Abalone Management Plan Amendments
2017 Draft Abalone Management PlanPublic comment on these proposals closes on 23 October 2017.
The Fisheries (General and Fees) Regulations 2016
are being reviewed. As part of this a new management plan will be prepared for the abalone fishery.
The proposals include:
- changes to commercial abalone size limits and boundaries; and
- tightening of receipt requirements and on-water possession limits for non-licensed fishers.
There are no changes to recreational size, bag and possession limits.
Consultation drafts of the proposed Fisheries (General and Fees) Amendment Regulations (No. 3) 2017
and the Fisheries (Abalone) Rules 2017
Also available is a summary of proposed changes:
Most of the changes proposed relate to commercial north-west boundaries and size limits. These are contained in the Fisheries (General and Fees) Amendment Regulations (No. 3) 2017.
Please be aware that:
- a small number of changes are proposed to some of the rules in the Fisheries (Abalone) Rules 2009;
- every rule is available for review as part of this consultation.
Comments on any or all of the rules are being called for.
Please send your comments to The Secretary c/-: