Abalone Management Plan Amendments
2017 Draft Abalone Management PlanPublic comment on these proposals closed on 23 October 2017.
The Fisheries (General and Fees) Regulations 2016
were reviewed during 2017 and subsequently a new management plan will be prepared for the abalone fishery. The proposed changes included:
- changes to commercial abalone size limits and boundaries; and
- tightening of receipt requirements and on-water possession limits for non-licensed fishers.
There were 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
plus a summary of the proposed changes are below.
Most of the changes related to commercial north-west boundaries and size limits contained in the Fisheries (General and Fees) Amendment Regulations (No. 3) 2017.