Fisheries Legislation (Repeal and Amendment) Regulations 2011 (No. 1)

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Fisheries Legislation (Repeal and Amendment) Regulations 2011 (No. 1)1
Select Legislative Instrument 2011 No. 135
I, QUENTIN BRYCE, Governor-General of the Commonwealth of Australia, acting with the advice of the Federal Executive Council, make the following Regulations under the Fisheries Management Act 1991.
Dated 28 July 2011
QUENTIN BRYCE
Governor-General
By Her Excellency’s Command
MIKE KELLY
Parliamentary Secretary for Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry
Contents
                    1      Name of Regulations                                                           3
                    2      Commencement                                                                   3
                    3      Fisheries Management (Northern Prawn Fishery) Regulations 1995 — repeal        3
                    4      Fisheries Management (Macquarie Island Toothfish Fishery) Regulations 2006 — repeal   3
                    5      Fisheries Management (Southern Squid Jig Fishery) Regulations 2006 — repeal   3
                    6      Fisheries Management (Western Tuna and Billfish Fishery) Regulations 2006 — repeal     3
                    7      Fisheries Management (Eastern Tuna and Billfish Fishery) Regulations 2009 — repeal      4
                    8      Fisheries Management (Small Pelagic Fishery) Regulations 2010 — repeal          4
                    9      Amendment of Fisheries Management Regulations 1992         4
                  10      Amendment of Fisheries Management (Southern Bluefin Tuna Fishery) Regulations 1995 4
                  11      Amendment of Fisheries Management (Bass Strait Central Zone Scallop Fishery) Regulations 2002                                                                                           4
                  12      Amendment of Fisheries Management (Heard Island and McDonald Islands Fishery) Regulations 2002                                                                                           4
                  13      Amendment of Fisheries Management (Southern and Eastern Scalefish and Shark Fishery) Regulations 2004                                                                                    4
Schedule 1            Amendments of Fisheries Management Regulations 1992   5
Schedule 2            Amendment of Fisheries Management (Southern Bluefin Tuna Fishery) Regulations 1995     38
Schedule 3            Amendment of Fisheries Management (Bass Strait Central Zone Scallop Fishery) Regulations 2002                                                                                         39
Schedule 4            Amendments of Fisheries Management (Heard Island and McDonald Islands Fishery) Regulations 2002                                                                                  40
Schedule 5            Amendments of Fisheries Management (Southern and Eastern Scalefish and Shark Fishery) Regulations 2004                                                              41
 
 
1              Name of Regulations
                These Regulations are the Fisheries Legislation (Repeal and Amendment) Regulations 2011 (No. 1).
2              Commencement
                These Regulations commence on the day after they are registered.
3              Fisheries Management (Northern Prawn Fishery) Regulations 1995 — repeal
                The following Statutory Rules are repealed:
                 ·     1995 No. 12
                 ·     2004 No. 235.
4              Fisheries Management (Macquarie Island Toothfish Fishery) Regulations 2006 — repeal
                The following Select Legislative Instrument is repealed:
                 ·     2006 No. 255.
5              Fisheries Management (Southern Squid Jig Fishery) Regulations 2006 — repeal
                The following Select Legislative Instrument is repealed:
                 ·     2006 No. 91.
6              Fisheries Management (Western Tuna and Billfish Fishery) Regulations 2006 — repeal
                The following Select Legislative Instruments are repealed:
                 ·     2006 No. 322
                 ·     2010 No. 146.
7              Fisheries Management (Eastern Tuna and Billfish Fishery) Regulations 2009 — repeal
                The following Select Legislative Instruments are repealed:
                 ·     2009 No. 253
                 ·     2011 No. 7.
8              Fisheries Management (Small Pelagic Fishery) Regulations 2010 — repeal
                The following Select Legislative Instrument is repealed:
                 ·     2010 No. 145.
9              Amendment of Fisheries Management Regulations 1992
                Schedule 1 amends the Fisheries Management Regulations 1992.
10            Amendment of Fisheries Management (Southern Bluefin Tuna Fishery) Regulations 1995
                Schedule 2 amends the Fisheries Management (Southern Bluefin Tuna Fishery) Regulations 1995.
11            Amendment of Fisheries Management (Bass Strait Central Zone Scallop Fishery) Regulations 2002
                Schedule 3 amends the Fisheries Management (Bass Strait Central Zone Scallop Fishery) Regulations 2002.
12            Amendment of Fisheries Management (Heard Island and McDonald Islands Fishery) Regulations 2002
                Schedule 4 amends the Fisheries Management (Heard Island and McDonald Islands Fishery) Regulations 2002.
13            Amendment of Fisheries Management (Southern and Eastern Scalefish and Shark Fishery) Regulations 2004
                Schedule 5 amends the Fisheries Management (Southern and Eastern Scalefish and Shark Fishery) Regulations 2004.
Schedule 1        Amendments of Fisheries Management Regulations 1992
(regulation 9)
 
[1]           Subregulation 3 (1), after definition of coast radio station
insert
concession holder means the holder of a licence, permit or right that is a fishing concession.
[2]           Subregulation 3 (1), definition of Register of Tenders
substitute
nominated boat, in relation to a fishing concession, means a boat that has been nominated for the fishing concession in accordance with regulation 9B.
operating, in relation to a vessel monitoring system, means sending a signal that:
                (a)    is in a format that has been approved by AFMA; and
               (b)    identifies accurately the location of the vessel monitoring system.
[3]           After Part 3
insert
Part 3A               Standard conditions for fishing concessions
Division 1              Introductory
Subdivision 1              General
9A           Definitions for Part 3A
                In this Part:
observer means a person approved by AFMA to carry out the functions of an observer.
trip means:
                (a)    for the Heard Island and McDonald Islands Fishery — a voyage in a boat to or from any port inside or outside Australia for the purpose of exercising a right under a fishing concession; or
               (b)    for the Macquarie Island Toothfish Fishery — a voyage in a boat to or from any port inside or outside Australia for the purpose of exercising a right under a fishing concession; or
                (c)    for the high seas — a voyage in a boat to or from any port inside or outside Australia for the purpose of exercising a right under a fishing concession; or
               (d)    in any other case — a voyage in a boat to Australia or from Australia for the purpose of exercising a right under a fishing concession.
Subdivision 2              Eligible boats
9B           Nomination of eligible boat
         (1)   Before using a boat under a fishing concession for the first time:
                (a)    the concession holder must nominate the boat for the fishing concession; and
               (b)    the boat must comply with this regulation.
         (2)   The boat must be able to carry safely:
                (a)    an observer; and
               (b)    an observer’s safety equipment; and
                (c)    an observer’s monitoring equipment;
for the duration of a trip.
         (3)   The boat must have a vessel monitoring system that is capable of being operational at all times.
         (4)   The boat must meet:
                (a)    the requirements of the Act that apply to an Australian-flagged boat; and
               (b)    any safety standards required by AFMA.
Note   Australian-flagged boat is defined in subsection 4 (1) of the Act.
         (5)   The owner of the boat must have consented to its nomination by the concession holder.
         (6)   The boat must not be a nominated boat for another person under a fishing concession granted under the Act.
         (7)   The boat must be capable of meeting all other requirements imposed by or under the Act and these Regulations.
         (8)   The nomination must be:
                (a)    made using the approved form; and
               (b)    given to AFMA.
         (9)   If a nomination of a boat is already in effect and the concession holder proposes to nominate another boat to replace the nominated boat:
                (a)    the other boat must meet the requirements in subregulations (2) to (7); and
               (b)    the fishing concession must not be under suspension.
       (10)   If a nomination of a boat is already in effect, a nomination by the concession holder of another boat in accordance with subregulation (9) replaces the nomination that is already in effect from:
                (a)    the day on which AFMA enters the name of the other boat on the register or record applicable to the fishing concession; or
               (b)    a later day specified in the new nomination.
Division 2              Vessel monitoring system
9C           Conditions
                For section 42B of the Act, this Division sets out conditions that apply to fishing concessions.
9D           Concession holder to ensure that vessel monitoring system is operational
         (1)   A concession holder must ensure that the vessel monitoring system on a nominated boat is operational at all times.
         (2)   If the vessel monitoring system stops operating, the concession holder must ensure that AFMA is informed as soon as practicable after the concession holder becomes aware that the VMS has stopped operating.
Division 3              Observers
Subdivision 1              Conditions
9E           Conditions
                For section 42B of the Act, this Subdivision sets out conditions that apply to fishing concessions.
9F           Concession holder to ensure provision for observer and equipment to be carried
         (1)   If AFMA directs a concession holder to carry an observer on a nominated boat, the concession holder must ensure that:
                (a)    an observer; and
               (b)    the observer’s safety equipment; and
                (c)    the observer’s monitoring equipment;
are on board the boat when the boat commences the trip to which the direction applies.
         (2)   The concession holder must ensure that the observer is provided with adequate food and accommodation while the observer is on board the boat during a trip.
         (3)   The concession holder must ensure that the observer is carried safely on the boat.
9G           Concession holder to ensure observer enabled to perform functions
         (1)   If an observer is on board a nominated boat during a trip, the concession holder must ensure that the observer:
                (a)    is given assistance by the concession holder, the master of the boat and crew members of the boat; and
               (b)    is given access to all parts of the boat;
to the extent reasonably necessary to permit the performance of the functions of the observer.
         (2)   The concession holder must not interfere with, or obstruct, the observer in the course of collecting data or samples.
         (3)   The concession holder must ensure that:
                (a)    the master of the boat; and
               (b)    crew members of the boat;
do not interfere with, or obstruct, the observer in the course of collecting data or samples.
Division 4              Disposal of fish
9H           Conditions
                For section 42B of the Act, this Division sets out conditions that apply to fishing concessions.
9I             Fish to be disposed of to fish receiver permit holder
         (1)   This regulation applies if AFMA has declared a fishery, under subsection 91 (1) of the Act, to be a fishery to which Division 2 of Part 6 of the Act applies.
         (2)   A concession holder for the fishery must ensure that fish taken and retained under the fishing concession are disposed of only to a holder of a fish receiver permit.
Division 5              Catch limits — fishing for tuna in northern waters
Subdivision 1          Introductory
9J            Definitions for Division 5
                In this Division:
northern waters means the area described in Part 1 of Schedule 5.
tuna means fish:
                (a)    of the family Scombridae (commonly known as tuna and tuna-like fish), except fish of the genera Scomberomorus, Scomber, Acanthocybium, Grammatorcynus and Rastrelliger (commonly known as mackerel); and
               (b)    of the families Istiophoridae and Xiphiidae (commonly known as billfish); and
                (c)    of the family Bramidae (commonly known as pomfrets or rays bream).
9K           Interpretation
                For this Division, a fish that is on a boat at the end of a trip is to be treated as having been taken during the trip.
Subdivision 2              Catch limits
9L           Conditions
         (1)   For section 42B of the Act, this Subdivision sets out conditions that apply to the following fishing concessions:
                (a)    a foreign fishing licence that authorises the use of a boat for taking tuna in northern waters;
               (b)    a fishing permit that authorises the use of a boat for taking tuna in northern waters;
                (c)    a statutory fishing right that includes the right to take tuna in northern waters.
         (2)   The concession holder may take fish of a species mentioned in Part 2 of Schedule 5 from northern waters.
         (3)   For a species mentioned in Division 1 of Part 2 of Schedule 5, the concession holder must not possess on the nominated boat more than 2 fish of the species.
         (4)   For a species mentioned in Division 2 of Part 2 of Schedule 5, the concession holder must not possess on the nominated boat more than 10 fish of the species.
         (5)   For a species mentioned in Division 3 of Part 2 of Schedule 5, the concession holder must not possess on the nominated boat more than 20 fish of the species.
Note   There are no limits on taking a species mentioned in Division 4 of Part 2 of Schedule 5.
Division 6              Catch limits for fishing in Victorian waters
Subdivision 1              Introductory
9M           Definitions for Division 6
                In this Division:
crustacean means any species of the phylum Crustacea.
finfish means fish of the class Osteichthyes.
giant crab includes a king crab.
mollusc means any invertebrate of the phylum Mollusca.
possess, in relation to fish on a nominated boat, includes control.
trawling includes board trawling, midwater or pelagic trawling and Danish seining.
tuna means fish:
                (a)    of the family Scombridae (commonly known as tuna and tuna-like fish), except fish of the genera Scomberomorus, Scomber, Acanthocybium, Grammatorcynus and Rastrelliger (commonly known as mackerel); and
               (b)    of the families Istiophoridae and Xiphiidae (commonly known as billfish); and
                (c)    of the family Bramidae (commonly known as pomfrets or rays bream).
Victorian waters means the area described in Division 1 of Part 1 of Schedule 6.
9N           Interpretation
         (1)   For this Division, the weight of a fish is taken to be the weight of the whole fish before it has undergone any preparation.
         (2)   For this Division, if a concession holder lands fish at a place on or within the coastline of Victoria, the concession holder is to be treated as having taken the fish in Victorian waters.
Subdivision 2              Catch limits
9O           Conditions
                For section 42B of the Act, this Subdivision sets out conditions that apply to the following fishing concessions:
                (a)    a foreign fishing licence that authorises the use of a boat for fishing in Victorian waters;
               (b)    a fishing permit that authorises the use of a boat for taking fish in Victorian waters;
                (c)    a statutory fishing right that includes the right to take fish in Victorian waters.
9P           Crustaceans
         (1)   The concession holder must not take any:
                (a)    school prawns (Metapenaeus macleayi); or
               (b)    eastern king prawns (Penaeus plebejus);
from Victorian waters.
         (2)   The concession holder may take any other species of crustaceans from Victorian waters.
         (3)   For species of crustaceans that are not mentioned in Part 2 of Schedule 6, the concession holder must not possess on the nominated boat:
                (a)    more than 50 kilograms of the crustaceans; and
               (b)    more than 5 giant crabs (Pseudocarcinus gigas); and
                (c)    more than 10 kilograms of inshore (or bay) bugs (family Scyllaridae).
Note   The species mentioned in Part 2 of Schedule 6 are target species, and are subject to specific management arrangements under Part 3 of the Act.
9Q           Molluscs
         (1)   The concession holder may take any species of molluscs from Victorian waters.
         (2)   For species of molluscs that are not mentioned in Part 3 of Schedule 6, the concession holder must not possess on the nominated boat more than 50 kilograms of molluscs.
Note   The species mentioned in Part 3 of Schedule 6 are target species, and are subject to specific management arrangements under Part 3 of the Act.
9R           Finfish
         (1)   A concession holder that is using a fishing method other than trawling:
                (a)    must not take finfish of a species mentioned in Subdivision 1 of Division 1 of Part 4 of Schedule 6 from Victorian waters; and
               (b)    may take any other species of finfish from Victorian waters.
         (2)   For species of finfish that are mentioned in Subdivision 2 of Division 1 of Part 4 of Schedule 6, the concession holder must not possess on the nominated boat:
                (a)    more than 200 kilograms of finfish; and
               (b)    more than 10 yellowtail kingfish (Seriola lalandi); and
                (c)    more than 20 kilograms of striped trumpeter (Latris lineata); and
               (d)    more than 50 kilograms of snapper (Pagrus auratus).
Division 7              Catch limits for fishing in South Australian waters
Subdivision 1              Introductory
9S           Definitions for Division 7
                In this Division:
crustacean means any species of the phylum Crustacea.
finfish means fish of the class Osteichthyes.
giant crab includes a king crab.
mollusc means any invertebrate of the phylum Mollusca.
possess, in relation to fish on the nominated boat, includes control.
South Australian waters means the area described in Division 2 of Part 1 of Schedule 6.
trawling includes board trawling, midwater or pelagic trawling and Danish seining.
9T           Interpretation
                For this Division, if a concession holder lands fish at a place on or within the coastline of South Australia, the concession holder is to be treated as having taken the fish in South Australian waters.
Subdivision 2              Catch limits
9U           Conditions
                For section 42B of the Act, this Subdivision sets out conditions that apply to the following fishing concessions:
                (a)    a foreign fishing licence that authorises the use of a boat for fishing in South Australian waters;
               (b)    a fishing permit that authorises the use of a boat for taking fish in South Australian waters;
                (c)    a statutory fishing right that includes the right to take fish in South Australian waters.
9V           Crustaceans
         (1)   The concession holder:
                (a)    must not take any species of prawns, other than a species mentioned in Division 1 of Part 2 of Schedule 6, from South Australian waters; and
               (b)    must not take more than 5 king crabs (Pseudocarcinus gigas) from South Australian waters.
         (2)   The concession holder may take any other species of crustaceans from South Australian waters.
         (3)   For bay bugs (family Scyllaridae), the concession holder must not possess on the nominated boat more than 200 kilograms of bay bugs.
         (4)   For other species of crustaceans that are not mentioned in Part 2 of Schedule 6, the concession holder must not possess on the nominated boat             more than 50 kilograms of crustaceans.
Note   The species mentioned in Part 2 of Schedule 6 are target species, and are subject to specific management arrangements under Part 3 of the Act.
9W          Molluscs
         (1)   A concession holder may take any species of molluscs from South Australian waters.
         (2)   For species of molluscs that are not mentioned in Part 3 of Schedule 6, the concession holder must not possess on the nominated boat:
                (a)    more than 500 kilograms of molluscs; and
               (b)    more than 50 kilograms of specimen shells or shellfish (class Gastropoda).
Note   The species mentioned in Part 3 of Schedule 6 are target species, and are subject to specific management arrangements under Part 3 of the Act.
9X           Finfish
         (1)   The concession holder must not take any species of finfish mentioned in Subdivision 1 of Division 2 of Part 4 of Schedule 6 from South Australian waters.
         (2)   The holder must not take more than a total of 200 kilograms of finfish of 1 or more species mentioned in Subdivision 2, 3 or 4 of Division 2 of Part 4 of Schedule 6 from South Australian waters by trawling.
         (3)   The holder must not take more than a total of 200 kilograms of finfish of 1 or more species mentioned in Subdivision 2, 3, 4 or 5 of Division 2 of Part 4 of Schedule 6 from South Australian waters by a method other than trawling.
         (4)   The holder must not take from South Australian waters more than:
                (a)    20 kilograms of finfish of the species mentioned in Subdivision 2 of Division 2 of Part 4 of Schedule 6; and
               (b)    50 kilograms of finfish of the species mentioned in Subdivision 3 of Division 2 of Part 4 of Schedule 6; and
                (c)    10 yellowtail kingfish (Seriola lalandi); and
               (d)    100 kilograms of mulloway (Argyrosomus hololepidotus).
Division 8              Catch limits for fishing in Tasmanian waters
Subdivision 1              Introductory
9Y           Definitions for Division 8
                In this Division:
crustacean means any species of the phylum Crustacea.
finfish means fish of the class Osteichthyes.
giant crab includes a king crab.
mollusc means any invertebrate of the phylum Mollusca.
possess, in relation to fish on the nominated boat, includes control.
9Z           Interpretation
                For this Division, if a concession holder lands fish at a place on or within the coastline of Tasmania, the concession holder is to be treated as having taken the fish in Tasmanian waters.
Subdivision 2              Catch limits
9ZA         Conditions
                For section 42B of the Act, this Subdivision sets out conditions that apply to the following fishing concessions:
                (a)    a foreign fishing licence that authorises the use of a boat for fishing in Tasmanian waters;
               (b)    a fishing permit that authorises the use of a boat for taking fish in Tasmanian waters;
                (c)    a statutory fishing right that includes the right to take fish in Tasmanian waters.
9ZB        Crustaceans
         (1)   The concession holder must not take any species of prawns, other than a species mentioned in Division 1 of Part 2 of Schedule 6, from Tasmanian waters.
         (2)   The concession holder may take any other species of crustaceans from Tasmanian waters.
         (3)   For species of crustaceans that are not mentioned in Part 2 of Schedule 6, the concession holder must not possess on the nominated boat:
                (a)    more than 50 kilograms of crustaceans; and
               (b)    more than 5 giant crabs (Pseudocarcinus gigas).
Note   The species mentioned in Part 2 of Schedule 6 are target species, and are subject to specific management arrangements under Part 3 of the Act.
9ZC        Molluscs
         (1)   The concession holder must not take limpets or keyhole limpets (superfamilies Fissurellacea, Patellacea and Siphonariacea) from Tasmanian waters.
         (2)   A concession holder may take any other species of molluscs from Tasmanian waters.
         (3)   For species of molluscs that are not mentioned in Part 3 of Schedule 6, the concession holder must not possess on the nominated boat:
                (a)    more than 500 kilograms of molluscs; and
               (b)    more than 50 kilograms of specimen shells or shellfish (class Gastropoda).
Note   The species mentioned in Part 3 of Schedule 6 are target species, and are subject to specific management arrangements under Part 3 of the Act.
9ZD        Finfish
         (1)   The concession holder must not take any species of finfish mentioned in Subdivision 1 of Division 3 of Part 4 of Schedule 6 from Tasmanian waters.
         (2)   For the species of finfish mentioned in Subdivision 2 of Division 3 of Part 4 of Schedule 6, the concession holder must not possess on the nominated boat more than 20 kilograms of finfish of the species.
         (3)   For the species of finfish mentioned in Subdivision 3 of Division 3 of Part 4 of Schedule 6, the concession holder must not possess on the nominated boat more than 50 kilograms of finfish of the species.
         (4)   For the species of finfish mentioned in Subdivision 4 of Division 3 of Part 4 of Schedule 6, the concession holder must not possess on the nominated boat more than 250 kilograms of finfish of the species.
9ZE         Other species
                The concession holder must not take any fish of a species mentioned in Part 5 of Schedule 6 from the coastal waters of Tasmania.
Note   See section 5 of the Act about the meaning of coastal waters.
Division 9              Catch limits for prawn fishery waters
Subdivision 1              Introductory
9ZF         Definitions for Division 9
                In this Division:
crustacean means any species of the phylum Crustacea other than a prawn.
finfish means fish of the class Osteichthyes.
giant crab includes a king crab.
mollusc means any invertebrate of the phylum Mollusca other than a prawn.
possess, in relation to fish on the nominated boat, includes control.
prawn means:
                (a)    a decapod crustacea of:
                          (i)    the families Aristeidae, Nephropidae (commonly known as scampi), Penaeidae, Scyllaridae (commonly known as bugs) and Solenoceridae (commonly known as prawns); or
                         (ii)    the infraorder Caridae (commonly known as shrimp); and
               (b)    a mollusca of the family Pectinidae (commonly known as scallops).
prawn fishery waters means the area described in Part 1 of Schedule 7.
tuna and tuna-like fish means fish of:
                (a)    the family Scombridae excluding Thunnus tonggo (commonly kown as longtail tuna), and fish of the genera Scomberomorus, Scomber, Acanthocybium, Grammatorcynus and Rastrelliger (commonly known as mackerel); or
               (b)    the families Istiophoridae and Xiphiidae (commonly known as billfish); or
                (c)    the family Bramidae (commonly known as pomfrets or rays bream).
9ZG        Interpretation
         (1)   For this Division, the weight of a fish is taken to be the weight of the whole fish before it has undergone any preparation.
         (2)   For this Division, if a fish has been processed, the whole weight equivalent of the fish is to be worked out using 1 of the following methods:
                (a)    multiply the weight of the gilled and gutted fish by 1.1 and express the result in kilograms;
               (b)    multiply the weight of the fillets from the fish by 2.6 and express the result in kilograms;
                (c)    multiply the weight of the headed and gutted fish by 1.4 and express the result in kilograms.
Subdivision 2              Catch limits
9ZH        Conditions
                For section 42B of the Act, this Subdivision sets out conditions that apply to the following fishing concessions:
                (a)    a foreign fishing licence that authorises the use of a boat for fishing for prawns in prawn fishery waters;
               (b)    a fishing permit that authorises the use of a boat for taking prawns in prawn fishery waters;
                (c)    a statutory fishing right that includes the right to take prawns in prawn fishery waters.
9ZI          Crustaceans
         (1)   The concession holder may take any other species of crustaceans from prawn fishery waters.
         (2)   For species of crustaceans that are mentioned in Part 2 of Schedule 7, the concession holder must not possess on the nominated boat:
                (a)    more than 6 crustaceans of a species mentioned in Division 1 of that Part; and
               (b)    more than 10 crustaceans of a species mentioned in Division 2 of that Part.
9ZJ         Molluscs
                The concession holder must not take a species of molluscs mentioned in Division 1 of Part 3 of Schedule 7 from prawn fishery waters.
9ZK        Finfish
         (1)   The concession holder must not take tuna and tuna-like fish from prawn fishery waters.
         (2)   The concession holder must not take any species of finfish mentioned in Division 1 of Part 4 of Schedule 7 from prawn fishery waters.
         (3)   For the species of finfish mentioned in Division 2 of Part 4 of Schedule 7, the concession holder must not possess on the nominated boat a total of more than 10 finfish.
         (4)   For a species of finfish mentioned in Division 3 of Part 4 of Schedule 7:
                (a)    if a trip ends in March, April, May or June, the concession holder must not possess on the nominated boat more than 500 kilograms of finfish of the species; and
               (b)    if a trip ends in any other month, the concession holder must not possess on the nominated boat more than 55 kilograms of finfish of the species.
9ZL         Other species
                The holder must not take any fish of a species mentioned in Part 5 of Schedule 7 from prawn fishery waters.
Division 10            Processing fish during a trip
Subdivision 1              Introductory
9ZM        Definitions for Division 10
                In this Division:
tuna means fish:
                (a)    of the family Scombridae (commonly known as tuna and tuna-like fish), except fish of the genera Scomberomorus, Scomber, Acanthocybium, Grammatorcynus and Rastrelliger (commonly known as mackerel); and
               (b)    of the families Istiophoridae and Xiphiidae (commonly known as billfish); and
                (c)    of the family Bramidae (commonly known as pomfrets or rays bream).
Subdivision 2              Processing
9ZN        Conditions
                For section 42B of the Act, this Subdivision sets out conditions that apply to fishing concessions.
9ZO        Prohibited ways of processing fish
                If a fish of a species mentioned in an item of the table is taken and retained during a trip, the concession holder must ensure that the way in which the fish is processed complies with the requirements mentioned in the item before the fish is disposed of in accordance with regulation 9I.
Item
Species
Processing requirements

1
Tuna other than northern bluefin tuna or billfish
The caudal keel must not be removed from the carcass before the fish is landed and received by a fish receiver permit holder

2
Billfish other than broadbill swordfish (Xiphias gladius)
None of the following may be removed from the carcass before the fish is landed and received by a fish receiver permit holder:
   (a)  the caudal keel;
  (b)  a dorsal, pectoral or anal fin

3
Sharks of the class Chondricthyes other than the following:
   (a)  angel sharks (family Squantinidae);
  (b)  rays;
   (c)  skates;
  (d)  spurdogs (genus Squalus)
None of the following may be removed from the carcass before the fish is landed and received by a fish receiver permit holder:
   (a)  the caudal lobe;
  (b)  a dorsal, pectoral or caudal fin

4
Angel sharks (family Squantinidae)
No dorsal or caudal fin may be removed from the carcass before the fish is landed and received by a fish receiver permit holder

5
Dogfish (family Squalidae)
No dorsal or caudal fin may be removed from the carcass before the fish is landed and received by a fish receiver permit holder

6
Rays
None of the following may be removed from the carcass before the fish is landed and received by a fish receiver permit holder:
   (a)  the skin;
  (b)  a fillet

7
Skates
None of the following may be removed from the carcass before the fish is landed and received by a fish receiver permit holder:
   (a)  the skin;
  (b)  a fillet

8
Banjo shark (Trygonorrhina sp.)
None of the following may be removed from the carcass before the fish is landed and received by a fish receiver permit holder:
   (a)  the skin;
  (b)  a fillet;
   (c)  a pectoral fin;
  (d)  the tail

9
Elephant fish (families Callorhinchidae, Chimaeridae and Rhinochimaeridae)
Neither of the following may be removed from the carcass before the fish is landed and received by a fish receiver permit holder:
   (a)  the second dorsal fin;
  (b)  the tail

9ZP         Removal of shark liver
         (1)   If a shark is:
                (a)    taken during a trip; and
               (b)    processed during the trip by the removal of its liver;
the concession holder must ensure that the shark’s carcass is retained for as long as the liver is retained on the trip.
         (2)   If the carcass is retained until the shark is disposed of in accordance with regulation 9I, the concession holder must ensure that the liver is disposed of:
                (a)    at the same time; and
               (b)    to the same holder of a fish receiver permit.
Division 11            Impacts on the marine environment
Subdivision 1              Introductory
9ZQ        Definitions for Division 11
                In this Division:
interaction means physical contact that:
                (a)    occurs between an organism and 1 or more of the following:
                          (i)    an individual other than an observer;
                         (ii)    a nominated boat;
                        (iii)    any object on board, or attached to, the nominated boat, other than equipment that is being used by an observer;
                        (iv)    the nominated boat’s equipment; and
               (b)    is of a kind that could cause the organism to be distressed.
protected community means a listed threatened ecological community within the meaning of the Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999.
protected species means:
                (a)    a listed threatened species within the meaning of the Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999 (other than a conservation dependent species within the meaning of that Act); or
               (b)    a listed marine species within the meaning of the Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999; or
                (c)    a listed migratory species within the meaning of the Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999; or
               (d)    a species of cetacean.
Subdivision 2              Interaction
9ZR        Conditions
                For section 42B of the Act, this Subdivision sets out conditions that apply to fishing concessions.
9ZS         No interaction with protected organism
                The concession holder must ensure that, as far as practicable, there is no interaction during a trip with an organism that is:
                (a)    part of a protected community; or
               (b)    a protected species.
9ZT         Recording and reporting interaction with protected organism
         (1)   This regulation applies if there is an interaction during a trip with an organism that is:
                (a)    part of a protected community; or
               (b)    a protected species.
         (2)   The concession holder must ensure that the interaction is recorded in a logbook kept on the nominated boat for the purpose of reporting interactions.
         (3)   If an observer is on board the nominated boat, the concession holder must also ensure that the interaction is reported to the observer as soon as practicable.
         (4)   If:
                (a)    the interaction results in the death of the organism; and
               (b)    it is necessary to discharge the organism’s carcass;
the concession holder must ensure that the carcass is discharged from the boat in a way that does not attract birds or mammals to the boat.
9ZU        Reporting interaction with protected organism if protected organism injured
         (1)   This regulation applies if, during a trip:
                (a)    there is an interaction with an organism that is:
                          (i)    part of a protected community; or
                         (ii)    a protected species; and
               (b)    the interaction injures the organism.
         (2)   The concession holder must ensure that the organism is given as much assistance as is practicable.
         (3)   If an observer is on board the nominated boat, the concession holder must ensure that the injury is reported to the observer as soon as practicable.
Note   The concession holder may have an additional obligation to record the injury in a logbook kept in accordance with a determination made under section 42 of the Act.
9ZV         Reporting interaction with protected organism if protected organism killed
         (1)   This regulation applies if, during a trip:
                (a)    there is an interaction with an organism that is:
                          (i)    part of a protected community; or
                         (ii)    a protected species; and
               (b)    the interaction kills the organism; and
                (c)    an observer is on board the nominated boat.
         (2)   The concession holder must ensure that the death is reported to the observer as soon as practicable.
Note   The concession holder may have an additional obligation to record the death in a logbook kept in accordance with a determination made under section 42 of the Act.
Division 12            Use of nominated boat
9ZW        Conditions
                For section 42B of the Act, this Division sets out conditions that apply to fishing concessions.
9ZX         Nominated boat used for trip
                The concession holder must ensure that only the nominated boat is used for a trip.
[4]           Subregulations 10AA (1) and 10AD (2)
omit each mention of
the holder of a fish receiver permit
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a fish receiver permit holder
[5]           Regulation 10D
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the holder of a fish receiver permit is taken to be the agent of the holder of the permit.
insert
a fish receiver permit holder is taken to be the agent of the holder.
[6]           Regulation 18
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[7]           After Part 6
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Part 6A               Registers
  
21A         Information to be included in Register of Statutory Fishing Rights
         (1)   For paragraph 45 (1) (f) of the Act, the particulars in the table are prescribed.
Item
Particular

1
For the person to whom the fishing right is granted:

 
   (a)  postal address; and

 
  (b)  telephone number; and

 
   (c)  fax number; and

 
  (d)  email address; and

 
   (e)  ABN or ACN

2
For any other holder of the fishing right:

 
   (a)  name; and

 
  (b)  postal address; and

 
   (c)  telephone number; and

 
  (d)  fax number; and

 
   (e)  email address; and

 
   (f)  ABN or ACN

3
Number of the boat statutory fishing right

4
Number of the quota statutory fishing right

5
Any alphanumeric code assigned for the purposes of the registration of the statutory fishing right

6
Total weight of fish that may be taken for the purposes of the statutory fishing right, in kilograms

7
Total headrope length that can be used for the purposes of the statutory fishing right, in metres

8
Whether a gear statutory fishing right has been nominated in relation to a B class statutory fishing right

9
Whether a quota statutory fishing right has been nominated in relation to a boat statutory fishing right

10
For a boat that has been nominated for the statutory fishing right:

 
   (a)  name; and

 
  (b)  any previous names; and

 
   (c)  any distinguishing symbol that identifies the boat; and

 
  (d)  length; and

 
   (e)  colour; and

 
   (f)  beam, in metres; and

 
   (g)  gross registered tonnage; and

 
  (h)  moulded depth, in metres; and

 
   (i)  when it was built; and

 
   (j)  where it was built; and

 
  (k)  a code representing the type of boat; and

 
   (l)  a code representing the gear type used on the boat; and

 
(m)  port of registry; and

 
  (n)  registry number; and

 
  (o)  whether the boat’s registration has previously been cancelled or suspended, and the country which cancelled or suspended the registration; and

 
  (p)  any previous flag under which it has been operated; and

 
  (q)  normal crew compliment; and

 
   (r)  a code representing the boat’s current flag state; and

 
   (s)  a code representing any previous flag state; and

 
   (t)  number of freezers on the boat; and

 
  (u)  each type of freezer used on the boat; and

 
  (v)  capacity of each freezer used on the boat; and

 
  (w)  fish hold capacity; and

 
  (x)  engine type; and

 
  (y)  power of the main engine or engines, in kilowatts; and

 
   (z)  serial number of each engine; and

 
(za)  aspiration of each engine; and

 
(zb)  number of turbochargers; and

 
(zc)  type of aftercooler system; and

 
(zd)  radio call sign; and

 
(ze)  International Radio Call Sign; and

 
(zf)  Vessel Communication Type; and

 
(zg)  whether the boat is included in the Large Scale Fishing Vessel list; and

 
(zh)  colour photographs of the boat, in high resolution and with sufficient brightness and contrast to show the boat clearly, including:

 
         (i)   a photograph measuring at least 12 cm ´ 7 cm that shows the full overall length of the starboard side of the boat and all of the boat’s structural features along that side; and

 
        (ii)   a photograph measuring at least 12 cm ´ 7 cm that shows the full overall length of the port side of the boat and all of the boat’s structural features along that side; and

 
       (iii)   a photograph measuring at least 12 cm ´ 7 cm that is taken from astern and shows the boat’s stern

11
For the owner of a boat that has been nominated for the statutory fishing right:

 
   (a)  name; and

 
  (b)  postal address; and

 
   (c)  nationality

12
For the master of a boat that has been nominated for the statutory fishing right:

 
   (a)  name; and

 
  (b)  nationality

         (2)   A particular mentioned in the table in subregulation (1) is taken not to be prescribed if:
                (a)    the particular does not exist in relation to a statutory fishing right; or
               (b)    it is not necessary for AFMA to collect the particular, either for its own purposes, or in accordance with an international fisheries agreement.
Note   Under subsection 45 (1) of the Act, a fishing right is registered by entering particulars in the Register of Statutory Fishing Rights, including the particulars prescribed in subregulation (1). Particulars that do not exist in relation to a statutory fishing right would be prescribed but could not be entered.
21B         Information to be included in High Seas Register
         (1)   For paragraph 57B (2) (i) of the Act, the particulars in the table in subregulation 21A (1) are prescribed.
         (2)   A particular mentioned in the table in subregulation 21A (1) is taken not to be prescribed if:
                (a)    the particular does not exist in relation to a statutory fishing right; or
               (b)    it is not necessary for AFMA to collect the particular, either for its own purposes, or in accordance with an international fisheries agreement.
Note   Under subsection 45 (1) of the Act, a fishing right is registered by entering particulars in the Register of Statutory Fishing Rights, including the particulars prescribed in subregulation (1). Particulars that do not exist in relation to a statutory fishing right would be prescribed but could not be entered.
21C         Information to be included in Fishing Permits Register
         (1)   For paragraph 57H (1) (e) of the Act, the particulars in the table in subregulation 21A (1) are prescribed.
         (2)   A particular mentioned in the table in subregulation 21A (1) is taken not to be prescribed if:
                (a)    the particular does not exist in relation to a statutory fishing right; or
               (b)    it is not necessary for AFMA to collect the particular, either for its own purposes, or in accordance with an international fisheries agreement.
Note   Under subsection 45 (1) of the Act, a fishing right is registered by entering particulars in the Register of Statutory Fishing Rights, including the particulars prescribed in subregulation (1). Particulars that do not exist in relation to a statutory fishing right would be prescribed but could not be entered.
[8]           Part 11
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[9]           Schedule 5, heading
substitute
Schedule 5        Catch limits — fishing for tuna in northern waters
(regulation 9J, definition of northern waters and regulation 9L)
  
[10]         Schedule 5, after Part 1
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Part 1A       Northern Territory and Queensland waters
                The boundary between Northern Territory and Queensland waters is the notional line commencing at a point that is the intersection of the coastline at mean low water with the boundary between the Northern Territory and Queensland, and running progressively:
                  ·    north-easterly along the geodesic to the point of latitude 15° 55¢ south, longitude 138° 30¢ east;
                  ·    north along that meridian to its intersection with the parallel of latitude 14° 30¢ south;
                  ·    east along that parallel to its intersection with the meridian of longitude 139° 15¢ east;
                  ·    north along that meridian to its intersection with the parallel of latitude 11° south.
[11]         Schedule 5, Part 2, Division 1, table
omit
Black kingfish
Rachycentron canadus
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Black kingfish that are in waters east of the meridian of longitude 129° east
Rachycentron canadus
[12]         Schedule 5, Part 2, Division 2, table
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Dolphinfish
Coryphaena hippurus
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Dolphinfish that are in northern waters west of the boundary between Northern Territory and Queensland waters
Coryphaena hippurus
[13]         Schedule 5, Part 2, after Division 3
insert
Division 4
Common name
Scientific name

Black kingfish that are in waters west of the meridian of longitude 129° east
Rachycentron canadus

Dolphinfish that are in northern waters east of the boundary between Northern Territory and Queensland waters
Coryphaena hippurus

[14]         Schedule 6, heading
substitute
Schedule 6        Catch limits — Victorian, South Australian and Tasmanian waters
(regulation 9M, definition of Victorian waters, regulations 9P, 9Q and 9R, regulation 9S, definition of South Australian waters and regulations 9V, 9W, 9X, 9ZB, 9ZC, 9ZD and 9ZJE)
  
[15]         After Schedule 6
insert
Schedule 7        Catch limits — prawn fishery waters
(regulations 9ZI, 9ZJ, 9ZK and 9ZL)
Part 1          Prawn fishery waters
                That part of the AFZ that is adjacent to the coastal waters from low water of Western Australia, the Northern Territory and Queensland and within the area bounded by a notional line beginning at the point of intersection of the north-western coastline of Australia and the meridian of longitude 126° 58¢ east and running progressively:
                  ·    north along that meridian to the outer limit of the AFZ;
                  ·    generally easterly along that outer limit to its intersection with the meridian of longitude 141° 20¢ east;
                  ·    south along that meridian to its intersection with the parallel of latitude 10° 28¢ south;
                  ·    east along that parallel to its intersection with the meridian of longitude 142° 09¢ east;
                  ·    south along that meridian to its intersection with the northern coastline of Australia;
                  ·    generally westerly along that coastline to the point where the line began.
Part 2          Crustaceans
Division 1
Common name
Scientific name

Tropical rock lobster
Panulirus ornatus

Division 2
Common name
Scientific name

Mud crab
Scylla sp.

Part 3         Molluscs
Division 1
Common name
Scientific name

Pearl shell
Pinctada sp.

Trepang
Class Holothuroidea

Trochus
Class Trochidae

Part 4          Finfish
Division 1
Common name
Scientific name

Barramundi
Lates calcarifer

Blue salmon
Eleutheronema tetradactylum

Jewfish
Nibea squatmosa, Protonibea diacanthus

Queenfish
Scomberoides lysan, S. commersonianus

Spotted grunter-bream
Pomadasys kaakan

 
Polydactylus sheridani

Division 2
Common name
Scientific name

Broad barred Spanish (Grey) mackerel
Scomberomorus semifasciatus

Gold band snapper
Pristipomoides multidens

Longtail tuna
Thunnus tonggol

Narrow barred Spanish mackerel
Scomberomorus commerson

Sweet lips
Family Lethrinidae

 
Family Serranidae

Division 3
Common name
Scientific name

Saddle tailed snapper
Lutjanus malabaricus

Red snapper
Lutjanus erythropterus

Red emperor
Lutjanus sebae

Part 5         Other species
Common name
Scientific name

Coral
 

Sharks, rays and skates
Subclass Elasmobranchii

Schedule 2        Amendment of Fisheries Management (Southern Bluefin Tuna Fishery) Regulations 1995
(regulation 10)
 
[1]           Part 3
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Schedule 3        Amendment of Fisheries Management (Bass Strait Central Zone Scallop Fishery) Regulations 2002
(regulation 11)
 
[1]           Regulations 6 to 8
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Schedule 4        Amendments of Fisheries Management (Heard Island and McDonald Islands Fishery) Regulations 2002
(regulation 12)
 
[1]           Subregulation 3 (1), definition of approved form
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[2]           Parts 2 and 3
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[3]           Division 5.1
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Schedule 5        Amendments of Fisheries Management (Southern and Eastern Scalefish and Shark Fishery) Regulations 2004
(regulation 13)
 
[1]           Subregulation 3 (1), definitions of automatic location communicator, or ALC, integrated computer vessel monitoring system, or ICVMS and manufacturer’s agent
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[2]           Regulations 4 to 7
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[3]           Regulations 9 and 10
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Note
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