Banded Morwong Fishery Catch Updates

Prior to the move to a weight based quota management system for the 2016/17 quota year, the Banded Morwong Quota Fishery was different to other quota fisheries in that the quota unit value is set in numbers of fish rather than kilograms. However with the commencement of the new Scalefish Fishery Management Plan from 1 November, future Total Allowable Catches (TACs) are now set by weight rather than numbers.

Prior to the 2011/12 Quota Year, the data used in the all tables was sourced from the Department's Integrated Catch & Effort (ICE) database. In May 2011 the Department introduced the Commercial Banded Morwong Quota docket for the new quota year. This docket must be completed by ALL fishers that landed banded morwong commercially, including those that fish outside the TAC area. Instead of converting the numbers of fish using the conversion ratio, the weight reported in the current Quota Year is taken from Part B of the quota docket, as declared by the receiver. From the 2016/17 quota year the TAC will be set in kilograms of fish rather than numbers and all fish landed will need to be weighed off at the place of landing.

As the quota fishery did not commence until October 2008, the first TAC amount only applied from October 2008 to February 2009. In each subsequent year the quota period runs from 1 March till the last day of February, noting that an annual seasonal closure applies in March and April.

Quota restrictions only apply to a specific area and outside of this area is considered undeveloped. Currently, no catch limits apply to the undeveloped area.

2017/18 Quota Year - TAC is 30,992 kg (31.0 tonnes)
Month
TAC Area Total KG Landed
​TAC Area Number uncaught
​% of TAC taken
​TAC Area Total No.s Landed
Non-TAC Area Total KG Landed
Monthly Beach Price $/KG*
​May 2017
3,285
27,707
10.2
2,566
0
26.25
​Jun 2017
3,694
24,013
21.7
2,867
0
26.25
​Jul 2017
1,069
22,944
25.0
829
0
27.50
​Aug 2017
1,215
21,729
28.8
912
0
26.25
​Sep 2017
922
20,807
31.6
720
0

​Oct 2017^
130
20,677
32.1
102
0

​Nov 2017






​Dec 2017






​Jan 2018






​Feb 2018






TOTAL10,315
20,677
32.1
7,996
0

*Average monthly beach price is calculated from the monthly Processor Returns. ^Not final. As at 16 October 2017.


2016/17 Quota Year - TAC is 32,184 kg (32.2 tonnes)
​MonthTAC Area Total KG Landed
​TAC Area Total KG Uncaught
​% of TAC Taken
​TAC Area Total Numbers Landed
​Non-TAC Area Total KG Landed
​Monthly Beach Price $/KG*
​May 2016
2,922
29,2629.1​2,233​0
​24.36
​Jun 2016
​2,344​26,91816.4​1,802​024.57
​Jul 2016
​1,053​25,86519.6
​790​0
​25.12
​Aug 2016
1,104
​24,76123.1​8371124.26
​Sep 2016
​1,784​22,977​28.61,3610​25.07​
​Oct 2016
1,097​21,880​32.0854443​25.09
​Nov 2016
​2,542​19,338​39.9​1,967​188​24.10
​Dec 2016
​3,796​15,542​51.7​2,960250​23.79
​Jan 2017
​5,7099,833
​69.4​4,408309​23.78
​Feb 2017
​8,858​975​97.0​6,797​281​23.35
​TOTAL31,20997597.024,0091,482
*Average monthly beach price is calculated from the monthly Processor Returns.

For a printable version of the TAC and Catch information for the 2016/17, 2015/16, 2014/15, 2013/14, 2012/13, 2011/12, 2010/11, 2009/10 and the partial 2008/09 Quota Years, please access the document below.

  Historical Banded Morwong Quota Landings since October 2008   (602Kb)

Contact

Commercial Scalefish
Frances Seaborn
1 Franklin Wharf
HOBART TAS 7000
Phone: 03 6165 3044, 1300 368 550
Email: frances.seaborn@dpipwe.tas.gov.au

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