Sunday, October 26, 2014

DAFF Extends Abalone Fishing Season

The Department of Fisheries has extended the fishing season to 31 October 2014 for Zone G1 right holders only.

The granting of the season extension follows a written request by a Zone G right holder who requested an extension to the season until such time as quotas were harvested. The Department refused to allow an open-ended time frame noting that the 2014/2015 season is set to commence on 1 November 2014.

The TAC for the upcoming season must still be determined. The abalone industry has motivated for a 160 ton catch allowance while the department has proposed a 43 ton TAC.

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