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
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.
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
MAC means the Management Advisory Committee established under section 54 of the Fisheries Administration Act 1991.
 Section 3, definition of SAFAG
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.
 Section 3, definition of SouthMAC
 Section 3
trawl methods means fishing using:
(a) demersal otter trawl gear; or
(b) mid-water trawl gear.
 Section 4
 Section 6, paragraph (b)
the RAG, the MAC
 Section 6, paragraph (f)
 Section 7, paragraph (d)
(d) that the requirements of section 12 are met; and
 Section 7, subsection (2)
 Section 7, subsection (4)
 Section 8, subsection (1)
implement a bycatch action plan to
 Section 8, subsection (2)
The bycatch action plan
 Section 8, subsection (3)
 Section 9, paragraph (3)(a)
the MAC, the RAG
 Section 11, paragraph (3)(b)
(b) must consult, and consider the views of, the MAC and the RAG.
 After section 11
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.
 Section 12
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.
 Section 13, subsection (1)
at least 25.5% of the
 Section 20, paragraph (2)(a)
SouthMAC and SAFAG
the MAC and the RAG
 Section 24
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.