By-catch from Commonwealth Waters

"By-catch" means unwanted marine creatures and birds caught while fishing for another species;
"Commonwealth waters" means that part of the territorial sea as defined in the Coastal Waters (State Powers) Act (1980) that are not defined as coastal waters in the Coastal Waters (State Powers) Act (1980);
"unloading area", with respect to any material, means anywhere within 1500 metres of the material's first point of arrival on land in Tasmania, following its removal from the vessel or aircraft on or in which it was transported to Tasmania.

Only officers of the Biodiversity Conservation Branch of the Department of Primary Industries, Parks, Water and Environment are permitted to remove the material from the unloading area; and

The material must be either:
    (a) Lodged with the Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery; or
    (b) Disposed of in a controlled municipal refuse disposal area.


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