 19" east

97
43° 44' 53" south
145° 55' 28" east

98
43° 47' 05" south
146° 00' 33" east

99
43° 50' 36" south
145° 59' 52" east

100
43° 59' 43" south
146° 19' 59" east

101
44° 00' 23" south
146° 33' 43" east

102
44° 03' 04" south
146° 33' 42" east

103
44° 04' 26" south
146° 37' 32" east

104
44° 03' 02" south
146° 39' 27" east

105
44° 02' 41" south
146° 47' 40" east

106
43° 59' 08" south
146° 52' 48" east

107
44° 05' 10" south
147° 00' 02" east

108
44° 07' 58" south
147° 01' 55" east

109
44° 05' 26" south
147° 04' 37" east

110
44° 00' 07" south
147° 21' 53" east

111
44° 00' 39" south
147° 25' 16" east

112
43° 58' 27" south
147° 31' 53" east

113
43° 54' 10" south
147° 37' 34" east

114
43° 52' 26" south
147° 42' 43" east

115
43° 40' 24" south
147° 52' 18" east

116
43° 32' 31" south
147° 55' 43" east

117
43° 27' 12" south
148° 00' 49" east

118
43° 24' 44" south
148° 07' 48" east

119
43° 02' 47" south
148° 14' 04" east

120
42° 51' 41" south
148° 20' 10" east

121
42° 44' 59" south
148° 22' 01" east

122
42° 43' 11" south
148° 21' 01" east

123
42° 41' 22" south
148° 23' 55" east

124
42° 30' 20" south
148° 29' 06" east

125
42° 13' 12" south
148° 34' 44" east

126
41° 57' 16" south
148° 36' 54" east

127
41° 41' 22" south
148° 34' 02" east

128
41° 34' 11" south
148° 36' 15" east

129
41° 31' 35" south
148° 35' 25" east

130
41° 25' 26" south
148° 38' 18" east

131
41° 10' 47" south
148° 37' 37" east

132
40° 52' 35" south
148° 44' 25" east

133
40° 36' 03" south
148° 46' 60" east

134
40° 27' 30" south
148° 51' 49" east

135
40° 15' 32" south
148° 53' 00" east

136
40° 13' 48" south
148° 51' 27" east

137
40° 11' 52" south
148° 52' 35" east

138
39° 57' 24" south
148° 50' 30" east

139
39° 54' 36" south
148° 47' 54" east

140
39° 50' 50" south
148° 48' 49" east

141
39° 48' 12" south
148° 46' 60" east

142
39° 45' 18" south
148° 47' 39" east

143
39° 38' 49" south
148° 45' 39" east

144
39° 34' 21" south
148° 47' 13" east

145
39° 26' 43" south
148° 44' 15" east

146
39° 20' 31" south
148° 43' 39" east

147
39° 19' 12" south
148° 41' 42" east

148
39° 22' 03" south
148° 39' 06" east

149
39° 21' 26" south
148° 37' 03" east

150
39° 16' 15" south
148° 38' 53" east

151
39° 10' 05" south
148° 38' 18" east

152
39° 09' 23" south
148° 36' 41" east

153
39° 07' 42" south
148° 36' 54" east

154
39° 04' 24" south
148° 35' 40" east

155
39° 04' 44" south
148° 33' 14" east

156
39° 03' 37" south
148° 32' 22" east

157
39° 00' 44" south
148° 33' 31" east

158
38° 51' 49" south
148° 26' 06" east

159
38° 52' 45" south
148° 22' 16" east

160
38° 48' 20" south
148° 18' 06" east

161
38° 38' 20" south
148° 23' 55" east

162
38° 32' 04" south
148° 24' 22" east

163
38° 22' 12" south
148° 28' 44" east

164
38° 16' 07" south
148° 37' 10" east

165
38° 17' 52" south
148° 41' 35" east

166
38° 16' 10" south
148° 53' 53" east

167
38° 13' 15" south
148° 57' 48" east

168
38° 14' 01" south
149° 05' 13" east

169
38° 12' 14" south
149° 15' 06" east

170
38° 08' 19" south
149° 16' 41" east

171
38° 07' 56" south
149° 22' 30" east

172
38° 05' 07" south
149° 20' 51" east

173
38° 02' 55" south
149° 23' 03" east

174
38° 08' 57" south
149° 33' 49" east

175
38° 06' 01" south
149° 51' 38" east

176
37° 57' 11" south
150° 01' 14" east

177
37° 49' 7" south
150° 03' 13" east

Then north easterly along the geodesic to the point of commencement.
 
SCHEDULE 2
 
 Automatic Longline Shallow Water Closure
The area of the Automatic Longline Shallow Water Closure is that part of the AFZ contained within and bounded by a line commencing at the intersection of the outer limit of Coastal Waters off south eastern Australia with the Adjacent Area Boundary between the States of New South Wales and Victoria close to the point of latitude 37º 31’ 40’8” south, longitude 150º 01’ 59’08” east.
Then south easterly along that Adjacent Area Boundary to its intersection with parallel of latitude 37º 34’ 54” south, close to meridian of longitude 150º 10’ 04” east’
Then east along that parallel of latitude to its intersection with the meridian of longitude 150º 12’ 43’08” east, (Point 1). Then, initially south westerly, along the geodesics sequentially connecting the following points:
 
2
33° 20' 32" south
129° 42' 55" east

3
33° 18' 39" south
130° 05' 17" east

4
33° 21' 16" south
130° 50' 25" east

5
33° 26' 40" south
131° 29' 28" east

6
33° 31' 45" south
131° 47' 44" east

7
33° 39' 03" south
131° 58' 05" east

8
33° 40' 36" south
132° 03' 28" east

9
33° 51' 13" south
132° 19' 50" east

10
34° 11' 01" south
132° 35' 06" east

11
34° 50' 24" south
133° 25' 24" east

12
34° 55' 55" south
133° 49' 04" east

13
34° 59' 19" south
133° 56' 19" east

14
35° 03' 43" south
134° 13' 15" east

15
35° 12' 39" south
134° 30' 12" east

16
35° 27' 21" south
134° 52' 04" east

17
35° 32' 56" south
135° 07' 13" east

18
35° 38' 33" south
135° 17' 42" east

19
35° 36' 32" south
135° 20' 35" east

20
35° 49' 31" south
135° 37' 54" east

21
35° 53' 11" south
135° 44' 15" east

22
35° 58' 57" south
135° 44' 07" east

23
36° 07' 36" south
135° 53' 26" east

24
36° 17' 17" south
136° 00' 05" east

25
36° 19' 02" south
136° 05' 09" east

26
36° 26' 03" south
136° 08' 39" east

27
36° 30' 41" south
136° 20' 11" east

28
36° 22' 49" south
136° 28' 12" east

29
36° 24' 23" south
136° 29' 23" east

30
36° 32' 00" south
136° 27' 35" east

31
36° 37' 21" south
136° 41' 15" east

32
36° 31' 45" south
136° 41' 12" east

33
36° 31' 04" south
136° 43' 30" east

34
36° 34' 38" south
136° 44' 42" east

35
36° 38' 46" south
136° 56' 52" east

36
36° 37' 21" south
137° 00' 55" east

37
36° 41' 27" south
137° 03' 14" east

38
36° 48' 13" south
137° 24' 54" east

39
36° 56' 14" south
137° 37' 31" east

40
36° 57' 09" south
137° 41' 22" east

41
37° 01' 16" south
137° 46' 33" east

42
37° 03' 49" south
137° 53' 23" east

43
37° 03' 04" south
137° 58' 31" east

44
37° 05' 45" south
138° 02' 59" east

45
37° 03' 59" south
138° 14' 33" east

46
37° 05' 24" south
138° 30' 56" east

47
37° 11' 20" south
139° 00' 12" east

48
37° 17' 44" south
139° 10' 57" east

49
37° 26' 30" south
139° 16' 49" east

50
37° 33' 45" south
139° 30' 51" east

51
38° 01' 59" south
140° 09' 07" east

52
38° 16' 37" south
140° 31' 00" east

53
38° 32' 28" south
141° 11' 05" east

54
38° 37' 33" south
141° 17' 06" east

55
38° 45' 02" south
141° 32' 58" east

56
38° 49' 13" south
142° 02' 07" east

57
38° 51' 01" south
142° 04' 29" east

58
38° 53' 45" south
142° 16' 38" east

59
38° 58' 55" south
142° 21' 54" east

60
39° 02' 36" south
142° 31' 06" east

61
39° 23' 37" south
142° 52' 43" east

62
39° 25' 42" south
142° 53' 13" east

63
39° 27' 43" south
142° 56' 39" east

64
39° 37' 46" south
143° 05' 17" east

65
39° 57' 54" south
143° 14' 22" east

66
40° 02' 25" south
143° 15' 26" east

67
40° 02' 58" south
143° 18' 16" east

68
40° 05' 58" south
143° 17' 12" east

69
40° 09' 01" south
143° 20' 25" east

70
40° 10' 40" south
143° 19' 30" east

71
40° 14' 06" south
143° 22' 14" east

72
40° 25' 12" south
143° 25' 34" east

73
40° 43' 41" south
143° 37' 42" east

74
41° 04' 49" south
144° 01' 02" east

75
41° 20' 23" south
144° 20' 42" east

76
41° 19' 44" south
144° 25' 32" east

77
41° 32' 02" south
144° 26' 01" east

78
41° 40' 15" south
144° 30' 29" east

79
41° 45' 51" south
144° 31' 26" east

80
41° 44' 07" south
144° 35' 18" east

81
41° 52' 47" south
144° 35' 01" east

82
41° 55' 24" south
144° 40' 23" east

83
42° 01' 59" south
144° 44' 33" east

84
42° 08' 08" south
144° 44' 26" east

85
42° 17' 55" south
144° 52' 55" east

86
42° 25' 27" south
144° 51' 18" east

87
42° 37' 53" south
144° 56' 34" east

88
42° 48' 32" south
144° 56' 40" east

89
42° 53' 47" south
145° 02' 18" east

90
43° 00' 14" south
145° 06' 43" east

91
43° 08' 23" south
145° 24' 16" east

92
43° 16' 38" south
145° 25' 34" east

93
43° 24' 05" south
145° 41' 22" east

94
43° 34' 57" south
145° 52' 14" east

95
43° 37' 11" south
145° 51' 36" east

96
43° 39' 29" south
145° 55' 19" east

97
43° 44' 53" south
145° 55' 28" east

98
43° 47' 05" south
146° 00' 33" east

99
43° 50' 36" south
145° 59' 52" east

100
43° 59' 43" south
146° 19' 59" east

101
44° 00' 23" south
146° 33' 43" east

102
44° 03' 04" south
146° 33' 42" east

103
44° 04' 26" south
146° 37' 32" east

104
44° 03' 02" south
146° 39' 27" east

105
44° 02' 41" south
146° 47' 40" east

106
43° 59' 08" south
146° 52' 48" east

107
44° 05' 10" south
147° 00' 02" east

108
44° 07' 58" south
147° 01' 55" east

109
44° 05' 26" south
147° 04' 37" east

110
44° 00' 07" south
147° 21' 53" east

111
44° 00' 39" south
147° 25' 16" east

112
43° 58' 27" south
147° 31' 53" east

113
43° 54' 10" south
147° 37' 34" east

114
43° 52' 26" south
147° 42' 43" east

115
43° 40' 24" south
147° 52' 18" east

116
43° 32' 31" south
147° 55' 43" east

117
43° 27' 12" south
148° 00' 49" east

118
43° 24' 44" south
148° 07' 48" east

119
43° 02' 47" south
148° 14' 04" east

120
42° 51' 41" south
148° 20' 10" east

121
42° 44' 59" south
148° 22' 01" east

122
42° 43' 11" south
148° 21' 01" east

123
42° 41' 22" south
148° 23' 55" east

124
42° 30' 20" south
148° 29' 06" east

125
42° 13' 12" south
148° 34' 44" east

126
41° 57' 16" south
148° 36' 54" east

127
41° 41' 22" south
148° 34' 02" east

128
41° 34' 11" south
148° 36' 15" east

129
41° 31' 35" south
148° 35' 25" east

130
41° 25' 26" south
148° 38' 18" east

131
41° 10' 47" south
148° 37' 37" east

132
40° 52' 35" south
148° 44' 25" east

133
40° 36' 03" south
148° 46' 60" east

134
40° 27' 30" south
148° 51' 49" east

135
40° 15' 32" south
148° 53' 00" east

136
40° 13' 48" south
148° 51' 27" east

137
40° 11' 52" south
148° 52' 35" east

138
39° 57' 24" south
148° 50' 30" east

139
39° 54' 36" south
148° 47' 54" east

140
39° 50' 50" south
148° 48' 49" east

141
39° 48' 12" south
148° 46' 60" east

142
39° 45' 18" south
148° 47' 39" east

143
39° 38' 49" south
148° 45' 39" east

144
39° 34' 21" south
148° 47' 13" east

145
39° 26' 43" south
148° 44' 15" east

146
39° 20' 31" south
148° 43' 39" east

147
39° 19' 12" south
148° 41' 42" east

148
39° 22' 03" south
148° 39' 06" east

149
39° 21' 26" south
148° 37' 03" east

150
39° 16' 15" south
148° 38' 53" east

151
39° 10' 05" south
148° 38' 18" east

152
39° 09' 23" south
148° 36' 41" east

153
39° 07' 42" south
148° 36' 54" east

154
39° 04' 24" south
148° 35' 40" east

155
39° 04' 44" south
148° 33' 14" east

156
39° 03' 37" south
148° 32' 22" east

157
39° 00' 44" south
148° 33' 31" east

158
38° 51' 49" south
148° 26' 06" east

159
38° 52' 45" south
148° 22' 16" east

160
38° 48' 20" south
148° 18' 06" east

161
38° 38' 20" south
148° 23' 55" east

162
38° 32' 04" south
148° 24' 22" east

163
38° 22' 12" south
148° 28' 44" east

164
38° 16' 07" south
148° 37' 10" east

165
38° 17' 52" south
148° 41' 35" east

166
38° 16' 10" south
148° 53' 53" east

167
38° 13' 15" south
148° 57' 48" east

168
38° 14' 01" south
149° 05' 13" east

169
38° 12' 14" south
149° 15' 06" east

170
38° 08' 19" south
149° 16' 41" east

171
38° 07' 56" south
149° 22' 30" east

172
38° 05' 07" south
149° 20' 51" east

173
38° 02' 55" south
149° 23' 03" east

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38° 08' 57" south
149° 33' 49" east

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38° 06' 01" south
149° 51' 38" east

176
37° 57' 11" south
150° 01' 14" east

177
37° 49' 7" south
150° 03' 13" east

 
Then westerly along the geodesic to the point on the Adjacent Area Boundary between the States of South Australia and Western Australia closest to latitude 33º 20’ 47’01” south, longitude 129º 00’ 05’01” east.
Then north along that Adjacent Area Boundary to its intersection with the outer limit of Coastal Waters off southern Australia close to a point of latitude 31º 44’ 29’8” south, longitude 129º 00’ 05’ east’.
Then generally easterly along the outer limit of the Coastal Waters of the States of South Australia and Victoria back to the point of commencement.
Also included in the Automatic Longline Shallow Water Closure is the area within a circle of radius 8’1 nautical miles centred at the point of latitude 33º 09’ 51’1” south, longitude 156º 10’ 02’4” east, in the vicinity of Taupo Seamount.