Heard Island and McDonald Islands Fishery Management Plan Amendment 2011

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Heard Island and McDonald Islands Fishery Management Plan Amendment 2011
Fisheries Management Act 1991
The Australian Fisheries Management Authority determines this amendment of the Heard Island and McDonald Islands Fishery Management Plan 2002 under section 20 of the Fisheries Management Act 1991.
Dated 22 December 2011
The Common Seal of the Australian
Fisheries Management Authority was
affixed in accordance with a resolution
of the Authority
 
 
Ryan Murphy
Executive Secretary
Australian Fisheries Management Authority
 
Accepted on 14 February 2012         
The Hon. Joe Ludwig
Minister for Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry
  
  
1              Name of Management Plan Amendment
                This Management Plan Amendment is the Heard Island and McDonald Islands Fishery Management Plan Amendment 2011.
2              Commencement
                This Management Plan Amendment commences on the day after it is registered.
3              Amendment of Heard Island and McDonald Islands Fishery Management  Plan 2002
                Schedule 1 amends the Heard Island and McDonald Islands Fishery Management Plan 2002.
Schedule 1        Amendments
(section 3)
  
[1]       Section 3
            Insert
            MAC means the Management Advisory Committee established under section 54 of the Fisheries Administration Act 1991.
 
[2]       Section 3, definition of SAFAG
            Substitute
            RAG means the Resource Assessment Group established by AFMA to provide advice in relation to the research needs, stock status, environment and economics of Southern Ocean fisheries.
 
[3]       Section 3, definition of SouthMAC
            Omit
 
[4]       Section 3
            Insert
            trawl methods means fishing using:
            (a)        demersal otter trawl gear; or
            (b)        mid-water trawl gear.
 
[5]       Section 4
            Omit
            1972 (WGS72)
            substitute
            1984 (WGS84)
 
[6]       Section 6, paragraph (b)
            Omit
            SAFAG, SouthMAC
            substitute
            the RAG, the MAC
 
[7]       Section 6, paragraph (f)
            Omit
 
[8]       Section 7, paragraph (d)
            Substitute
            (d)       that the requirements of section 12 are met; and
 
[9]       Section 7, subsection (2)
            Omit
            SouthMAC
            substitute
            the MAC
 
[10]     Section 7, subsection (4)
            Omit
            SouthMAC
            substitute
            the MAC
 
[11]     Section 8, subsection (1)
            Omit
            implement a bycatch action plan to
 
[12]     Section 8, subsection (2)
            Omit
            The bycatch action plan
            substitute
            AFMA
 
[13]     Section 8, subsection (3)
            Omit
 
[14]     Section 9, paragraph (3)(a)
            Omit
            SouthMAC, SAFAG
            substitute
            the MAC, the RAG
 
[15]     Section 11, paragraph (3)(b)
            Omit, substitute
            (b)        must consult, and consider the views of, the MAC and the RAG.
 
[16]     After section 11
            Insert
 
11A     Determination of fishing capacity
(1)        AFMA must determine the minimum quota for trawl methods, expressed as a percentage of statutory fishing rights, for a fishing year.
(2)        The determination:
(a)        may apply to one or more fishing years; and
(b)        for a determination that applies to one fishing year, must be made before the start of that fishing year; and
(c)        for a determination that applies to more than one fishing year, must be made before the start of  the first fishing year to which it relates.
(3)        Before the beginning of each fishing year, AFMA must give to the holder of each statutory fishing right a notice stating the determined minimum quota for trawl methods.
(4)        If this provision comes into force during a fishing year, AFMA must make the determination for that fishing year within one month of this provision coming into force.   
[17]     Section 12
            Substitute
12        Who may fish in the fishery
Subject to section 15, a person may fish in the fishery only if the person:
(a)        if using trawl methods, holds, or is acting for a person who holds,  the minimum quota for trawl methods as determined by AFMA under subsection 11A(1) for each trawler; and
(b)        if using non-trawl methods, holds, or is acting for a person who holds,  statutory fishing rights; and
(c)        in either case, is using the boat that is nominated for those fishing rights.
                NOTE:  For example, if AFMA determines the minimum quota at 25.5%,  a person would need to hold at least 51% to operate a second trawler.
 
[18]     Section 13, subsection (1)
            Omit
at least 25.5% of the
 
[19]     Section 20, paragraph (2)(a)
            Omit
            SouthMAC and SAFAG
            substitute
            the MAC and the RAG
 
[20]     Section 24
            Substitute
 
24        Nomination of boat
            AFMA must not register a boat as the nominated boat for a person if:
(a)       the boat does not meet the requirements for an Australian boat, within the meaning given by subsection 4(1) of the Act; or
(b)       a nominated surveyor has not conducted a safety assessment of the boat and has not issued a statement of compliance indicating that the boat passed the safety assessment.