NPFGD Determination No. 07 - Fishing Capacity Determination

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DETERMINATION OF FISHING CAPACITY
 
Fisheries Management Act 1991
Section 17(6)(aa)
Northern Prawn Fishery Management Plan 1995
Section 7A(1)
 
NPF Fishing Capacity Determination No. NPFGD 07
                                                                                                                                                                                   
 
The AUSTRALIAN FISHERIES MANAGEMENT AUTHORITY makes the following Determination pursuant to s17(6)(aa) of the Fisheries Management Act 1991 under section 7A(1) of the Northern Prawn Fishery Management Plan 1995.
 
 
Dated:    19    July 2011
 
The Common Seal of the Australian
Fisheries Management Authority
was affixed in accordance with a
resolution of the Commission
 
 
 
Ryan Murphy
Executive Secretary
Australian Fisheries Management Authority
                                                                                                                                                                                   
 
Citation
1.      This Determination may be cited as the NPF Fishing Capacity Determination No. NPFGD 07.
Commencement
2.      This Direction commences the day after it is registered on the Federal Register of Legislative Instruments.
Interpretation
3.      A term used in this Determination that is defined for the purposes of the Northern Prawn Fishery Management Plan 1995 has the same meaning in this Determination as it has in that Plan. If no meaning is given to the word in the Northern Prawn Fishery Management Plan 1995, it has the meaning given to it in the Fisheries Management Act 1991. 
‘Otter board’ means a board or plate used on a fishing net which, when the net is being towed, keeps the mouth of the net open.
‘Twin trawl net configuration’ means the use of two fishing nets designed or intended to be towed simultaneously by a boat and having the mouth or opening of each net being controlled by the use of otter boards.
‘Twin tongue trawl net configuration’ means the use of two fishing nets designed or intended to be towed simultaneously by a boat and having the mouth or opening of each net being controlled by otter boards and at least one bridle extending from each warp wire to the centre or ‘tongue’ of the headrope of each net.
‘Triple trawl net configuration’ means the use of three fishing nets designed or intended to be towed simultaneously by a boat and having the mouth or opening of each net being controlled by the use of otter boards.
‘Quad trawl net configuration’ means the use of four fishing nets designed or intended to be towed simultaneously by a boat and having the mouth or opening of each net being controlled by the use of otter boards.
Determination of fishing capacity
 
4.      The total length of operational headrope for a twin trawl net configuration that may be used under gear statutory fishing rights in the area of the Northern Prawn Fishery is 3193.11 metres. This equates to 9 cm per gear statutory fishing right.
5.      The total length of operational headrope for a twin tongue trawl net configuration that may be used under gear statutory fishing rights in the area of the Northern Prawn Fishery is 2873.41 metres. This equates to 8.1 cm per gear statutory fishing right.
6.      The total length of operational headrope for a triple trawl net configuration that may be used under gear statutory fishing rights in the area of the Northern Prawn Fishery is 2873.41 metres. This equates to 8.1 cm per gear statutory fishing right.
7.      The total length of operational headrope for a quad trawl net configuration that may be used under gear statutory fishing rights in the area of the Northern Prawn Fishery is 2873.41 metres. This equates to 8.1 cm per gear statutory fishing right.
Revocation of Determination No NPFGD 06
 
8.      This Determination revokes NPFGD No 06 with effect from the commencement date of this Determination.
 
 

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