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. Howeverm with the commencement of the new Scalefish Fishery Management Plan from 1 November 2015 all Total Allowable Catches (TACs) from March 2016 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. Both catch and effort data and quota landings data are now entered into and stored in the Fisheries Integrated Licensing and Management System (FILMS) 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 was set in kilograms of fish rather than numbers and all fish landed are now weighed to be 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.

2018/19 Quota Year - TAC is 30,992 kg (31.0 tonnes)

The unit value is equivalent 26kg/quota unit. The fishery is closed in March and April.

​MonthTAC Area
KG Landed

​TAC Area 
KG Uncaught
​% of TAC Taken
​Non-TAC Area
KG Landed

​Monthly Beach Price $/KG*
​May 2018
4,959
​26,033
15.4
​​​0
31.59
​Jun 2018
2,760
23,273
24.0
190
31.35
​Jul 2018
1,612
21,661
29.0
0
30.93
​Aug 2018
958
20,703
32.0
0
31.03
​Sep 2018
1,700
19,003
37.3
0
30.05
​Oct 2018^
1,909
17,094
43.2
291
30.00
​Nov 2018

​Dec 2018

​Jan 2019

​Feb 2019


​TOTAL13,898
17,094
43.2481
​​
*The monthly beach price is an average calculated from the monthly Processor Returns and is subject to change. ^Not final. As at 5 November 2018​

2017/18 Quota Year - TAC is 30,992 kg (31.0 tonnes)

The unit value was equivalent 26kg/quota unit​. The fishery is closed in March and April.

​​​Month​
TAC Area Total KG Landed
TAC Area Total KG Uncaught​% of TAC Taken​Non-TAC Area Total KG LandedMonthly Beach Price $/KG*
​May 2017
3,2​85
27,707
10.2
0
27.04
​Jun 2017
​3,694
24,013
21.7
120
27.23
​Jul 2017
1,069
22,944
25.0
0
27.90
​Aug 2017
1,215
21,729
28.8
0
26.93
​Sep 2017
922
20,807
31.6
0
27.92
​Oct 2017
1,809
18,998
37.3
0
27.36
​Nov 2017
2,734
16,264
45.8
0
27.76
​Dec 2017
2,792
13,472
54.4
0
23.79
​Jan 2018
4,291
9,181
67.8
0
27.90
​Feb 2018
7,074
2,107
89.7
108
27.69
TOTAL​28,885
2,107
89.7
228

*The monthly beach price is an average calculated from the monthly Processor Returns.​ As at 24 September 2018.

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   (251Kb)



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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