Catch and Closures Information

​​​​​​​​​​​In the interset of sustainability, the amount of perwinkles and short spined sea urchins that can be harvested from defined areas (zones) is limited by allocating a Total allowable catch (TAC) for the area.  Once the TAC is reached the zone is closed for the remainder of the licensing year.  

Below are the progressive commercial catches for the licensng year. ​​


Sea Urchin (Heliocidaris) Catch to date for 2019/2020 - the size limit is 70mm

​Zone
​TAC tonnes 2019/2020
​Catch tonnes
 29 July 2020
​Catch remaining as of
29 July 2020
​Status (open/closed)
​South east
​44
​9.86
34.14​​Open
​Central east
​45
​52.00
0​​Closed 2 Dec 2019
​North east
​37
33.5​0
​Closed 2 Dec 2019
​Northern
​  30
FI 3
KI 3
Kent 3
0.3
0
0
0​
29.7
3
3
3
​Open
Open
Open
Open
​Western
​10
0​10​​Open
​Total
​175
95.66​79.34​


 

Georges Bay​ Sea Urchin (Heliocidaris) 7 tonne cap

​​Georges Bay 7 tonne capped area
​Catch tonnes  
20 May 2020
Catch remaining as at
20 May 2020
​Staus (open/Closed


5.4​0​​Closed 


Sea Urchin (Centrostephanus) 

​TAC tonnes 2018/2019
​Catch tonnes 2019/2020  as of 29 July 2020
​559.6
​354.9



Periwinkles catch to date for 2019/2020 - the size limit is 45 mm​​

​Zone
​TAC tonnes 2019/2020
​Catch tonnes
 29 July 2020
​Catch remaining as of
29 July 2020
​Status (open/closed)
​South East
​10.0
8.25​3.48​​Closed as of 1 August 2020
​Central east
​5.6
7.7​0​
​Closed as of 1
 20 May 2020
​North east
​19.2
20.3​0​​Closed as of 1 August 2020
​Northern
​4.4
FI 3
KI 3
​Kent 3
0.24
0
0
0​
4.2
3
3
3​
​Open
Open
Open
Open
​Western
​​13.6
3.36
10.40​​Open
​Total
​​​61.8
39.85
21.95​​​



Periwinkles Eddystone 6 tonne cap
​Eddystone Point  capped area
​Catch tonnes 
 20 May 2020
​Catch remaining as of
20 May 2020
​Staus (open/closed)
6 Tonnes​6.28
0
​Closed as of 14 December 2019




 

Contact

Fisheries Management Officer (Dive Fisheries)
Greg Ryan
Wild Fisheries Management Branch
1 Franklin Wharf
Hobart TAS 7000
Phone: 03 6165 3028
Email: greg.ryan@dpipwe.tas.gov.au

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