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.

Before 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.

2019/20 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 2019
4,770
26,222
15.4
1,038
32.87
​Jun 2019
2,528
23,695
23.5
0
33.21
​Jul 2019
1,547
22,148
28.5
305
32.32
​Aug 2019^
1,212
20,935
32.5
0

​Sep 2019


​Oct 2019


​Nov 2019




​Dec 2019

​Jan 2020

​Feb 2020


​TOTAL^10,057
20,935
32.21,343​​
*The monthly beach price is an average calculated from the monthly Processor Returns and is subject to change. ^Not final, subject to change. As at 29 August 2019​

2018/19 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 2018
4,959
26,033
16.0
0
32.00
​Jun 2018
2,760
23,273
24.9
190
32.00
​Jul 2018
1,612
21,661
30.1
0
32.00
​Aug 2018
958
20,703
33.2
0
31.67
​Sep 2018
1,700
19,003
38.7
0
32.75
​Oct 2018
1,978
17,025
45.1
591
32.17
​Nov 2018
2,149
14,876
52.0
376
31.50
​Dec 2018
3,053
11,823
61.9
358
32.00
​Jan 2019
5,534
6,289
79.7
1,199
32.20
​Feb 2019
5,890
399
98.7
2,375
32.75
TOTAL​30,593
399
98.7
5,089
​​​

*The monthly beach price is an average calculated from the monthly Processor Returns.​ As at 21 May 2019.

For a printable version of the TAC and Catch information for the 2017/18, 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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