Fisheries Regulation 2008


Queensland Crest
Fisheries Regulation 2008

Chapter 1 Preliminary

Part 1 Introduction

1Short title

This regulation may be cited as the Fisheries Regulation 2008 .

2Commencement

This regulation commences on 1 April 2008.

Part 2 Interpretation

Division 1 Relationship with Fisheries Declaration 2019

div hdg amd 2015 SL No. 12 s 5

sub 2019 SL No. 71 s 4

3Regulation to be read with Fisheries Declaration 2019

For fisheries declarations, this regulation must be read together with the Fisheries Declaration 2019 .

Note—

See the Fisheries Declaration 2019 , section 3 about the interpretation of terms in the declaration.

s 3 amd 2010 SL No. 35 s 5 sch 1; 2011 SL No. 236 s 2 sch

sub 2015 SL No. 12 s 6; 2019 SL No. 71 s 4

Division 2 Definitions

4Dictionary

The dictionary in schedule 11 defines particular words used in this regulation.

4AMeaning of stowed and securedAct, s 77A

(1)This section prescribes the meaning of stowed and secured for section 77A (4) of the Act and this regulation.
(2)A thing is stowed and secured if it is stowed inboard a boat.

s 4A ins 2019 SL No. 71 s 5

Division 3 Scientific names for fish

5Definition for div 3

In this division—
species includes another taxonomic grouping.

6Scientific names for species of fish

(1)The scientific name for a species of fish mentioned in schedule 5, column 1 is the scientific name stated opposite the species of fish in schedule 5, column 2.
(2)The scientific name for a species of fish mentioned in schedule 6, column 1 is the scientific name stated opposite the species of fish in schedule 6, column 2.
(3)Without limiting subsection (1) or (2), the scientific name for a species of fish mentioned in this regulation or a declaration follows the scientific name for the species of the fish stated in a document mentioned in schedule 7 (a prescribed reference document).

s 6 amd 2008 SL No. 156 s 3; 2019 SL No. 71 s 6

7Alternative scientific names in prescribed reference documents

(1) Subsection (2) applies if, for a species of fish mentioned in this regulation or a declaration, there are alternative scientific names mentioned in more than 1 prescribed reference document under schedule 7.
(2)The scientific name for the species follows the scientific name mentioned in the prescribed reference document with the lowest item number under schedule 7.
(3)This section does not limit section 6.
(4)In this section—
alternative, to a scientific name, includes a variation of the name.

s 7 amd 2010 SL No. 164 s 27; 2019 SL No. 71 s 6

8Inconsistency between prescribed reference and scheduled names

(1)This section applies if—
(a)in a document, other than a prescribed reference document, a species of fish is referred to by the scientific name for the species stated in a prescribed reference document (the prescribed reference name); and
(b)the prescribed reference name is not consistent with the scientific name for the species stated in schedule 5 or 6 (the scheduled name).
(2)The reference to the prescribed reference name may, if the context permits, be taken to be a reference to the scheduled name.

Division 4 References to regulated waters

div hdg sub 2019 SL No. 71 s 59 sch 1

9References to regulated waters by name or description

A reference to particular regulated waters by name or description is a reference to the regulated waters with that name or description under the Fisheries Declaration 2019 , schedule 1.

s 9 amd 2019 SL No. 71 s 59 sch 1

10[Repealed]

s 10 om 2019 SL No. 71 s 7

11[Repealed]

s 11 om 2019 SL No. 71 s 7

12[Repealed]

s 12 om 2019 SL No. 71 s 7

Division 5 Matters relating to authorities and commercial fisheries

13References to an authority include its conditions

A reference to an authority includes a reference to its conditions.

s 13 amd 2019 SL No. 71 s 59 sch 1

14References to activities carried out under an authority

A person carries out an activity under an authority only if—
(a)the authority, or a provision of this regulation about that type of authority, authorises the person to carry out the activity; and
(b)the person carries out the activity in accordance with that authorisation.

Note—

See also section 208 (Authorisations subject to regulation, declarations and authorities).

s 14 amd 2019 SL No. 71 s 59 sch 1

15Who is a commercial fisher

(1)Generally, a commercial fisher is anyone who holds a commercial fisher licence.
(2)However, in a fishery provision about a commercial fishery in chapters 7 to 11, a reference to a commercial fisher is a reference to a commercial fisher acting under the commercial fishing boat licence on which is written a fishery symbol for the fishery.

s 15 amd 2016 SL No. 193 s 3

15AWhat is a commercial fishery

(1)Generally, a commercial fishery is a fishery provided for under chapters 7 to 11.
(2)A reference to a commercial fishery includes a reference to the authorisations and conditions stated in a fishery provision about the fishery.
(3)A reference to doing a thing in a commercial fishery includes a reference to doing the thing under the authorisations and conditions stated in a fishery provision about the fishery.

s 15A ins 2008 SL No. 448 s 4

amd 2010 SL No. 164 s 28; 2019 SL No. 71 s 59 sch 1

16References to the licence in a fishery provision

In a fishery provision about a commercial fishery, a reference to the licence is a reference to a licence on which is written a fishery symbol for the fishery.

Division 6 Working out boundaries of areas

17References to latitudes and longitudes

(1)Subject to subsection (2), the latitudes and longitudes used to describe the boundary of an area are worked out using GDA 94.
(2)The latitudes and longitudes used to describe the boundary of an area shown on a fish habitat area plan mentioned in schedule 3 are worked out using AGD 84.
(3)In this section—
AGD 84 means the Australian Geodetic Datum 1984, commonly called ‘AGD 84’, defined in the technical report by Allman, JS and Veenstra, C titled ‘Geodetic Model of Australia 1982’, Technical Report 33, published in 1984 by the Commonwealth Department of Resources and Energy, Division of National Mapping.

Editor’s note—

The report may be inspected, during office hours on business days, at the southern regional office of the department in which the Survey and Mapping Infrastructure Act 2003 is administered. On the notification day that office was at the Landcentre, corner of Vulture and Main Streets, Woolloongabba.
GDA 94 means the Geocentric Datum of Australia 1994, commonly called ‘GDA 94’, notified in the Commonwealth Government Gazette No. GN 35 on 6 September 1995, at page 3369.

s 17 amd 2010 SL No. 164 s 29

18References to boundaries, lines, shores and other points

Unless otherwise provided, the following apply—
(a)a boundary or line along a shore follows high water mark;
(b)a boundary or line along a shore intersected by a waterway crosses the waterway by the shortest line between its banks;
(c)other boundaries and lines run from point to point in a straight line;
(d)a reference to a shore is a reference to the shore at high water mark;
(e)a reference to a point or to the tip of an island or other geographical feature, is a reference to the point or tip on the shore at high water mark.

19References to waterways

Unless otherwise provided, a reference to a waterway is a reference to all of the following—
(a)the waterway upstream of the shortest line between its banks at their junction, at low water, with the body of water into which the waterway finally flows;
(b)the foreshores of the waterway.

20References to banks of waterways

Unless otherwise provided, a reference to a bank of a waterway is a reference to the bank at its junction, at high water, with the body of water into which it finally flows.

Division 7 Other general provisions aiding interpretation

21References to aids to navigation

A reference to a beacon, buoy, lead, light or marine mark is a reference to an aid to navigation under the Transport Operations (Marine Safety) Act 1994 , section 104.

22References to distances between nets

A reference to a distance between nets is a reference to—
(a)for nets in a waterway—the distance between the nets measured along the centre line of the waterway; and
(b)for nets on a foreshore—the distance between the nets measured along the shore.

23References to drops and number of meshes

(1)A reference to a net’s drop is a reference to the distance between the top and the bottom of the net when its meshes are taut.
(2)A reference to a number of meshes in a net’s drop is a reference to the number of rows of mesh between the top and bottom of the net.

24References to periods of days or months

(1)This section applies if a provision states a period that—
(a)starts on a day or in a month (the first mentioned day or month); and
(b)ends on a day or in a month (the second mentioned day or month).
(2)The period is taken to start at the beginning of the first mentioned day or month and end at the end of the second mentioned day or month.

Example—

A stated period from 1 November to 1 February starts immediately after midnight at the beginning of 1 November and ends immediately before midnight at the end of 1 February.

s 24 amd 2019 SL No. 71 s 59 sch 1

25References to times

(1)This section applies if a provision states a period that starts at a time (the first mentioned time) and ends at another time (the second mentioned time).
(2)The period is taken to start at the first mentioned time and end at the second mentioned time whether the second mentioned time is on the same, or a different, day, week, month or year.

Examples—

A stated period from midday on 1 November to midday on 1 February is a period of 3 months starting at midday on 1 November and ending at midday on 1 February.
A stated period from 4p.m. to 4a.m. is a period of 12 hours starting at 4p.m. on a particular day and ending at 4a.m. on the next day.
A stated period from 3p.m. to 5a.m. from 1 July to 31 October consists of each period of time within the stated days starting at 3p.m. on a particular day and ending at 5a.m. on the next day. The first period of time starts at 3p.m. on 1 July and the last period of time ends at 5a.m. on 31 October.

Chapter 2 [Repealed]

ch hdg om 2019 SL No. 71 s 8

Part 1 [Repealed]

pt hdg om 2019 SL No. 71 s 8

26[Repealed]

s 26 om 2019 SL No. 71 s 8

Part 2 [Repealed]

pt hdg om 2019 SL No. 71 s 8

29[Repealed]

s 29 om 2019 SL No. 71 s 8

Part 3 [Repealed]

pt hdg om 2019 SL No. 71 s 8

30[Repealed]

s 30 amd 2015 SL No. 125 s 4

om 2019 SL No. 71 s 8

31[Repealed]

s 31 amd 2015 SL No. 125 s 4

om 2019 SL No. 71 s 8

Part 4 [Repealed]

pt hdg om 2019 SL No. 71 s 8

Division 1 [Repealed]

div hdg om 2019 SL No. 71 s 8

32[Repealed]

s 32 om 2019 SL No. 71 s 8

Division 2 [Repealed]

div hdg om 2019 SL No. 71 s 8

Subdivision 1 [Repealed]

sdiv hdg ins 2011 SL No. 224 s 3

om 2019 SL No. 71 s 8

33[Repealed]

s 33 sub 2008 SL No. 448 s 5; 2011 SL No. 224 s 4

om 2019 SL No. 71 s 8

34[Repealed]

s 34 om 2019 SL No. 71 s 8

Subdivision 2 [Repealed]

sdiv hdg ins 2011 SL No. 224 s 5

om 2019 SL No. 71 s 8

34A[Repealed]

s 34A ins 2011 SL No. 224 s 5

om 2019 SL No. 71 s 8

34B[Repealed]

s 34B ins 2011 SL No. 224 s 5

amd 2013 SL No. 270 s 3

om 2019 SL No. 71 s 8

Division 3 [Repealed]

div hdg om 2019 SL No. 71 s 8

Subdivision 1 [Repealed]

sdiv hdg om 2019 SL No. 71 s 8

35[Repealed]

s 35 amd 2011 SL No. 106 s 4

om 2019 SL No. 71 s 8

Subdivision 2 [Repealed]

sdiv hdg om 2019 SL No. 71 s 8

36[Repealed]

s 36 om 2019 SL No. 71 s 8

Subdivision 3 [Repealed]

sdiv hdg amd 2008 SL No. 156 s 4

om 2019 SL No. 71 s 8

37[Repealed]

s 37 om 2019 SL No. 71 s 8

38[Repealed]

s 38 om 2019 SL No. 71 s 8

39[Repealed]

s 39 om 2019 SL No. 71 s 8

40[Repealed]

s 40 amd 2012 SL No. 252 s 6 sch

om 2016 SL No. 193 s 4

Part 5 [Repealed]

pt hdg om 2019 SL No. 71 s 8

Division 1 [Repealed]

div hdg om 2019 SL No. 71 s 8

41[Repealed]

s 41 om 2019 SL No. 71 s 8

Division 2 [Repealed]

div hdg om 2019 SL No. 71 s 8

42[Repealed]

s 42 amd 2014 SL No. 69 s 4

om 2019 SL No. 71 s 8

Division 3 [Repealed]

div hdg sub 2011 SL No. 236 s 3

om 2019 SL No. 71 s 8

Subdivision 1 [Repealed]

sdiv hdg ins 2011 SL No. 236 s 3

om 2019 SL No. 71 s 8

43[Repealed]

s 43 sub 2011 SL No. 236 s 3

om 2019 SL No. 71 s 8

44[Repealed]

s 44 amd 2008 SL No. 314 s 16

sub 2011 SL No. 236 s 3

om 2019 SL No. 71 s 8

Subdivision 2 [Repealed]

sdiv hdg ins 2011 SL No. 236 s 3

om 2019 SL No. 71 s 8

44A[Repealed]

s 44A ins 2011 SL No. 236 s 3

om 2019 SL No. 71 s 8

44B[Repealed]

s 44B ins 2011 SL No. 236 s 3

om 2019 SL No. 71 s 8

Subdivision 3 [Repealed]

sdiv hdg ins 2011 SL No. 236 s 3

om 2019 SL No. 71 s 8

45[Repealed]

s 45 sub 2011 SL No. 236 s 3

om 2019 SL No. 71 s 8

Division 3A [Repealed]

div hdg ins 2010 SL No. 354 s 3

om 2011 SL No. 140 s 4

45A[Repealed]

s 45A ins 2010 SL No. 354 s 3

om 2011 SL No. 140 s 4

45B[Repealed]

s 45B ins 2010 SL No. 354 s 3

om 2011 SL No. 140 s 4

Division 4 [Repealed]

div hdg om 2019 SL No. 71 s 8

Subdivision 1 [Repealed]

sdiv hdg om 2019 SL No. 71 s 8

46[Repealed]

s 46 om 2019 SL No. 71 s 8

Subdivision 2 [Repealed]

sdiv hdg amd 2008 SL No. 156 s 5

om 2019 SL No. 71 s 8

48[Repealed]

s 48 om 2019 SL No. 71 s 8

49[Repealed]

s 49 om 2019 SL No. 71 s 8

50[Repealed]

s 50 amd 2008 SL No. 384 s 5; 2009 SL No. 213 s 20; 2015 SL No. 12 s 7

om 2019 SL No. 71 s 8

Division 5 [Repealed]

div hdg om 2019 SL No. 71 s 8

52[Repealed]

s 52 om 2019 SL No. 71 s 8

Division 6 [Repealed]

div hdg sub 2014 SL No. 282 s 5

om 2019 SL No. 71 s 8

53[Repealed]

s 53 sub 2014 SL No. 282 s 5

om 2019 SL No. 71 s 8

54[Repealed]

s 54 sub 2014 SL No. 282 s 5

om 2019 SL No. 71 s 8

Division 7 [Repealed]

div hdg om 2019 SL No. 61 s 4

55[Repealed]

s 55 amd 2009 SL No. 61 s 5

om 2019 SL No. 61 s 4

56[Repealed]

s 56 om 2019 SL No. 61 s 4

Division 8 [Repealed]

div hdg om 2019 SL No. 71 s 8

57[Repealed]

s 57 amd 2018 SL No. 149 s 4

om 2019 SL No. 71 s 8

Division 9 [Repealed]

div hdg om 2019 SL No. 71 s 8

58[Repealed]

s 58 amd 2008 SL No. 384 s 6

om 2019 SL No. 71 s 8

58AA[Repealed]

s 58AA ins 2008 SL No. 431 s 15

om 2019 SL No. 71 s 8

Division 9A [Repealed]

div hdg ins 2008 SL No. 314 s 17

sub 2009 SL No. 61 s 6

om 2019 SL No. 71 s 8

58A[Repealed]

s 58A ins 2008 SL No. 314 s 17

amd 2009 SL No. 61 s 7; 2014 SL No. 69 s 7

om 2019 SL No. 71 s 8

Division 9B [Repealed]

div hdg ins 2014 SL No. 282 s 6

om 2019 SL No. 71 s 8

58B[Repealed]

s 58B ins 2014 SL No. 282 s 6

om 2019 SL No. 71 s 8

Division 10 [Repealed]

div hdg om 2019 SL No. 71 s 8

59[Repealed]

s 59 om 2019 SL No. 71 s 8

60[Repealed]

s 60 om 2011 SL No. 224 s 6

61[Repealed]

s 61 om 2019 SL No. 71 s 8

62[Repealed]

s 62 amd 2008 SL No. 448 s 7

om 2019 SL No. 71 s 8

63[Repealed]

s 63 om 2019 SL No. 71 s 8

64[Repealed]

s 64 om 2019 SL No. 71 s 8

Part 6 [Repealed]

pt hdg om 2019 SL No. 71 s 8

Division 1 [Repealed]

div hdg om 2019 SL No. 71 s 8

65[Repealed]

s 65 om 2019 SL No. 71 s 8

Division 2 [Repealed]

div hdg om 2019 SL No. 71 s 8

66[Repealed]

s 66 om 2019 SL No. 71 s 8

Division 3 [Repealed]

div hdg om 2019 SL No. 71 s 8

67[Repealed]

s 67 om 2019 SL No. 71 s 8

68[Repealed]

s 68 om 2019 SL No. 71 s 8

Division 4 [Repealed]

div hdg om 2019 SL No. 71 s 8

69[Repealed]

s 69 om 2019 SL No. 71 s 8

70[Repealed]

s 70 om 2019 SL No. 71 s 8

Part 7 [Repealed]

pt hdg om 2019 SL No. 71 s 8

Division 1 [Repealed]

div hdg om 2019 SL No. 71 s 8

71[Repealed]

s 71 om 2019 SL No. 71 s 8

Division 2 [Repealed]

div hdg om 2019 SL No. 71 s 8

Subdivision 1 [Repealed]

sdiv hdg sub 2009 SL No. 61 s 8

om 2019 SL No. 71 s 8

72[Repealed]

s 72 amd 2009 SL No. 61 s 9

om 2019 SL No. 71 s 8

Subdivision 2 [Repealed]

sdiv hdg om 2019 SL No. 71 s 8

73[Repealed]

s 73 om 2019 SL No. 71 s 8

74[Repealed]

s 74 amd 2011 SL No. 224 s 7; 2011 SL No. 236 s 2 sch

om 2019 SL No. 71 s 8

Subdivision 3 [Repealed]

sdiv hdg sub 2009 SL No. 61 s 10

om 2019 SL No. 71 s 8

75[Repealed]

s 75 amd 2008 SL No. 314 s 18; 2009 SL No. 61 s 11; 2014 SL No. 328 s 4

om 2019 SL No. 71 s 8

76[Repealed]

s 76 amd 2009 SL No. 61 s 12

om 2019 SL No. 71 s 8

Subdivision 4 [Repealed]

sdiv hdg ins 2011 SL No. 224 s 8

sub 2012 SL No. 252 s 6 sch

om 2019 SL No. 71 s 8

76A[Repealed]

s 76A ins 2011 SL No. 224 s 8

amd 2012 SL No. 252 s 6 sch

om 2019 SL No. 71 s 8

Division 3 [Repealed]

div hdg om 2019 SL No. 71 s 8

Subdivision 1 [Repealed]

sdiv hdg om 2019 SL No. 71 s 8

77[Repealed]

s 77 amd 2011 SL No. 106 s 6

om 2019 SL No. 71 s 8

78[Repealed]

s 78 om 2019 SL No. 71 s 8

Subdivision 2 [Repealed]

sdiv hdg om 2019 SL No. 71 s 8

79[Repealed]

s 79 om 2019 SL No. 71 s 8

Subdivision 3 [Repealed]

sdiv hdg om 2019 SL No. 71 s 8

80[Repealed]

s 80 amd 2008 SL No. 156 s 2 sch; 2011 SL No. 106 s 7

om 2019 SL No. 71 s 8

81[Repealed]

s 81 om 2019 SL No. 71 s 8

Part 8 [Repealed]

pt hdg om 2019 SL No. 71 s 8

Division 1 [Repealed]

div hdg om 2019 SL No. 71 s 8

82[Repealed]

s 82 om 2019 SL No. 71 s 8

Division 2 [Repealed]

div hdg om 2019 SL No. 71 s 8

83[Repealed]

s 83 om 2019 SL No. 71 s 8

84[Repealed]

s 84 om 2019 SL No. 71 s 8

Division 3 [Repealed]

div hdg om 2019 SL No. 71 s 8

85[Repealed]

s 85 amd 2009 SL No. 61 s 13

om 2019 SL No. 71 s 8

Part 9 [Repealed]

pt hdg om 2019 SL No. 71 s 8

Division 1 [Repealed]

div hdg om 2019 SL No. 71 s 8

86[Repealed]

s 86 om 2019 SL No. 71 s 8

Division 2 [Repealed]

div hdg om 2019 SL No. 71 s 8

87[Repealed]

s 87 amd 2008 SL No. 156 s 2 sch; 2008 SL No. 314 s 19

sub 2008 SL No. 448 s 8 (amd 2009 SL No. 114 s 3)

amd 2011 SL No. 224 s 9; 2011 SL No. 236 s 2 sch

om 2019 SL No. 71 s 8

88[Repealed]

s 88 om 2019 SL No. 71 s 8

89[Repealed]

s 89 amd 2008 SL No. 448 s 9; 2013 SL No. 270 s 4

om 2015 SL No. 125 s 5

Division 3 [Repealed]

div hdg om 2019 SL No. 71 s 8

90[Repealed]

s 90 amd 2008 SL No. 314 s 20; 2008 SL No. 448 s 10

om 2019 SL No. 71 s 8

91[Repealed]

s 91 om 2019 SL No. 71 s 8

Part 10 [Repealed]

pt hdg om 2019 SL No. 71 s 8

Division 1 [Repealed]

div hdg om 2019 SL No. 71 s 8

92[Repealed]

s 92 om 2019 SL No. 71 s 8

Division 2 [Repealed]

div hdg om 2019 SL No. 71 s 8

93[Repealed]

s 93 om 2019 SL No. 71 s 8

94[Repealed]

s 94 om 2019 SL No. 71 s 8

Division 3 [Repealed]

div hdg om 2019 SL No. 71 s 8

95[Repealed]

div hdg om 2019 SL No. 71 s 8

Division 4 [Repealed]

div hdg om 2019 SL No. 71 s 8

97[Repealed]

s 97 sub 2008 SL No. 448 s 12

om 2019 SL No. 71 s 8

98[Repealed]

s 98 amd 2008 SL No. 448 s 13

om 2019 SL No. 71 s 8

Division 5 [Repealed]

div hdg om 2019 SL No. 71 s 8

99[Repealed]

s 99 om 2019 SL No. 71 s 8

100[Repealed]

s 100 om 2019 SL No. 71 s 8

101[Repealed]

s 101 amd 2008 SL No. 448 s 14; 2012 SL No. 252 s 7

om 2019 SL No. 71 s 8

Part 11 [Repealed]

pt hdg om 2019 SL No. 71 s 8

Division 1 [Repealed]

div hdg om 2019 SL No. 71 s 8

102[Repealed]

s 102 om 2019 SL No. 71 s 8

Division 2 [Repealed]

div hdg om 2019 SL No. 71 s 8

103[Repealed]

s 103 sub 2008 SL No. 448 s 15 (amd 2009 SL No. 114 s 4)

om 2019 SL No. 71 s 8

104[Repealed]

s 104 sub 2009 SL No. 114 s 20

amd 2010 SL No. 164 s 30

om 2019 SL No. 71 s 8

105[Repealed]

s 105 sub 2009 SL No. 114 s 20

om 2019 SL No. 71 s 8

106[Repealed]

s 106 sub 2009 SL No. 114 s 20

amd 2010 SL No. 164 s 31

om 2019 SL No. 71 s 8

107[Repealed]

s 107 om 2009 SL No. 114 s 21

108[Repealed]

s 108 om 2009 SL No. 114 s 21

Division 3 [Repealed]

div hdg om 2019 SL No. 71 s 8

109[Repealed]

s 109 amd 2008 SL No. 156 s 7; 2008 SL No. 448 s 18 (amd 2009 SL No. 114 s 7)

om 2019 SL No. 71 s 8

Division 4 [Repealed]

div hdg om 2019 SL No. 71 s 8

110[Repealed]

s 110 om 2019 SL No. 71 s 8

Division 5 [Repealed]

div hdg sub 2008 SL No. 448 s 19

om 2019 SL No. 71 s 8

110A[Repealed]

s 110A ins 2008 SL No. 156 s 8

om 2008 SL No. 448 s 19

111[Repealed]

s 111 sub 2008 SL No. 448 s 19 (amd 2009 SL No. 114 s 8)

om 2019 SL No. 71 s 8

112[Repealed]

s 112 sub 2008 SL No. 156 s 9

om 2008 SL No. 448 s 19

113[Repealed]

s 113 om 2008 SL No. 448 s 19

Division 6 [Repealed]

div hdg om 2019 SL No. 71 s 8

114[Repealed]

s 114 sub 2008 SL No. 156 s 10; 2008 SL No. 448 s 20 (amd 2009 SL No. 114 s 9)

om 2019 SL No. 71 s 8

Division 7 [Repealed]

div hdg om 2019 SL No. 71 s 8

115[Repealed]

s 115 om 2019 SL No. 71 s 8

116[Repealed]

s 116 amd 2008 SL No. 156 s 11; 2008 SL No. 314 s 21

sub 2008 SL No. 448 s 21 (amd 2009 SL No. 114 s 10)

om 2019 SL No. 71 s 8

116A[Repealed]

s 116A ins 2008 SL No. 448 s 21

om 2019 SL No. 71 s 8

Part 12 [Repealed]

pt hdg om 2019 SL No. 71 s 8

Division 1 [Repealed]

div hdg om 2019 SL No. 71 s 8

117[Repealed]

s 117 om 2019 SL No. 71 s 8

Division 2 [Repealed]

div hdg om 2019 SL No. 71 s 8

118[Repealed]

s 118 om 2019 SL No. 71 s 8

Division 3 [Repealed]

div hdg om 2019 SL No. 71 s 8

119[Repealed]

s 119 amd 2008 SL No. 156 s 2 sch

sub 2008 SL No. 448 s 22 (amd 2009 SL No. 114 s 11)

om 2019 SL No. 71 s 8

120[Repealed]

s 120 sub 2008 SL No. 448 s 22

om 2019 SL No. 71 s 8

120A[Repealed]

s 120A ins 2008 SL No. 448 s 22

om 2019 SL No. 71 s 8

121[Repealed]

s 121 amd 2008 SL No. 448 s 23

om 2019 SL No. 71 s 8

122[Repealed]

s 122 amd 2008 SL No. 448 s 24

om 2019 SL No. 71 s 8

Part 12A [Repealed]

pt hdg ins 2015 SL No. 125 s 6

om 2019 SL No. 71 s 8

Division 1 [Repealed]

div hdg ins 2015 SL No. 125 s 6

om 2019 SL No. 71 s 8

123[Repealed]

s 123 orig s 123 amd 2008 SL No. 156 s 2 sch

om 2008 SL No. 448 s 25

prev s 123 ins 2015 SL No. 125 s 6

om 2019 SL No. 71 s 8

Division 2 [Repealed]

div hdg ins 2015 SL No. 125 s 6

om 2019 SL No. 71 s 8

123A[Repealed]

s 123A ins 2015 SL No. 125 s 6

om 2019 SL No. 71 s 8

123B[Repealed]

s 123B ins 2015 SL No. 125 s 6

om 2019 SL No. 71 s 8

Part 13 [Repealed]

pt hdg om 2019 SL No. 71 s 8

124[Repealed]

s 124 om 2019 SL No. 71 s 8

125[Repealed]

s 125 amd 2016 SL No. 193 s 6

om 2019 SL No. 71 s 8

126[Repealed]

s 126 om 2019 SL No. 71 s 8

127[Repealed]

s 127 om 2019 SL No. 71 s 8

Chapter 3 [Repealed]

ch hdg om 2019 SL No. 71 s 8

Part 1 [Repealed]

pt hdg om 2019 SL No. 71 s 8

128[Repealed]

s 128 om 2019 SL No. 71 s 8

129[Repealed]

s 129 om 2019 SL No. 71 s 8

Part 2 [Repealed]

pt hdg om 2019 SL No. 71 s 8

130[Repealed]

s 130 om 2019 SL No. 71 s 8

131[Repealed]

s 131 om 2019 SL No. 71 s 8

132[Repealed]

s 132 om 2019 SL No. 71 s 8

133[Repealed]

s 133 om 2019 SL No. 71 s 8

134[Repealed]

s 134 om 2019 SL No. 71 s 8

135[Repealed]

s 135 om 2019 SL No. 71 s 8

136[Repealed]

s 136 om 2019 SL No. 71 s 8

137[Repealed]

s 137 om 2019 SL No. 71 s 8

138[Repealed]

s 138 amd 2011 SL No. 224 s 11

om 2019 SL No. 71 s 8

139[Repealed]

s 139 amd 2019 SL No. 61 s 5

om 2019 SL No. 71 s 8

Part 3 [Repealed]

pt hdg om 2019 SL No. 71 s 8

140[Repealed]

s 140 om 2019 SL No. 71 s 8

141[Repealed]

s 141 amd 2008 SL No. 448 s 26; 2009 SL No. 114 s 22

om 2019 SL No. 71 s 8

142[Repealed]

s 142 om 2019 SL No. 71 s 8

143[Repealed]

s 143 amd 2008 SL No. 448 s 27

om 2019 SL No. 71 s 8

Part 4 [Repealed]

pt hdg om 2019 SL No. 71 s 8

Division 1 [Repealed]

div hdg om 2019 SL No. 71 s 8

144[Repealed]

s 144 om 2019 SL No. 71 s 8

145[Repealed]

s 145 om 2019 SL No. 71 s 8

146[Repealed]

s 146 amd 2009 SL No. 61 s 14

om 2019 SL No. 71 s 8

147[Repealed]

s 147 om 2019 SL No. 71 s 8

Division 2 [Repealed]

div hdg om 2019 SL No. 71 s 8

148[Repealed]

s 148 om 2019 SL No. 71 s 8

Part 5 [Repealed]

pt hdg om 2019 SL No. 71 s 8

Division 1 [Repealed]

div hdg om 2019 SL No. 71 s 8

149[Repealed]

s 149 om 2019 SL No. 71 s 8

Division 2 [Repealed]

div hdg om 2019 SL No. 71 s 8

150[Repealed]

s 150 om 2019 SL No. 71 s 8

151[Repealed]

s 151 om 2019 SL No. 71 s 8

Division 3 [Repealed]

div hdg om 2019 SL No. 71 s 8

152[Repealed]

s 152 amd 2016 SL No. 75 s 129 sch 12

om 2019 SL No. 71 s 8

153[Repealed]

s 153 om 2019 SL No. 71 s 8

Part 6 [Repealed]

pt hdg om 2019 SL No. 71 s 8

Division 1 [Repealed]

div hdg om 2019 SL No. 71 s 8

154[Repealed]

s 154 om 2019 SL No. 71 s 8

155[Repealed]

s 155 om 2019 SL No. 71 s 8

156[Repealed]

s 156 amd 2009 SL No. 61 s 15

om 2019 SL No. 71 s 8

157[Repealed]

s 157 amd 2008 SL No. 448 s 28

om 2019 SL No. 71 s 8

157A[Repealed]

s 157A ins 2008 SL No. 448 s 29

om 2019 SL No. 71 s 8

158[Repealed]

s 158 sub 2009 SL No. 213 s 21

om 2019 SL No. 71 s 8

159[Repealed]

s 159 om 2019 SL No. 71 s 8

160[Repealed]

s 160 om 2019 SL No. 71 s 8

160A[Repealed]

s 160A ins 2011 SL No. 224 s 12

om 2019 SL No. 71 s 8

161[Repealed]

s 161 amd 2009 SL No. 61 s 16

om 2019 SL No. 71 s 8

162[Repealed]

s 162 om 2019 SL No. 71 s 8

163[Repealed]

s 163 om 2019 SL No. 71 s 8

164[Repealed]

s 164 om 2019 SL No. 71 s 8

Division 2 [Repealed]

div hdg om 2019 SL No. 71 s 8

165[Repealed]

s 165 om 2019 SL No. 71 s 8

Division 3 [Repealed]

div hdg om 2019 SL No. 71 s 8

166[Repealed]

s 166 om 2019 SL No. 71 s 8

Division 4 [Repealed]

div hdg om 2019 SL No. 71 s 8

167[Repealed]

s 167 om 2019 SL No. 71 s 8

Part 7 [Repealed]

pt hdg om 2019 SL No. 71 s 8

168[Repealed]

s 168 om 2019 SL No. 71 s 8

169[Repealed]

s 169 om 2019 SL No. 71 s 8

170[Repealed]

s 170 sub 2012 SL No. 252 s 8

om 2019 SL No. 71 s 8

171[Repealed]

s 171 amd 2011 SL No. 224 s 13

om 2019 SL No. 71 s 8

172[Repealed]

s 172 om 2019 SL No. 71 s 8

173[Repealed]

s 173 amd 2009 SL No. 33 s 10

om 2019 SL No. 71 s 8

174[Repealed]

s 174 om 2019 SL No. 71 s 8

Chapter 4 [Repealed]

ch hdg om 2019 SL No. 71 s 8

Part 1 [Repealed]

pt hdg om 2019 SL No. 71 s 8

Division 1 [Repealed]

div hdg om 2019 SL No. 71 s 8

176[Repealed]

s 176 amd 2010 SL No. 35 s 5 sch 1

om 2019 SL No. 71 s 8

177[Repealed]

s 177 om 2019 SL No. 71 s 8

Division 2 [Repealed]

div hdg om 2019 SL No. 71 s 8

178[Repealed]

s 178 amd 2009 SL No. 61 s 17

om 2019 SL No. 71 s 8

179[Repealed]

s 179 om 2019 SL No. 71 s 8

180[Repealed]

s 180 om 2019 SL No. 71 s 8

Division 3 [Repealed]

div hdg om 2019 SL No. 71 s 8

181[Repealed]

s 181 om 2019 SL No. 71 s 8

Division 4 [Repealed]

div hdg om 2019 SL No. 71 s 8

Subdivision 1 [Repealed]

sdiv hdg sub 2010 SL No. 35 s 6

om 2019 SL No. 71 s 8

182[Repealed]

s 182 sub 2010 SL No. 35 s 6

om 2019 SL No. 71 s 8

183[Repealed]

s 183 sub 2010 SL No. 35 s 6

om 2019 SL No. 71 s 8

184[Repealed]

s 184 sub 2010 SL No. 35 s 6

om 2019 SL No. 71 s 8

185[Repealed]

s 185 amd 2008 SL No. 384 s 7

sub 2010 SL No. 35 s 6

om 2019 SL No. 71 s 8

185A[Repealed]

s 185A ins 2008 SL No. 384 s 8

sub 2010 SL No. 35 s 6

om 2019 SL No. 71 s 8

185B[Repealed]

s 185B ins 2010 SL No. 35 s 6

om 2019 SL No. 71 s 8

185C[Repealed]

s 185C ins 2010 SL No. 35 s 6

sub 2014 SL No. 282 s 7

om 2019 SL No. 71 s 8

185CA [Repealed]

s 185CA ins 2014 SL No. 282 s 7

om 2019 SL No. 71 s 8

185D[Repealed]

s 185D ins 2010 SL No. 35 s 6

sub 2014 SL No. 282 s 7

om 2019 SL No. 71 s 8

185E[Repealed]

s 185E ins 2010 SL No. 35 s 6

amd 2014 SL No. 282 s 8

om 2019 SL No. 71 s 8

185F[Repealed]

s 185F ins 2010 SL No. 35 s 6

amd 2014 SL No. 282 s 9

om 2019 SL No. 71 s 8

Subdivision 2 [Repealed]

sdiv hdg om 2019 SL No. 71 s 8

186[Repealed]

s 186 amd 2010 SL No. 35 s 5 sch 1

om 2019 SL No. 71 s 8

187[Repealed]

s 187 om 2019 SL No. 71 s 8

187A[Repealed]

s 187A ins 2010 SL No. 35 s 7

amd 2011 SL No. 224 s 14

om 2019 SL No. 71 s 8

187B[Repealed]

s 187B ins 2010 SL No. 35 s 7

om 2019 SL No. 71 s 8

187C[Repealed]

s 187C ins 2010 SL No. 35 s 7

amd 2011 SL No. 224 s 15

om 2019 SL No. 71 s 8

189[Repealed]

s 189 amd 2008 SL No. 156 s 12; 2012 SL No. 252 s 9

om 2019 SL No. 71 s 8

190[Repealed]

s 190 om 2019 SL No. 71 s 8

191[Repealed]

s 191 om 2019 SL No. 71 s 8

192[Repealed]

s 192 sub 2008 SL No. 448 s 30; 2010 SL No. 35 s 8

om 2016 SL No. 193 s 9

193[Repealed]

s 193 amd 2008 SL No. 156 s 13

sub 2008 SL No. 448 s 30

om 2010 SL No. 35 s 8

194[Repealed]

s 194 amd 2008 SL No. 156 s 14

om 2019 SL No. 71 s 8

Division 5 [Repealed]

div hdg om 2019 SL No. 71 s 8

195[Repealed]

s 195 om 2019 SL No. 71 s 8

Part 2 [Repealed]

pt hdg om 2019 SL No. 71 s 8

Division 1 [Repealed]

div hdg om 2019 SL No. 71 s 8

196[Repealed]

s 196 amd 2014 SL No. 282 s 10

om 2019 SL No. 71 s 8

Division 2 [Repealed]

div hdg om 2019 SL No. 71 s 8

197[Repealed]

s 197 sub 2008 SL No. 448 s 31

amd 2016 SL No. 193 s 10

om 2019 SL No. 71 s 8

198[Repealed]

s 198 om 2019 SL No. 71 s 8

Division 3 [Repealed]

div hdg om 2019 SL No. 71 s 8

198A[Repealed]

s 198A ins 2014 SL No. 282 s 11

om 2019 SL No. 71 s 8

199[Repealed]

s 199 om 2016 SL No. 193 s 11

Division 4 [Repealed]

div hdg om 2019 SL No. 71 s 8

200[Repealed]

s 200 om 2019 SL No. 71 s 8

Chapter 5 Authorities

Part 1 Preliminary

201Simplified outline of ch 5

In outline, this chapter provides for authorities and related matters as follows—
(a) part 2 describes particular types of authorities that may be issued and sets out provisions applying generally to authorities and to more than 1 type of authority;
(b) parts 3 to 5 provide generally for particular types of authorities, other than authorities relating to commercial fishing;
(c) part 6 provides generally for authorities relating to commercial fishing;
(d) parts 7 to 9 provide for particular authorities relating to commercial fishing.

Part 2 General provisions about authorities

Division 1 Types of authorities

sdiv 1 hdg om 2019 SL No. 71 s 9

sdiv 2 hdg sub 2015 SL No. 12 s 9

om 2019 SL No. 71 s 12

202Purpose of division

This division states the types of permits, licences and quota authorities the chief executive may issue under section 49 of the Act.

s 202 sub 2019 SL No. 71 s 10

203[Repealed]

s 203 om 2019 SL No. 71 s 11

204Types of permits

(1)The types of permit the chief executive may issue are the following—
(a)developmental fishing permits;
(b)indigenous fishing permits;
(c)stocked impoundment permits;
(d)a filleting permit to the holder of an RQ fishery licence;
(e)a permit for an activity mentioned in subsection (2) (a general fisheries permit).

Note—

Part 4 provides for matters relating to the issue of, and authorisation under, particular permits.
(2)Subject to part 4, division 1, the chief executive may issue a general fisheries permit for an activity that—
(a)is not able to be carried out under another type of authority; and
(b)is carried out for any purpose, regardless of whether it is for a commercial purpose or a non-commercial purpose.

Example of activity carried out for a commercial purpose—

collection of fish for aquaculture

Example of activity carried out for a non-commercial purpose—

fisheries research and monitoring
(3)For a general fisheries permit for an activity for which the sole or main purpose is a commercial purpose, the chief executive must state a term for the permit that ends on a day that is not more than 2 years after the day on which the permit was issued.

s 204 amd 2010 SL No. 35 s 9; 2012 SL No. 252 s 10; 2013 SL No. 270 s 5; 2015 SL No. 12 s 8

205Types of licences

The types of licence the chief executive may issue are the following—
(a)a carrier boat licence;
(b)a charter fishing licence;
(c)a commercial fisher licence;
(d)a commercial fishing boat licence;
(e)a commercial harvest fishery licence.

Note—

Part 5 provides for matters relating to licences mentioned in paragraphs (a) and (b) and parts 6 to 9 provide for matters relating to the licences mentioned in paragraphs (c) to (e).

s 205 amd 2009 SL No. 33 s 11

206Types of quota authorities

The types of quota authorities under the Act are the following—
(a)T1 effort units and T2 effort units under chapter 7A, part 7;
(b)SM units under chapter 10, parts 2 to 6;
(c)CT line units, OS line units and RTE line units under chapter 10A, parts 2 to 6;
(d)ITQ units under chapter 11, part 1A, division 7;
(e)T4-ITQ units under chapter 11, part 3, division 5.

Note—

Generally speaking, the chief executive may not issue more quota authorities of any of the types mentioned in this section—see sections 392BN, 556A, 591N, 600NA and 614G.

s 206 sub 2010 SL No. 35 s 10

amd 2014 SL No. 328 s 5

sub 2015 SL No. 12 s 9; 2019 SL No. 71 s 13

207[Repealed]

s 207 amd 2010 SL No. 35 s 5 sch 1

om 2015 SL No. 12 s 9

Division 1A Activities for which authorities can not be issued

div 1A (s 207A) ins 2011 SL No. 236 s 4

207AProhibition on issue of authority authorising the use of bottom set line in Gulf of Carpentaria waters

The chief executive can not issue an authority authorising the use of a bottom set line in the Gulf of Carpentaria waters.

div 1A (s 207A) ins 2011 SL No. 236 s 4

Division 2 Authorisations under authorities

208Authorisations subject to regulation, declarations and authorities

(1)This section applies if an activity is authorised to be carried out under an authority under—
(a)a provision in—
(i) parts 3 to 9; or
(ii) chapter 6, part 5; or
(iii)chapters 7 to 11; or
(b)the authority itself.
(2)The carrying out of the activity is subject to any relevant prohibitions or restrictions under this regulation, a declaration or the authority itself.

Examples of relevant restrictions—

restrictions under the Fisheries Declaration 2019
conditions applying generally to licences with fishery symbols under chapter 6, part 6

s 208 amd 2008 SL No. 156 ss 15, 2 sch; 2019 SL No. 71 s 14

209Authority holder only requires 1 authority for an activity

(1)This section applies to the holder of an authority if the authority authorises an activity for which another authority may be issued under this regulation.
(2)The holder of the authority does not require another authority for the activity.

s 209 amd 2019 SL No. 71 s 59 sch 1

Division 3 Register of authorities

210Particulars to be contained in register—Act, s 73

For section 73 (2) of the Act, the register must contain the following particulars about each authority issued by the chief executive—
(a)the type, category and number of the authority;
(b)the fishery symbols, if any, written on the authority;
(c)the authority holder’s full name;
(d)the holder’s postal address;
(e)other relevant particulars about each boat identified in the authority or, if applicable, prescribed for the authority under section 80 (1) (b) of the Act;
(f)third party interests in the authority, if any, notified to the chief executive;
(g)for all quota authorities of the same type held by the same person—
(i)the person’s name; and
(ii)the number of authorities held by the person; and
(iii)if conditions have been imposed on any of the authorities—the conditions; and
(iv)if any of the authorities are suspended—the number of the authorities and the period of the suspension;
(h)for an ‘M2’ licence—
(i)the boat mark for the boat identified in the licence; and
(ii)the boat’s hull units, beam, depth and length; and
(iii)the boat’s main engine power in maximum continuous brake kW.

s 210 amd 2011 SL No. 224 s 17; 2019 SL No. 71 s 15

211Holder to notify chief executive of particular changes—Act, s 73

For section 73 (3) of the Act, an authority holder must give the chief executive written particulars of any of the following changes in circumstances—
(a)a change of the holder’s name;
(b)if the holder is an individual—a change of the holder’s residential, business or postal address;
(c)if the holder is a corporation—
(i)a change of the address of the holder’s registered office; or
(ii)a change of the address of the holder’s office, if any, in the State; or
(iii)a person becoming, or ceasing to be, an executive officer of the holder;
(d)a change in a third party interest in the authority notified to the chief executive;
(e)a change in details contained in the register about a boat identified in the authority or prescribed for the authority under section 80 (1) (b) of the Act.

s 211 amd 2019 SL No. 71 s 16

Division 4 Other matters

212Authorities that continue after holder’s death—Act, s 70C

The following authorities are prescribed for section 70C (1) of the Act—
(a)a charter fishing licence;
(b)a commercial fishing boat licence;
(c)a commercial harvest fishery licence;
(d)an effort unit;
(e)an ITQ unit;
(f)a line unit;
(g)a resource allocation authority;
(h)an SM unit.

s 212 amd 2009 SL No. 33 s 12

213Authorities in which inspectors may have an interest

An inspector may hold or have an interest in an authority for—
(a)conducting research or training about fisheries resources, fishing apparatus or commercial fishing boats; or
(b)taking or possessing fish for stocking waters; or
(c)releasing fish; or
(d)taking fish from a stocked impoundment by using a fishing line; or
(e)performing the inspector’s functions.

s 213 amd 2010 SL No. 35 s 5 sch 1; 2014 SL No. 282 s 12; 2016 SL No. 193 s 12

Part 3 Resource allocation authorities

Division 1 Preliminary

214Meaning of prescribed development purpose for declared fish habitat area

A prescribed development purpose for a declared fish habitat area, means any of the following in, or directly affecting, the area—
(a)restoring the fish habitat or natural processes;

Examples—

reinstating tidal profiles for allowing restoration of marine plant communities
restoring tidal flows and inundation patterns
(b)managing fisheries resources or fish habitat;

Example—

constructing a boardwalk for public access within a declared fish habitat area for preventing uncontrolled disturbance of the habitat
(c)researching, including monitoring, or educating;
(d)ensuring public health or safety;
(e)providing public infrastructure to facilitate fishing;

Examples of public infrastructure—

a boat ramp or jetty for public use
(f)providing subterranean public infrastructure if the chief executive is satisfied the surface of the area can be restored, after the completion of the relevant works or activity, to its condition before the performance of the works or activity;
(g)constructing a temporary structure;
(h)maintaining a structure that was constructed before the area was declared to be a fish habitat area under the Act;
(i)maintaining a structure, other than a structure mentioned in paragraph (h), that has been lawfully constructed;
(j)for a part of the area that is a management B area—
(i)constructing a permanent structure on tidal land or within the area; or
(ii)depositing material for beach replenishment in the area.

Division 2 Issue of and authorisation under resource allocation authorities

215Restriction on issue of particular resource allocation authorities

(1)The chief executive may issue a resource allocation authority for a prescribed declared fish habitat area development only if the chief executive is satisfied the development is for a prescribed development purpose for the declared fish habitat area to which the development relates.
(2)Also, before deciding whether to issue the authority, the chief executive must have regard to the following for the declared fish habitat area to which the development relates—
(a)the effect of the development on the maintenance of the community use of the area, in particular, in relation to fishing activities;
(b)for a part of the area that is a management A area—the effect of the development on the maintenance of the natural condition of fish habitats and natural processes in the area;
(c)for a part of the area that is a management B area—the effect of the development on the maintenance of the current fish habitat values and functions of the area.

216Authorisation under resource allocation authority

(1)A resource allocation authority holder may do any of the following under the authority—
(a)for an authority relating to prescribed declared fish habitat area development or development mentioned in the Planning Regulation 2017 , schedule 24, definition non-referable building work, paragraph (d)—interfere with the declared fish habitat area mentioned in the authority;
(b)for an authority relating to prescribed aquaculture development—interfere with the fish habitat in the Queensland waters or on the unallocated tidal land mentioned in the authority;
(c)for an authority relating to development that is operational work impacting on marine plants that is dead marine wood on unallocated State land for trade or commerce—collect the wood for trade or commerce from the unallocated State land mentioned in the authority;
(2)However, the holder may do an act mentioned in subsection (1) only if—
(a)the holder does the act in relation to the development to which the authority relates; and
(b)the development is carried out in a way that is authorised under the Planning Act .

s 216 amd 2009 SL No. 280 s 76; 2017 SL No. 103 s 59

Part 4 Permits

Division 1 Restrictions on issue of particular permits

217Prohibition on issue of permit for possessing or using purse seine net

The chief executive can not issue a permit allowing any of the following—
(a)possessing a purse seine net;
(b)using a purse seine net to take fish;
(c)possessing fish taken in contravention of paragraph (b).

218Restriction on issue of permit for taking or possessing maray or Australian sardine

(1)The chief executive can not issue a permit allowing the taking or possession of maray or Australian sardines for trade or commerce.
(2)However, subsection (1) does not apply if—
(a)the permit allows the taking or possession of maray or Australian sardines for only 1 of the following—
(i)to use as bait for fishing under a commercial fishing boat licence or commercial fisher licence held by the person applying for the permit;
(ii)to use as food for display fish;
(iii)for research; or
(b)the permit is a replacement permit issued under section 71 of the Act.

s 218 amd 2009 SL No. 61 s 18

218ARestriction on issue of general fisheries permit for taking fish in particular regulated waters

The chief executive can not issue a general fisheries permit allowing the taking of fish in, or the possessing of fish taken in, the regulated waters mentioned in the Fisheries Declaration 2019 , section 17 (2) unless the permit is for an activity for which any of the following is the sole or main purpose—
(a)research;
(b)environmental protection;
(c)public health;
(d)public safety.

s 218A ins 2011 SL No. 224 s 18

amd 2012 SL No. 252 s 11; 2013 SL No. 270 s 6; 2019 SL No. 71 s 59 sch 1

218BProhibition on issue of developmental fishing permit for use of set mesh nets in Gulf of Carpentaria waters

The chief executive may issue a developmental fishing permit authorising the use of a set mesh net in the Gulf of Carpentaria waters only if the permit is a replacement of a developmental fishing permit under which the use of a set mesh net in the Gulf of Carpentaria waters is authorised.

s 218B ins 2011 SL No. 236 s 5

218C Prohibition on issue of permits for taking or possessing freshwater fish for trade or commerce

(1)The chief executive can not issue a permit allowing the taking or possession of freshwater fish for trade or commerce.
(2)However, subsection (1) does not apply if the permit is a general fisheries permit for the collection of freshwater fish to be used by the permit holder for broodstock for aquaculture.

s 218C ins 2016 SL No. 74 s 4

218D Prohibition on issue of general fisheries permit for using particular nets in particular regulated waters

(1)The chief executive can not issue a general fisheries permit allowing a commercial fisher to use a relevant net to take a fish for trade or commerce in the regulated waters mentioned in the Fisheries Declaration 2019 , section 65 (1).
(2)In this section—
relevant net means a cast net, mesh net, seine net or set pocket net.

s 218D ins 2019 SL No. 71 s 17

Division 2 Authorisations under particular permits

219Developmental fishing permit

A person who holds a developmental fishing permit and anyone else identified in the permit may do any of the following under the permit—
(a)assess the commercial viability of a fishing activity, fishing apparatus or boat for a fishery, other than a commercial fishery, identified in the permit;
(b)buy, use or possess fishing apparatus to carry out the assessment;
(c)take, possess and process fish taken for carrying out the assessment;
(d)sell the fish.

s 219 amd 2009 SL No. 33 s 13

220Indigenous fishing permit

An person who holds an indigenous fishing permit and anyone else identified in the permit may do any of the following under the permit—
(a)assess the commercial viability of a fishing activity proposed to be carried out, or fishing apparatus or a boat proposed to be used, by an indigenous person or a community of indigenous persons in a commercial fishery identified in the permit;
(b)buy, use or possess fishing apparatus to carry out the assessment;
(c)take, possess and process fish taken for carrying out the assessment;
(d)sell the fish.

s 220 amd 2009 SL No. 33 s 14

220AStocked impoundment permit

A person who holds a stocked impoundment permit may take freshwater fish using a fishing line from a prescribed stocked impoundment.

s 220A ins 2010 SL No. 35 s 11

amd 2014 SL No. 282 s 13

220AAFilleting permit

The holder of a filleting permit, or a commercial fisher acting under a filleting permit, may fillet regulated coral reef fin fish stated on the permit but only on board a primary boat identified in the RQ fishery licence held by the permit holder.

s 220AA ins 2015 SL No. 12 s 10

Division 3 Conditions under particular permits

div 3 (s 220B) ins 2010 SL No. 35 s 11

220BGeneral fisheries permit for release of non-indigenous fisheries resources into non-tidal waters

(1)This section applies to a general fisheries permit authorising the release of non-indigenous fisheries resources into non-tidal waters.
(2)It is a condition of the permit that a person acting under the permit must not release the fisheries resources into the waters of the river basins mentioned in schedule 10B.

div 3 (s 220B) ins 2010 SL No. 35 s 11

Part 5 Licences, other than licences for commercial fishing

Division 1 Carrier boat licence

div hdg prev div 1 hdg om 2009 SL No. 33 s 15

pres div 1 hdg (prev div 2 hdg) renum 2009 SL No. 33 s 16

221Restriction on issue of licence for regulated coral reef fin fish

(1)The chief executive must not issue a carrier boat licence allowing the carriage of regulated coral reef fin fish.
(2)However, the chief executive may issue a replacement for a licence mentioned in subsection (1) if—
(a)the licence was issued before the original notification day; and
(b)the holder applying for the replacement has held the licence continuously from the original notification day; and
(c)the application is for the replacement of the licence on the same, or substantially the same, conditions.
(3)In this section—
original notification day means 12 September 2003.

Editor’s note—

The repealed Fisheries (Coral Reef Fin Fish) Management Plan 2003 was notified in the gazette on 12 September 2003.

s 221 prev s 221 om 2009 SL No. 33 s 15

pres s 221 ins 2015 SL No. 12 s 11

222[Repealed]

s 222 om 2009 SL No. 33 s 15

222ARestriction on issue of licence for commercial spanner crab fishery (managed area A)

(1)The chief executive must not issue a carrier boat licence that allows the use of a boat in the fishery area for the commercial spanner crab fishery (managed area A).
(2)However, the chief executive may issue a replacement for a licence mentioned in subsection (1).

Note—

See chapter 11, part 1A (Commercial spanner crab fishery (managed area A) (‘C2’)), section 600C (Fishery area).

s 222A ins 2010 SL No. 35 s 12

amd 2011 SL No. 106 s 10

222BRestriction on issue of licence for commercial spanner crab fishery (managed area B)

The chief executive must not issue a carrier boat licence to carry spanner crabs taken in the fishery area for the commercial spanner crab fishery (managed area B) for—
(a)a primary boat identified in a commercial fishing boat licence on which the fishery symbol ‘C3’ is written; or
(b)a tender boat for a primary boat mentioned in paragraph (a).

Note—

See chapter 11, part 1B (Commercial spanner crab fishery (managed area B) (‘C3’)), section 600Z (Fishery area).

s 222B ins 2010 SL No. 35 s 12

amd 2011 SL No. 106 s 11

223Authorisation under carrier boat licence

A person who holds a carrier boat licence may under the licence—
(a)use the boat identified in the licence to carry fish taken for trade or commerce by—
(i)a commercial fisher or assistant fisher; or
(ii)someone else who, under this regulation, is authorised to take fish for trade or commerce under another authority; or
(b)authorise someone else to use the boat in the way mentioned in paragraph (a).

s 223 amd 2019 SL No. 71 s 59 sch 1

223AAuthorisation under carrier boat licence for regulated coral reef fin fish

It is a condition of a carrier boat licence allowing the carriage of regulated coral reef fin fish that a boat identified in the licence must not be used to carry live regulated coral reef fin fish unless—
(a)the boat is also identified in a commercial fishing boat licence; and
(b)the fish were taken from any of the following—
(i)the boat;
(ii)if the boat is a tender boat—the boat’s primary boat;
(iii)if the boat is a primary boat—a tender boat of the primary boat.

s 223A ins 2015 SL No. 12 s 12

Division 2 Charter fishing licence

div hdg (prev div 3 hdg) renum 2009 SL No. 33 s 16

224Authorisation under charter fishing licence

A person who holds a charter fishing licence may under the licence—
(a)conduct charter fishing trips in offshore waters; or
(b)authorise someone else to conduct charter fishing trips in offshore waters.

225Condition of charter fishing licence

It is a condition of a charter fishing licence that a person who conducts a charter fishing trip under the licence must not take, or allow someone else to take, maray or Australian sardines during the trip unless—
(a)the maray or Australian sardines are taken to use as bait for fishing during the trip; and
(b)the taking complies with the Fisheries Declaration 2019 , chapter 4, part 4.

s 225 amd 2009 SL No. 61 s 19; 2019 SL No. 71 s 59 sch 1

Part 6 General provisions about authorities for commercial fishing

Division 1 Authorities for sale of fisheries resources

226Conditions of authority

(1)This section prescribes conditions for an authority that authorises a person to sell fisheries resources.
(2)If the authority states the way in which fisheries resources may be sold, a person may sell fisheries resources under the authority only in the stated way.
(3) Subsection (4) applies if—
(a)a fishery symbol is written on the authority; and
(b)a fishery provision about a commercial fishery identified by the fishery symbol states the way in which fisheries resources may be sold.
(4)A person may sell fisheries resources under the authority only in the way stated in the fishery provision.
(5)This section does not limit another provision of this regulation applying to the sale of fisheries resources by the authority holder or another person acting under the authority.

s 226 amd 2019 SL No. 71 s 59 sch 1

Division 2 Conditions about boat marks

227Application of div 2

This division applies to an authority that authorises the use of a boat (an authorised boat) if—
(a)the authority states a sequence of letters or numbers for the boat; or
(b)the chief executive has given the authority holder a written notice (a boat mark notice) stating a sequence of letters or numbers for the boat.

228Reference to a boat mark for an authorised boat

A reference to a boat mark for an authorised boat used under an authority is a reference to—
(a)if the authorised boat is a primary boat or another boat identified in the authority—the sequence of letters or numbers for the boat stated in the authority or boat mark notice issued for the boat; or
(b)if the authorised boat is a tender boat or another boat not identified in the authority—the sequence of letters or numbers for the boat stated in the authority or boat mark notice, followed by—
(i)a dash; and
(ii)a number, chosen by the authority holder, that is not the same as the number for any other authorised boat of a type mentioned in this paragraph that is used under the authority.

229Requirements for fixing boat mark on authorised boat

(1)It is a condition of the authority that the authority holder must ensure the boat mark for the authorised boat is fixed to the boat in a way that complies with subsections (2) to (7).
(2)The boat mark must be written in black on a yellow background.
(3)If the boat has a length of less than 10m—
(a)each letter or number in the boat mark must have a height of at least 20cm; and
(b)each stroke or serif of the letter or number must have a width of at least 2cm but no more than 2.5cm.
(4)If the boat has a length of 10m or more but less than 25m—
(a)each letter or number in the boat mark must have a height of at least 30cm; and
(b)each stroke or serif of the letter or number must have a width of at least 3.5cm but no more than 4cm.
(5)If the boat has a length of 25m or more—
(a)each letter or number in the boat mark must have a height of at least 45cm; and
(b)each stroke or serif of the letter or number must have a width of at least 6cm but no more than 6.5cm.
(6)The boat mark must be—
(a)if the authorised boat is a primary boat or another boat identified in the authority—fixed to each side of the boat’s hull; and
(b)if the authorised boat is a tender boat or another boat not identified in the authority—fixed to each side of the boat’s hull; and
(c)fixed to the following surface in a way that allows the boat mark to be viewed from above—
(i)if the boat has a deck or shelter at its front—the deck or shelter or an enclosed cabin or wheelhouse on the deck;
(ii)otherwise—a flat surface on the boat.
(7)The boat mark must not—
(a)be fixed below the water line of the boat; or
(b)otherwise be obscured from view; or
(c)be removed from the boat’s hull, or replaced with another boat mark on the boat’s hull, during a fishing trip on the boat.

s 229 amd 2016 SL No. 193 s 13; 2019 SL No. 71 s 59 sch 1

230Authorised boat must not be used without boat mark

It is also a condition of the authority that a person in control of an authorised boat must not use the boat, or allow it to be used, to take fish for trade or commerce, unless a boat mark for the boat has been fixed to, and remains on, the boat in compliance with section 229.

s 230 amd 2016 SL No. 193 s 14; 2019 SL No. 71 s 59 sch 1

231Requirement to remove boat mark

(1)It is a condition of the authority that the holder must remove the boat mark from an authorised boat if—
(a)the boat is replaced; or
(b)the authority expires; or
(c)the authority is surrendered or cancelled.
(2)This section applies whether or not the boat mark has been fixed to the boat, or allowed to remain on the boat, in a way that complies with section 229.
(3)In this section—
holder, of an authority that has expired, or has been surrendered or cancelled, means the person who held the authority immediately before the expiry, surrender or cancellation.

s 231 amd 2016 SL No. 193 s 15; 2019 SL No. 71 s 59 sch 1

Part 7 Commercial fisher licence

Division 1 Authorisation—general

232Authorisation—commercial fisher

A person who holds a commercial fisher licence may do any of the following under the licence—
(a)buy commercial fishing apparatus;
(b)possess commercial fishing apparatus;
(c)use commercial fishing apparatus, but only while using a commercial fishing boat under a commercial fishing boat licence on which is written a fishery symbol authorising the use of the apparatus;
(d)take fish for trade or commerce, but only while using a commercial fishing boat under a commercial fishing boat licence;
(e)possess the fish;
(f)sell the fish;
(g)process the fish.

s 232 amd 2009 SL No. 33 s 17; 2010 SL No. 164 s 32

233Authorisation—assistant fisher

(1)Subject to subsections (2) to (4), a person who holds a commercial fisher licence may authorise someone else (an assistant fisher) to do a thing under the licence that the commercial fisher may do under section 232.
(2)An assistant fisher may do a thing mentioned in section 232 (b) to (d) under a commercial fisher licence only if the assistant fisher is acting under direction of the commercial fisher.
(3)An assistant fisher may do a thing mentioned in section 232 (e) to (g) under a commercial fisher licence on a boat only if the assistant fisher is acting under direction of the commercial fisher.
(4)An assistant fisher may do a thing mentioned in section 232 (a), (b), (e), (f) or (g) under a commercial fisher licence, other than on a boat, only if the assistant fisher complies with the commercial fisher’s instructions.

s 233 amd 2010 SL No. 164 s 33; 2011 SL No. 224 s 19; 2013 SL No. 270 s 7; 2019 SL No. 71 s 59 sch 1

Division 2 Authorisation—fishing priority

Subdivision 1 Preliminary

234Definitions for div 2

In this division—
ocean beach fishery flag, for an ocean beach net area, means a flag that—
(a)is orange; and
(b)has an area of at least 1m2; and
(c)has the following written on it—
(i)the boat mark for the boat being used to take fish in the ocean beach net area; and
(ii)the words ‘fishing priority’.
ocean beach net area means an area of an ocean beach fishery that is—
(a)identified by 2 ocean beach fishery flags placed—
(i)no more than 1km apart; and
(ii)along, and as near as possible to, the water’s edge; and
(b)within the boundary formed by the following lines—
(i)a straight line, at right angles to a straight line between the ocean beach fishery flags, extending from the point that is 500m seaward of 1 of the flags (the first flag) to the point that is 500m landward of the first flag;
(ii)another straight line, at right angles to the straight line between the flags, extending from the point that is 500m seaward of the other flag (the second flag) to the point that is 500m landward of the second flag;
(iii)a straight line joining the landward ends of the lines mentioned in subparagraphs (i) and (ii);
(iv)a straight line joining the seaward ends of the lines mentioned in subparagraphs (i) and (ii).

235Meaning of ready to fish

A commercial fisher is ready to fish with a net in a fishery area of a commercial fishery if—
(a)the fisher has, in the area—
(i)a commercial fishing boat that can be used to take fish in the area under a commercial fishing boat licence; and
(ii)at least the minimum number of assistant fishers required to take fish in the area; and
(b)there is, on the boat, a net authorised to be used to take fish in the area of the fishery.

Subdivision 2 Fishing priorities

236Fishing priority—ocean beach fisheries

(1)This section applies—
(a)to each commercial fisher acting under a commercial fishing boat licence with the fishery symbol ‘K1’, ‘K2’, ‘K3’, ‘K4’, ‘K5’, ‘K6’, ‘K7’ or ‘K8’ written on it; and
(b)for using a net in an ocean beach net area for which the licence is issued.
(2)Each of the fishers is authorised under the commercial fishing boat licence to use a net in the ocean beach net area in the order in which the fishers are ready to fish with the nets in the area.

s 236 amd 2019 SL No. 71 s 59 sch 1

237Fishing priority—other commercial fisheries

(1)This section applies—
(a)to each commercial fisher acting under a commercial fishing boat licence; and
(b)for using a net in a commercial fishery, other than an ocean beach fishery, for which the licence is issued.
(2)Each of the fishers is authorised under the commercial fishing boat licence to use a net in the commercial fishery—
(a)in an area around the fisher’s boat within a radius equal to the length of a net the fisher is authorised to use in the fishery; and
(b)in the order in which the fishers are ready to fish with the nets in the area.

238Duration of fishing priority

An authorisation for a commercial fisher to use nets in an area of a commercial fishery under section 236 or 237 continues—
(a)for no more than 6 hours from when the fisher is ready to fish with a net in the area; and
(b)only while the fisher is ready to fish with a net in the area.

239Joint fishers taken to be 1 fisher

If 2 or more commercial fishers mentioned in section 236 or 237 jointly use nets, they are taken to be 1 commercial fisher.

Subdivision 3 Offences relating to fishing priorities

240Interfering with ocean beach fishery flag

(1)This section applies if a commercial fisher or an assistant fisher acting under a commercial fishing boat licence has placed an ocean beach fishery flag for identifying an ocean beach net area under section 234, definition ocean beach net area, paragraph (a).
(2)A person, other than the commercial fisher or assistant fisher, must not remove, or otherwise interfere with, the ocean beach fishery flag.

Maximum penalty—20 penalty units.

241Obstructing exercise of a fishing priority

A person must not obstruct a commercial fisher in exercising a fishing priority under this division, unless the person has a reasonable excuse.

Maximum penalty—20 penalty units.

Division 3 Conditions

242General conditions of a commercial fisher licence

(1)This section prescribes general conditions to which a commercial fisher licence is subject.

Note—

Chapter 10, part 3 (Conditions for SM units) also prescribes conditions for a commercial fisher licence if the holder is acting under SM units held by another person.
(2) Subsection (3) applies to a commercial fisher using a commercial fishing boat under a commercial fishing boat licence on which the fishery symbol ‘M1’, ‘M2’, ‘T1’, ‘T2’, ‘T4’, ‘T5’, ‘T6’, ‘T7’, ‘T8’ or ‘T9’ is written.
(3)The commercial fisher must not act, or direct an assistant fisher to act, in the same commercial fishery under more than 1 commercial fishing boat licence at the same time.
(4) Subsection (5) applies to a commercial fisher operating under a commercial fishing boat licence in a commercial fishery, other than a commercial fisher to which subsections (2) and (3) apply.
(5)The commercial fisher must not act in the commercial fishery under—
(a)if the commercial fisher is directing an assistant fisher acting under a commercial fishing boat licence in the commercial fishery at the same time as the commercial fisher—more than 2 commercial fishing boat licences at the same time; or
(b)otherwise—more than 1 commercial fishing boat licence at the same time.

s 242 amd 2011 SL No. 224 s 20; 2012 SL No. 252 s 12; 2013 SL No. 270 s 8; 2018 SL No. 179 s 4; 2019 SL No. 71 s 59 sch 1

Division 4 Other matters

243Commercial fisher licence not transferable

A commercial fisher licence is not transferable.

Part 8 Commercial fishing boat licence

Division 1 Issue

244Restriction on issue of commercial fishing boat licences

The chief executive may issue a commercial fishing boat licence that identifies a primary boat only if the boat is not already identified in a commercial fishing boat licence.

245Requirement to decide number of tender boats for commercial fishing boat licences

(1)This section applies if the chief executive decides to issue a commercial fishing boat licence.
(2)Before issuing the licence, the chief executive must decide the number (the authorised number) of tender boats that are, for section 246, authorised for use under each fishery symbol to be written on the licence.
(3)Without limiting subsection (2), the chief executive may decide that—
(a)no tender boats are authorised; or
(b)an unlimited number of tender boats are authorised.
(4)Despite subsections (2) and (3), if the fishery symbol ‘L2’ or ‘L3’ is to be written on a commercial fishing boat licence, the authorised number of tender boats can not be more than the following—
(a)under the fishery symbol ‘L2’—4;
(b)under the fishery symbol ‘L3’—1.
(5)If the chief executive decides that no tender boats or a particular number of tender boats are to be authorised for use under a fishery symbol to be written on a licence, the licence must state the authorised number of tender boats, in brackets, immediately after the fishery symbol.
(6)If the chief executive decides that an unlimited number of tender boats are to be authorised for use under a fishery symbol to be written on a licence, the licence can not have any brackets or numbers in brackets written immediately after the fishery symbol.
(7)The chief executive must give the licence holder an information notice about a decision under subsection (2).

s 245 amd 2019 SL No. 71 s 18

Division 2 Authorisation

246Authorisation under a commercial fishing boat licence

(1)A person who holds a commercial fishing boat licence may do any of the following under the licence—
(a)allow the primary commercial fishing boat identified in the licence to be used to take fish for trade or commerce in a commercial fishery identified in the licence;
(b)for any single commercial fishery identified in the licence, allow to be used, at the same time, to take fish for trade or commerce, no more than the authorised number of tender boats under the fishery symbol for the fishery;
(c)allow a tender boat mentioned in paragraph (b) to be used as if it were the primary boat if—
(i)the primary boat is not also being used to take fish for trade or commerce; and
(ii)the licence is kept on the tender boat while it is being used as the primary boat;
(d)allow a boat mentioned in this subsection to be used to carry fish taken under this subsection if the fish have been lawfully taken in a commercial fishery;
(e)sell fish taken under this subsection;
(f)process fish taken under this subsection;
(g)buy, sell or possess commercial fishing apparatus;
(h)authorise someone else to do any thing the licence holder may do under paragraphs (a) to (g).
(2)For subsection (1) (a) and (b), a commercial fishery is identified in the licence only if the fishery symbol for the fishery is written on the licence.
(3)For subsection (1) (c), the primary boat is not being used to take fish for trade or commerce only because there is fishing apparatus or fish on the boat.
(4)While a tender boat is being used under subsection (1) (c), the provisions of this regulation apply to the boat as if it were a primary boat.

s 246 amd 2009 SL No. 33 s 18; 2012 SL No. 252 s 13; 2019 SL No. 71 s 19

Division 3 Conditions

247General conditions of a commercial fishing boat licence

(1)This section prescribes general conditions to which a commercial fishing boat licence is subject.

Note—

If a fishery symbol for a commercial fishery is written on a commercial fishing boat licence, the licence is also subject to the applicable conditions stated in chapters 7 to 11 for licences on which the symbol is written.
(2)Only a commercial fisher or an assistant fisher under direction of the commercial fisher may use the primary boat identified in the licence or a tender boat authorised for use under the licence.
(3)The primary boat may be used in a commercial fishery, other than the ‘N11’ fishery, only if the fishery symbol for the fishery is written on the licence.
(4)The primary boat and any of its tender boats may be used in the ‘N11’ fishery to take ‘N11’ fish without the ‘N11’ fishery symbol being written on the licence if the boat and the taking of the fish complies with chapter 9, part 5.
(5)However, if the primary boat or any of its tender boats is used under subsection (4), the ‘N11’ fish may be sold only if the ‘N11’ fishery symbol is written on the licence.
(6)A tender boat may be used in a commercial fishery only if—
(a)its length is no more than 7m; and
(b)its primary boat—
(i)may be used in the fishery; and
(ii)is not being used in another commercial fishery, other than the crab fishery.
(7)In this section—
‘N11’ fish means fish that may, under section 529, be taken in the ‘N11’ fishery.
‘N11’ fishery means the fishery described in chapter 9, part 5.

s 247 amd 2008 SL No. 448 s 32; 2010 SL No. 164 s 34; 2011 SL No. 236 s 6

Part 9 Commercial harvest fishery licence

248Authorisation under a commercial harvest fishery licence

(1)A person who holds a commercial harvest fishery licence may do any of the following under the licence—
(a)buy or possess commercial fishing apparatus;
(b)use commercial fishing apparatus for fishing only in the commercial fisheries identified in the licence;
(c)take fish for trade or commerce in the commercial fisheries identified in the licence;
(d)use a boat to take the fish and to carry the fish;
(e)possess the fish;
(f)sell the fish;
(g)process the fish;
(h)authorise the following persons to do any thing the licence holder may do under paragraphs (a) to (f)—
(i)a nominated person;
(ii)another person authorised to do the thing under a fishery provision.
(2)For subsection (1) (b) and (c), a commercial fishery is identified in the licence only if the fishery symbol for the fishery is written on the licence.
(3)In this section—
nominated person means—
(a)generally—a person who, under chapter 7, has been nominated by the licence holder; or
(b)if the licence is an eel licence, the licence holder’s approved nominee under section 310F.

s 248 amd 2009 SL No. 33 s 19; 2010 SL No. 35 s 5 sch 1; 2010 SL No. 164 s 35

Chapter 6 General provisions about fishery symbols

Part 1 Preliminary

249Simplified outline of ch 6

In outline, this chapter provides for particular fishery symbols written on licences and related matters as follows—
(a) part 3 provides for writing fishery symbols on licences and related matters;
(b) part 4 provides for moving fishery symbols between licences;
(c) part 5 provides for authorisations applying generally to licences on which fishery symbols are written;
(d) part 6 provides for conditions applying generally to licences on which fishery symbols are written.

s 249 amd 2015 SL No. 12 s 13; 2019 SL No. 71 s 59 sch 1

Part 2 [Repealed]

pt hdg sub 2015 SL No. 12 s 14

om 2019 SL No. 71 s 59 sch 1

250[Repealed]

s 250 amd 2008 SL No. 448 s 33; 2010 SL No. 35 s 5 sch 1; 2011 SL No. 106 s 12; 2011 SL No. 236 s 7; 2012 SL No. 252 s 6 sch

sub 2015 SL No. 12 s 14

om 2019 SL No. 71 s 59 sch 1

Part 3 Writing fishery symbols

Division 1 General provisions

251Writing fishery symbols on commercial fishing boat or harvest fishery licence

(1)The chief executive can not write a fishery symbol on an authority other than a commercial fishing boat licence or commercial harvest fishery licence.
(2)Subject to the other provisions of this part, the chief executive may—
(a)write any fishery symbol for a commercial fishery on a commercial fishing boat licence; or
(b)write on a commercial harvest fishery licence any fishery symbol for a commercial fishery under chapter 7.

s 251 amd 2010 SL No. 35 s 5 sch 1; 2019 SL No. 71 s 59 sch 1

252Restriction on writing multiple fishery symbols

The chief executive can not write the same fishery symbol, other than the fishery symbol ‘C1’,‘C3’, ‘N3’ or ‘T4’, more than once on a licence.

s 252 amd 2011 SL No. 236 s 8; 2014 SL No. 69 s 8; 2014 SL No. 328 s 6

Division 2 Particular fishery symbols

252ARestriction on writing fishery symbol ‘E’

The chief executive may write the fishery symbol ‘E’ on a commercial harvest fishery licence only if the licence is a replacement of a commercial harvest fishery licence on which the symbol was written.

s 252A ins 2010 SL No. 35 s 13

253Restrictions on writing fishery symbol ‘SM’

The chief executive may write the fishery symbol ‘SM’ on a commercial fishing boat licence only if—
(a)the chief executive has approved a fishery symbol movement application and, under the application, the symbol is to be written on the licence; or
(b)the licence is a replacement of a commercial fishing boat licence on which the symbol was written.

253ARestrictions on writing fishery symbol ‘C2’

The chief executive may write the fishery symbol ‘C2’ on a commercial fishing boat licence only if—
(a)the chief executive—
(i)has approved an application to transfer ITQ units to the licence holder; and
(ii)transfers the ITQ units to the licence holder when the chief executive writes the symbol on the licence; or
(b)the chief executive has approved a fishery symbol movement application and under the application the symbol is to be written on the licence; or
(c)the licence is a replacement of a ‘C2’ fishery licence.

s 253A ins 2010 SL No. 35 s 14

253BRestrictions on writing fishery symbol ‘C3’

The chief executive may write the fishery symbol ‘C3’ on a commercial fishing boat licence only if—
(a)the chief executive has approved a fishery symbol movement application and under the application the symbol is to be written on the licence; or
(b)the licence is a replacement of a commercial fishing boat licence on which the symbol was written.

s 253B ins 2010 SL No. 35 s 14

253BA Restrictions on writing fishery symbol ‘N3’

(1)The chief executive may write the fishery symbol ‘N3’ on a commercial fishing boat licence only if—
(a)the chief executive has approved a fishery symbol movement application and, under the application, the symbol is to be written on the licence; or
(b)the licence is a replacement of a commercial fishing boat licence on which the symbol was written.
(2)However, the chief executive can not write the fishery symbol on a licence on which is written the fishery symbol ‘N12’ or ‘N13’.

s 253BA ins 2011 SL No. 236 s 9

amd 2016 SL No. 193 s 16

253BB [Repealed]

s 253BB ins 2011 SL No. 236 s 9

om 2016 SL No. 193 s 17

253BC Restrictions on writing fishery symbol ‘N12’

(1)The chief executive can not write the fishery symbol ‘N12’ on a commercial fishing boat licence other than under this section.
(2)The chief executive may write the fishery symbol ‘N12’ on a commercial fishing boat licence if—
(a)the chief executive has approved a fishery symbol movement application and, under the application, the fishery symbol is to be written on the licence; or
(b)the licence is a replacement of a commercial fishing boat licence on which the fishery symbol was written.
(3)Despite subsection (2), the chief executive can not write the fishery symbol ‘N12’ on—
(a)a licence on which is written the fishery symbol ‘N3’ or ‘N13’; or
(b)more than 3 commercial fishing boat licences.

s 253BC ins 2011 SL No. 236 s 9

amd 2016 SL No. 193 s 18

253BD Restrictions on writing fishery symbol ‘N13’

(1)The chief executive can not write the fishery symbol ‘N13’ on a commercial fishing boat licence other than under this section.
(2)The chief executive may write the fishery symbol ‘N13’ on a commercial fishing boat licence if, before the fishery symbol is written—
(a)the holder of the licence also held a developmental fishing permit (the relevant permit) that included a Gulf set mesh net authorisation; and
(b)the chief executive has—
(i)at the request of the holder of the relevant permit, amended the relevant permit by removing the Gulf set mesh net authorisation; and
(ii)at the request of the holder of each other developmental fishing permit that included a Gulf set mesh net authorisation, amended each permit by removing the Gulf set mesh net authorisation; and
(c)the fishery symbol ‘N12’ has been written on 3 commercial fishing boat licences.
(3)The chief executive may also write the fishery symbol ‘N13’ on a commercial fishing boat licence if—
(a)the chief executive has approved a fishery symbol movement application and, under the application, the symbol is to be written on the licence; or
(b)the licence is a replacement of a commercial fishing boat licence on which the symbol was written.
(4)Despite subsections (2) and (3), the chief executive can not write the fishery symbol ‘N13’ on—
(a)a licence on which is written the fishery symbol ‘N3’ or ‘N12’; or
(b)more than 2 commercial fishing boat licences.
(5)In this section—
Gulf set mesh net authorisation, for a developmental fishing permit, means an authorisation under the permit for the use of a set mesh net in the Gulf of Carpentaria waters.

s 253BD ins 2011 SL No. 236 s 9

amd 2019 SL No. 71 s 59 sch 1

253BERestrictions on writing fishery symbol ‘RQ’

The chief executive may write the fishery symbol ‘RQ’ on a commercial fishing boat licence only if—
(a)the chief executive has approved a fishery symbol movement application and, under the application, the symbol is to be written on the licence; or
(b)the licence is a replacement of a commercial fishing boat licence on which the symbol was written.

s 253BE ins 2015 SL No. 12 s 15

253BF Restrictions on writing east coast trawl fishery symbols

(1)The chief executive may write an east coast trawl fishery symbol on a commercial fishing boat licence only if—
(a)the licence is a replacement licence; or
(b)the chief executive has approved a fishery symbol movement application and, under the application, the symbol is to be written on the licence.
(2)However, the chief executive must not approve an application to amend an authority to write an east coast trawl fishery symbol on the authority if the result of the amendment would be—
(a)an ‘M2’ fishery symbol is written on a licence that has an ‘M1’, ‘T1’ or ‘T2’ fishery symbol written on the licence; or
(b)a ‘T2’ fishery symbol is written on a licence that has an ‘M1’ or ‘T1’ fishery symbol written on the licence; or
(c)an ‘M1’ fishery symbol is written on a licence that does not have a ‘T1’ fishery symbol written on the licence.
(3)Also, the chief executive must not approve an application to amend an authority to remove an east coast trawl fishery symbol on the authority if the result of the amendment would be an ‘M1’ fishery symbol is written on a licence that does not have a ‘T1’ fishery symbol written on the licence.
(4)Further, the chief executive must not—
(a)write an ‘M1’, ‘T1’ or ‘T2’ fishery symbol on a licence allowing the use of a boat for which—
(i)the hull units are more than 70; or
(ii)the main engine is more than 300 maximum continuous brake kW; or
(b)write a ‘T5’, ‘T6’, ‘T7’, ‘T8’ or ‘T9’ fishery symbol on a licence allowing the use of a boat if—
(i)the boat is longer than 14m; or
(ii)the boat’s main engine is more than 300 maximum continuous brake kW.
(5)In addition, for subsection (1) (b), the chief executive must not write an ‘M2’ fishery symbol on a licence that would allow the use of a boat for which the hull units are more than the hull units for a boat that can be used under the licence from which the fishery symbol is being moved.
(6) Subsection (5) does not apply if the licence holder surrenders another ‘M2’ licence.
(7)In this section—
replacement licence means—
(a)a replacement licence issued under section 71 of the Act to replace a licence that has been lost, damaged or destroyed; or
(b)a licence for a boat to replace another boat licensed to operate in the east coast trawl fishery.

s 253BF ins 2019 SL No. 71 s 20

Division 3 Fishery symbols on licences for use of boats of particular lengths

div hdg ins 2010 SL No. 164 s 36

253CDefinition for div 3

In this division—
relevant fishery provision see section 254 (1).

s 253C ins 2010 SL No. 164 s 36

254Restriction on writing fishery symbols on licences allowing the use of boats of particular lengths in commercial fisheries

(1)The chief executive may write a fishery symbol on a licence allowing the use of a boat in a commercial fishery only if the boat is no longer than the length permitted under a fishery provision (the relevant fishery provision) about the fishery.

Note—

See however section 720.
(2)This section is subject to section 254B.

s 254 amd 2010 SL No. 164 37; 2016 SL No. 193 s 19

254A[Repealed]

s 254A ins 2010 SL No. 164 s 38

om 2016 SL No. 193 s 20

254BException for particular fishery symbol movement applications

(1)The chief executive may write a fishery symbol on a licence (the second licence) allowing the use in a commercial fishery of a boat that is longer than the length permitted under the relevant fishery provision if—
(a)a person has applied, under section 256, to move the fishery symbol from another licence (the first licence) to the second licence; and
(b)the boat to be used under the second licence is no longer than the lesser of the following—
(i)20m;
(ii)the length of a boat that is allowed to be used under the first licence.
(2)This section does not apply to writing the fishery symbols ‘M1’, ‘M2’, ‘T1’, ‘T2’, ‘T5’, ‘T6’, ‘T7’, ‘T8’ or ‘T9’ on a licence.

s 254B ins 2010 SL No. 164 s 38

Part 4 Moving fishery symbols

255Definitions for pt 4

In this part—
administrative conditions, of the first licence or second licence, means the conditions of the licence imposed by the chief executive under section 61 of the Act.
first licence see section 256 (1) (a).
second licence see section 256 (1) (b).

256Application to move fishery symbol to another licence

(1)This section applies if—
(a)a fishery symbol is written on a commercial fishing boat licence or commercial harvest fishery licence (either of which is the first licence); and
(b)the fishery symbol may, under this chapter, be written on another licence (the second licence).
(2)The holder of the first licence and the holder of the second licence may apply to the chief executive to move the fishery symbol and the authorised number of tender boats for use under the symbol from the first licence to the second licence.
(3)The application must—
(a)be in the approved form; and
(b)be accompanied by—
(i)the fee prescribed under schedule 9; and
(ii)the written approval of each person, other than the holder of the first licence, who has a registered interest in the first licence.
(4)The application may be made even if the same person holds the first licence and second licence.
(5)However, the application can not be made by a person who holds the licence because of a temporary transfer.

s 256 amd 2019 SL No. 71 s 59 sch 1

257Deciding application

The chief executive may—
(a)approve the application, with or without conditions; or
(b)refuse the application.

258Amendments required if application approved

(1)This section applies if the chief executive—
(a)approves the application without conditions; or
(b)approves the application with conditions and the applicants agree in writing to the conditions within 28 days after the approval.
(2)The chief executive must amend the first licence and second licence by—
(a)removing from the first licence—
(i)the fishery symbol; and
(ii)the authorised tender boat number for the fishery symbol and the brackets containing the authorised tender boat number; and
(b)writing on the second licence—
(i)the fishery symbol; and
(ii)the authorised tender boat number for the fishery symbol, in the way required under section 245; and
(c)if the first licence or second licence contains administrative conditions—amending the conditions in a way the chief executive considers is consistent with the amendments under paragraphs (a) and (b).
(3)In this section—
authorised tender boat number for a fishery symbol means the number of tender boats, other than an unlimited number, that is authorised for use under the fishery symbol under section 245.

259Information notice about refusal of conditions

(1)This section applies if the chief executive decides to—
(a)refuse the application; or
(b)approve the application with conditions and the applicants have not agreed in writing to the conditions within 28 days after the approval; or
(c)amend the administrative conditions of the first licence or second licence and the applicants have not agreed in writing to the amendment within 28 days after the amendment.
(2)The chief executive must give the applicants an information notice about the decision.

Part 5 General provisions about authorisations under licences with fishery symbols

260Authorisation under licences on which fishery symbols are written

A person acting under a licence on which is written a fishery symbol may do a thing under the licence that is permitted to be done under the licence under—
(a)this part or part 6; or
(b)chapters 7 to 11.

s 260 amd 2010 SL No. 164 s 39; 2019 SL No. 71 s 59 sch 1

261Fishery symbol does not authorise taking fish in particular Joint Authority fisheries

(1)This section applies to a person who is—
(a)in a Joint Authority fishery managed under Queensland law; and
(b)acting under a licence.
(2)Neither this chapter nor chapters 7 to 11 authorises the person to take fish to which the Joint Authority fishery applies under the licence unless—
(a)the Joint Authority endorses the licence to extend its operation to activities over which the Joint Authority has powers under the Act; and
(b)taking the fish is an activity over which the Joint Authority has powers under the Act.

s 261 amd 2010 SL No. 164 s 40

261ARestriction on amending a licence to reflect boat modification or replacement

(1)This section does not apply to amending or replacing an ‘M1’, ‘M2’, ‘T1’, ‘T2’, ‘T5’, ‘T6’, ‘T7’, ‘T8’ or ‘T9’ licence.
(2)The chief executive may amend a licence on which is written a fishery symbol for a commercial fishery to include the details for a new or modified boat (the replacement boat) longer than the length permitted under a fishery provision about the fishery if—
(a)for a licence on which the fishery symbol ‘T4’, ‘N12’ or ‘N13’ is written—the replacement boat is no longer than 25m; or
(b)for a licence on which another fishery symbol is written—
(i)the replacement boat is no longer than the lesser of the following—
(A)the length of the boat currently mentioned in the licence;
(B)20m; or
(ii)the application to write the fishery symbol on the licence is accompanied by—
(A)the surrender of another authority held by the licence holder; or
(B)a request to amend another authority held by the licence holder that the chief executive is satisfied is consistent with the purposes of the Act.

s 261A ins 2010 SL No. 164 s 41

sub 2011 SL No. 224 s 21

amd 2011 SL No. 236 s 10; 2019 SL No. 71 s 59 sch 1

Part 6 Conditions applying generally to licences with fishery symbols

262Application of pt 6

This part applies to a person (the authorised person) acting under a licence on which a fishery symbol is written.

263Taking fish in a fishery area of a commercial fishery

(1)It is a condition of the licence that the authorised person may take fish only in a fishery area of the commercial fishery (the relevant fishery) identified by the fishery symbol.
(2) Subsection (1) is subject to—
(a) sections 264 to 270; and
(b)the fishery provisions about the relevant fishery.

264Taking fish in an area stated on a licence

(1)This section applies if—
(a)a fishery provision about the relevant fishery states that fish may only be taken in an area stated on the licence; and
(b)an area for taking fish is stated on the licence.
(2)The authorised person may take fish only in the stated area.

265Taking particular fish

If a fishery provision about the relevant fishery states that only particular fish may be taken in the fishery the authorised person must not take fish other than the stated fish in the fishery.

s 265 amd 2008 SL No. 448 s 34

266Using fishing apparatus

(1)If a fishery provision about the relevant fishery states that only particular fishing apparatus may be used for taking fish in the fishery, the authorised person must not take fish in the fishery unless the person uses the stated fishing apparatus.
(2)If a fishery provision about the relevant fishery states the way in which fishing apparatus must be used for taking fish in the fishery, the authorised person must not take fish in the fishery unless the person uses the apparatus in the stated way.
(3)If a fishery provision about the relevant fishery states the number of items of fishing apparatus of a particular type that may be used for taking fish in the fishery, the authorised person must not use more than the stated number of items of fishing apparatus of that type for taking fish in the fishery.
(4)If no fishery provision about the relevant fishery states the number of items of a particular type of fishing apparatus that may be used for taking fish in the fishery, no more than 1 item of the type of fishing apparatus may be used at the same time for taking fish in the fishery.
(5) Subsection (4) applies even if more than 1 person is acting under the licence.

Example for subsection (4)—

In the net fishery (east coast no.1), a net that is neither fixed nor hauled may be used in offshore waters and a general purpose mesh net may be used in nearshore waters. The number of the nets is not stated, so (if all other relevant licence conditions are satisfied), a person acting under the licence is authorised, at any one time, to use either, 1 net that is neither fixed nor hauled in the offshore waters, or 1 general purpose mesh net in the nearshore waters. The person, however, can not use both of the nets at the same time or more than 1 of each of the nets.

s 266 amd 2008 SL No. 448 s 35

267Taking fish in a particular way

If a fishery provision about the relevant fishery states that fish may only be taken in the fishery in a particular way, the authorised person may take fish in the fishery only in the stated way.

s 267 amd 2008 SL No. 448 s 36

268Taking fish during a fishery period

(1)This section applies if a fishery provision about the relevant fishery states a period (a fishery period) during which particular fish may be taken or particular fishing apparatus may be used in the fishery.
(2)The authorised person may take the fish or use the apparatus in the fishery only if the person takes the fish or uses the apparatus in the fishery period.

s 268 amd 2008 SL No. 448 s 37

269Activities prohibited or restricted in particular areas within fishery areas

If a fishery provision about the relevant fishery prohibits or restricts an activity in a particular area within a fishery area the activity is prohibited or restricted in the particular area in the way stated in the fishery provision.

270Conditions of licence may apply in more than 1 way

A condition under this part or chapters 7 to 11 may apply to a licence in more than 1 way.

Example—

A fishery provision about a commercial fishery identified by a fishery symbol may provide for taking fish in a particular area within a fishery area using only a particular type of fishing apparatus or only in a particular way.

s 270 amd 2010 SL No. 164 s 42; 2019 SL No. 71 s 59 sch 1

271Conditions of licences on which more than 1 fishery symbol is written

(1)If a commercial fishing boat licence or commercial harvest fishery licence has more than 1 fishery symbol written on it, a person acting under the licence must not take fish in more than 1 commercial fishery at the same time.
(2)Despite subsection (1), if 1 of the fishery symbols is ‘C1’, ‘C2’ or ‘C3’, the person may take crabs in the fishery identified by the fishery symbol and fish in 1 other commercial fishery at the same time.
(3)Also, despite subsection (1), the person may take the following fish at the same time—
(a)spanish mackerel under the fishery symbol ‘SM’;
(b)regulated coral reef fin fish under the fishery symbol ‘RQ’;
(c)fin fish other than spanish mackerel or regulated coral reef fin fish, under the fishery symbol ‘L1’, ‘L2’, ‘L3’ or ‘L8’;
(d)shark under the fishery symbol ‘S’.
(4)Also, despite subsection (1), the person may take the following fish at the same time—
(a)fin fish, other than regulated coral reef fin fish and spanish mackerel, under the fishery symbol ‘N1’, ‘N2’, ‘N4’, ‘N10’, ‘K1’, ‘K2’, ‘K3’, ‘K4’, ‘K5’, ‘K6’, ‘K7’, ‘K8’ or ‘K9’;
(b)shark under the fishery symbol ‘S’.

s 271 amd 2010 SL No. 164 s 43; 2011 SL No. 224 s 22; 2012 SL No. 252 s 6 sch

271ACondition of licence if fishery symbol identifies more than 1 fishery

(1)This section applies to a commercial fishing boat licence if more than 1 commercial fishery is identified by a fishery symbol on the licence.
(2)A person acting under the licence must not take fish or use fishing apparatus in more than 1 of the fisheries at the same time.

Example—

The fishery symbol ‘N4’ is written on a licence authorising use of a net in offshore waters in the net fishery (east coast no. 3) and use of a net in nearshore waters in the net fishery (east coast no. 1). A person acting under the licence must not use the nets in the fisheries at the same time.

s 271A ins 2008 SL No. 448 s 38

Chapter 7 Commercial harvest fisheries

Part 1 Aquarium fish fishery (‘A1’, ‘A2’)

Division 1 Definition

272What is the aquarium fish fishery

The aquarium fish fishery is the following activities by way of fishing carried out under the authorisations and conditions stated in this part—
(a)taking the fish mentioned in section 275 in the fishery area mentioned in section 274;
(b)selling the fish.

Division 2 Fishery symbols and area

273Fishery symbols

The fishery symbols for the fishery are ‘A1’ and ‘A2’.

274Fishery area

(1)The fishery area consists of the area of the following waters—
(a)tidal waters within the Moreton Bay Marine Park;
(b)tidal waters north of Cape Moreton and south of latitude 26º18' south, other than waters within the Moreton Bay Marine Park;
(c)tidal waters west of longitude 151º08' east and between latitude 23º15' south and latitude 23º south;
(d)tidal waters within the area described as area 1 in the Whitsundays Plan of Management, schedule 1;
(e)tidal waters within the following boundary—
from the intersection of latitude 17º08' south with the mainland shore to latitude 17º08' south, longitude 146º12' east
to latitude 16º51' south, longitude 146º28' east
to latitude 15º55' south, longitude 145º51' east
along latitude 15º55' south to the mainland shore
along the mainland shore to latitude 17º08' south;
(f)tidal waters south of latitude 10º41' south and east of longitude 142º31'49" east, other than the waters mentioned in paragraphs (a) to (e).
(2)In this section—
Moreton Bay Marine Park means the marine park mentioned and described in the Marine Parks (Declaration) Regulation 2006 , schedule 1.
Whitsundays Plan of Management means the Whitsundays Plan of Management 1998 prepared under the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Act 1975 (Cwlth), section 39ZD.

Editor’s note—

On the notification day the Whitsundays Plan of Management 1998 could be accessed on the internet at www.gbrmpa.gov.au.

s 274 amd 2016 SL No. 74 s 3 sch 1

Division 3 Conditions about taking fish in fishery—general

275What fish may be taken

(1)Fish other than the following fish may be taken under the licence—
(a)barramundi;
(b)sea cucumber;
(c)shell grit;
(d)star sand;
(e)any species of coral, oyster, pearl oyster or trochus.
(2)In this section—
sea cucumber does not include fish of the following species—
(a) Bohadschia graeffei;
(b) Calachrius crassus;
(c) Cucmaria miniata;
(d) Euapta godeffroyi;
(e) Holothuria edulis;
(f) Holothuria hilla;
(g) Opheodesoma spp.;
(h) Pentacta anceps;
(i) Pentacta lutea;
(j) Pseudocolchirus violaceus;
(k) Stichopus noctivagus;
(l) Synapta maculata.

s 275 amd 2012 SL No. 252 s 6 sch

276Where fish may be taken

Fish may be taken from—
(a)the waters mentioned in section 274 (1) (f); and
(b)the waters mentioned in section 274 (1) (a) to (e), if the waters are stated on the licence.

277Other conditions about taking fish

(1)No more than 3 persons may take fish at the same time.
(2)Only the boat identified in a licence and 1 other boat may be used to take fish in the same location.
(3)Fish must not be taken for human consumption.
(4)Fish may only be taken—
(a)by hand; or
(b)using underwater breathing apparatus or a herding device, including, for example, a rod; or
(c)using fishing lines or cast, scoop or mesh nets under this division.

s 277 amd 2010 SL No. 164 s 44

278Use of fishing lines

A fishing line may be used for taking fish under the licence only if it is has a single barbless hook.

279Use of cast nets

A cast net may be used for taking fish under the licence only if the net—
(a)is no longer than 3.7m; and
(b)has a mesh size of no more than 28mm.

280Use of scoop nets

A scoop net may be used for taking fish under the licence only if the net—
(a)is no more than 2m in any dimension; and
(b)has—
(i)a mesh size of no more than 25mm; and
(ii)a handle or shaft no longer than 2.5m.

281Use of mesh nets

(1)A mesh net may be used for taking fish under the licence only if the net—
(a)is no longer than 16m; and
(b)has—
(i)a mesh size of no more than 28mm; and
(ii)a drop of no more than 3m.
(2)A person using the net under the licence must be within 100m of it.

s 281 amd 2010 SL No. 164 s 45

282Selling fish

Fish may be sold under the licence only if the fish are to be used for—
(a)display as aquarium fish; or
(b)broodstock; or
(c)a purpose related to a purpose mentioned in paragraph (a) or (b).

Division 4 Additional authorisations and conditions for licences with fishery symbol ‘A1’

283Application of div 4

This division applies to a licence on which is written the fishery symbol ‘A1’.

284Nominees for taking or selling fish

(1)The licence holder may nominate a total of no more than 3 persons (nominees) to do either or both of the following—
(a)take fish under the licence;
(b)sell fish under the licence.
(2)The licence holder must give written notice to the chief executive of the nomination of each nominee under subsection (1).

285Who may take fish

Subject to section 277 (1), fish may be taken only by—
(a)the licence holder; or
(b)a nominee of the licence holder under section 284 (1) (a); or
(c)another person in the presence of the licence holder or nominee.

286Selling fish

Fish taken under the licence may be sold under the licence by—
(a)the licence holder; or
(b)a nominee of the licence holder under section 284 (1) (b).

s 286 amd 2009 SL No. 33 s 20

Division 5 Additional authorisations and conditions for licences with fishery symbol ‘A2’

287Application of div 5

This division applies to a licence on which is written the fishery symbol ‘A2’.

288Who may take fish

(1)Subject to section 277 (1), fish may be taken only by—
(a)the licence holder; or
(b)another person in the presence of the licence holder.
(2)A person taking fish must not take or possess—
(a)more than 10 fish; or
(b)more than 2 fish of the same species.

289[Repealed]

s 289 om 2009 SL No. 33 s 21

Part 2 Sea cucumber fishery (east coast) (‘B1’)

pt hdg amd 2012 SL No. 252 s 6 sch

290What is the sea cucumber fishery

The sea cucumber fishery is the following activities by way of fishing carried out under the authorisations and conditions stated in this part—
(a)taking sea cucumber in the fishery area mentioned in section 292;
(b)selling sea cucumber.

s 290 amd 2012 SL No. 252 s 6 sch

291Fishery symbol

The fishery symbol for the fishery is ‘B1’.

292Fishery area

The fishery area consists of the area of all tidal waters east of longitude 142º31'49" east between latitude 10º41' south and latitude 26º south.

s 292 amd 2016 SL No. 74 s 3 sch 1

293What fish may be taken

Only sea cucumber may be taken under the licence.

s 293 amd 2012 SL No. 252 s 6 sch

294Nominees for taking or selling sea cucumber

(1)The licence holder may nominate a total of no more than 3 persons (nominees) to do either or both of the following—
(a)take sea cucumber under the licence;
(b)sell sea cucumber taken under the licence.
(2)The licence holder must give written notice to the chief executive of the nomination of each nominee.

s 294 amd 2012 SL No. 252 s 6 sch

295Who may take sea cucumber

Subject to section 297 (1), sea cucumber may be taken only by—
(a)the licence holder; or
(b)a nominee of the licence holder under section 294 (1) (a); or
(c)another person in the presence of the licence holder or nominee.

s 295 amd 2012 SL No. 252 s 6 sch

296Permitted ways of taking sea cucumber

(1)Sea cucumber may only be taken by hand.
(2)However, underwater breathing apparatus may also be used when taking sea cucumber.

s 296 amd 2012 SL No. 252 s 6 sch

297General conditions of taking sea cucumber

(1)No more than 10 persons may take sea cucumber at the same time.
(2)Only the boat identified in the licence and 4 other boats may be used to take sea cucumber in the same location.
(3)A boat, other than the boat identified in the licence, must not be longer than 7m.

s 297 amd 2012 SL No. 252 s 6 sch

298Annual quota entitlement

The annual quota of sea cucumber that may be taken under the licence is the quota stated on the licence.

s 298 amd 2012 SL No. 252 s 6 sch; 2019 SL No. 71 s 21

299Selling sea cucumber

Sea cucumber taken under the licence may be sold only by the licence holder or a nominee of the licence holder under section 294 (1) (b).

s 299 amd 2009 SL No. 33 s 22; 2012 SL No. 252 s 6 sch

300[Repealed]

s 300 amd 2010 SL No. 164 s 46

om 2019 SL No. 71 s 59 sch 1

Part 3 Coral fishery (‘D’)

301What is the coral fishery

The coral fishery is the following activities by way of fishing carried out under the authorisations and conditions stated in this part—
(a)taking the fish mentioned in section 304 in the fishery area mentioned in section 303;
(b)selling the fish.

302Fishery symbol

The fishery symbol for the fishery is ‘D’.

303Fishery area

The fishery area consists of the area of all tidal waters and foreshores south of latitude 10º41' south and east of longitude 142º31'49" east.

s 303 amd 2016 SL No. 74 s 3 sch 1

304What fish may be taken

Only the following fish may be taken under the licence—
(a)coral of the class Anthozoa or Hydrozoa, including its uncompacted skeletons;
(b)any marine organism living in or on coral mentioned in paragraph (a), other than a marine organism that is a regulated fish;
(c)coral sand consisting of fine remnants of coral.

305Nominees for taking or selling coral

(1)The licence holder may nominate a total of no more than 3 persons (nominees) to do either or both of the following—
(a)take coral under the licence;
(b)sell coral taken under the licence.
(2)The licence holder must give written notice to the chief executive of the nomination of each nominee.

306Who may take coral

(1)Coral may be taken only by—
(a)the licence holder; or
(b)a nominee of the licence holder under section 305 (1) (a); or
(c)another person in the presence of the licence holder or nominee.
(2)However, no more than 3 persons mentioned in subsection (1) may take coral under the licence at the same time.

s 306 amd 2010 SL No. 164 s 47

307Where coral may be taken

Coral may be taken only from the area, within the fishery area, stated in the licence.

308Permitted ways of taking coral

(1)Coral may only be taken by—
(a)hand; or
(b)using hand-held implements, other than mechanical implements.
(2)Underwater breathing apparatus may also be used when taking coral.

309Annual quota entitlement

The annual quota of coral that may be taken under the licence is the quota stated on the licence.

s 309 amd 2019 SL No. 71 s 22

310Selling coral

Coral taken under the licence may be sold by—
(a)the licence holder; or
(b)a nominee of the licence holder under section 305 (1) (b).

s 310 amd 2009 SL No. 33 s 23

Part 3A Eel Fishery (‘E’)

pt hdg ins 2010 SL No. 35 s 15

Division 1 Definition

div 1 (s 310A) ins 2010 SL No. 35 s 15

310AWhat is the eel fishery

The eel fishery is the following activities by way of fishing carried out under the authorisations and conditions stated in this part—
(a)taking the eels mentioned in section 310D in the fishery area mentioned in section 310C;
(b)processing the eels;
(c)selling the eels.

div 1 (s 310A) ins 2010 SL No. 35 s 15

Division 2 Fishery symbol and area

div 2 (ss 310B–310C) ins 2010 SL No. 35 s 15

310BFishery symbol

The fishery symbol for the fishery is ‘E’.

div 2 (ss 310B–310C) ins 2010 SL No. 35 s 15

310CFishery area

The fishery area consists of either or both of the following—
(a)waters in an impoundment formed by a dam stated on the licence;
(b)waters in a privately owned artificially created impoundment within a river basin stated on the licence.

s 310C ins 2010 SL No. 35 s 15

amd 2019 SL No. 71 s 59 sch 1

Division 3 General conditions

div 3 (ss 310D–310I) ins 2010 SL No. 35 s 15

310DWhat fish may be taken

Only longfin eels and Southern shortfin eels may be taken under the licence.

div 3 (ss 310D–310I) ins 2010 SL No. 35 s 15

310EWho may take eels

(1)Eels may be taken only by—
(a)the licence holder; or
(b)an approved nominee of the licence holder under section 310F.
(2)However, only 1 person may take eels under the licence at a time.

div 3 (ss 310D–310I) ins 2010 SL No. 35 s 15

310FObtaining nominee approval

(1)The licence holder may apply in writing to the chief executive for someone else to be the holder’s approved nominee.
(2)The chief executive may grant the approval only if the chief executive is satisfied the holder has become temporarily incapacitated or is otherwise temporarily unable to act under the licence.
(3)The approval may be granted only for the period during which the chief executive considers the holder will be incapacitated or otherwise temporarily unable to act under the licence.
(4)If the chief executive decides to refuse the application, the chief executive must give the applicant an information notice about the decision.

div 3 (ss 310D–310I) ins 2010 SL No. 35 s 15

310GPermitted ways of taking eels

(1)A person may take eels under the licence only by using an eel trap or a round eel trap.
(2)A person may use an eel trap or round eel trap under the licence only if—
(a)the trap complies with division 4; and
(b)the use of the trap complies with division 5.

div 3 (ss 310D–310I) ins 2010 SL No. 35 s 15

310HProcessing or selling eels taken under licence

(1)The licence holder or an approved nominee of the holder may process or sell eels taken under the licence.
(2)The sale may be to anyone, whether or not the buyer holds an authority that allows the sale.

div 3 (ss 310D–310I) ins 2010 SL No. 35 s 15

310ILicence is not transferable

The licence is not transferable.

div 3 (ss 310D–310I) ins 2010 SL No. 35 s 15

Division 4 Requirements for eel traps and round eel traps

div hdg ins 2010 SL No. 35 s 15

310JApplication of div 4

This division applies to an eel trap or a round eel trap.

s 310J ins 2010 SL No. 35 s 15

310KTrap entrance and trap pocket entrance

(1)The trap must have only—
(a)1 entrance into the trap itself (the trap entrance); and
(b)1 entrance from the trap into its pocket (the trap pocket entrance).
(2)The trap entrance must not be extended by attaching wings.
(3)The aperture of the trap pocket entrance must be at least 20cm in any dimension.

s 310K ins 2010 SL No. 35 s 15

amd 2019 SL No. 71 s 59 sch 1

310LTrap mesh size

(1)The trap, other than its pocket, must have a mesh size of at least 25mm.
(2)However, any meshes on the trap that are made of rigid material must be at least 22mm in any dimension.

s 310L ins 2010 SL No. 35 s 15

amd 2019 SL No. 71 s 59 sch 1

310MTrap frame

The trap when set must have a frame made of rigid material.

s 310M ins 2010 SL No. 35 s 15

310NDimensions

The trap when set must have the following dimensions—
(a)for an eel trap, a frame that is—
(i)no longer than 2m; and
(ii)no wider than 0.6m; and
(iii)no deeper than 0.6m;
(b)for a round eel trap—
(i)a diameter no more than 1m; and
(ii)a height of no more than 0.6m.

s 310N ins 2010 SL No. 35 s 15

310OTrap pocket

(1)The pocket of the trap must—
(a)be long enough and attached to a float in a way so that an air-breathing animal trapped in the trap or the pocket can access the surface of the water to breathe; and
(b)have rings that are—
(i)made of rigid material; and
(ii)no more than 1m apart; and
(iii)at least 20cm in any dimension.
(2)The ring nearest the trap pocket entrance must be no more than 1m from the trap pocket entrance.
(3)The ring nearest the closed end of the pocket must be no more than 0.5m from the closed end.

s 310O ins 2010 SL No. 35 s 15

amd 2019 SL No. 71 s 59 sch 1

310PTrap float

The trap must have attached to it a float that is—
(a)light coloured and clearly visible on the surface of the water; and
(b)at least 15cm in any dimension; and
(c)marked with—
(i)the number of the licence under which the trap is being used; and
(ii)the licence holder’s first name and surname.

s 310P ins 2010 SL No. 35 s 15

amd 2019 SL No. 71 s 59 sch 1

Division 5 Requirements for using eel traps and round eel traps

div 5 (ss 310Q–310S) ins 2010 SL No. 35 s 15

310QRestriction on trapping times

(1)This section applies to an eel trap or round eel trap in waters in the fishery area, other than waters—
(a)in a privately owned impoundment; or
(b)to which the public does not have access.

Example for paragraph (b)—

waters in a balancing storage, including, for example, the Bullyard Balancing storage
(2)The trap must not be used on—
(a)an ordinary weekend from 9a.m. on Saturday to 4p.m. on Sunday; or
(b)a long weekend from 9a.m. on the first day of the long weekend to 4p.m. on the last day of the long weekend.
(3)However, the trap may remain in the water if it is not baited and its pocket is open.
(4)In this section—
long weekend means any period of 3 or 4 days, including, for example, Easter, made up of a weekend and 1 or 2 public holidays immediately before or immediately after the weekend.
ordinary weekend means a weekend other than a long weekend.

div 5 (ss 310Q–310S) ins 2010 SL No. 35 s 15

310RNumber of traps that can be used

No more than the number of eel traps or round eel traps stated on the licence can be used at a time at any 1 place stated on the licence.

div 5 (ss 310Q–310S) ins 2010 SL No. 35 s 15

310SChecking traps

An eel trap or a round eel trap that is in use must be checked within 24 hours after being set.

div 5 (ss 310Q–310S) ins 2010 SL No. 35 s 15

Part 4 Shell fishery (‘F’)

311What is the shell fishery

The shell fishery is the following activities by way of fishing carried out under the authorisations and conditions stated in this part—
(a)taking the molluscs to which section 314 applies in the fishery area mentioned in section 313;
(b)selling the molluscs.

312Fishery symbol

The fishery symbol for the fishery is ‘F’.

313Fishery area

The fishery area consists of the area of all tidal waters and foreshores.

s 313 amd 2016 SL No. 74 s 3 sch 1

314What fish may be taken

Molluscs, other than green snails, oysters, pearl oysters, trochus or scallops, may be taken under the licence.

315Who may take molluscs

Molluscs may be taken only by—
(a)the licence holder; or
(b)another person in the presence of the licence holder.

316Permitted ways of taking molluscs

(1)Broken remnants of molluscs may only be taken—
(a)by hand; or
(b)using hand-held implements that are not mechanical implements; or
(c)if stated on the licence, using mechanical equipment.
(2)Molluscs, other than broken remnants, may only be taken—
(a)by hand, without using digging or sieving implements; or
(b)if stated on the licence, using shell dredges.

317Use of primary boats

A primary boat must not be longer than 20m.

s 317 amd 2008 SL No. 448 s 39

318Use of shell dredges

A shell dredge used for taking molluscs must not have a mouth wider than 1.2m or teeth or prongs longer than 75mm.

319[Repealed]

s 319 om 2009 SL No. 33 s 24

Part 5 Shell grit fishery (‘G’)

320What is the shell grit fishery

The shell grit fishery is the following activities by way of fishing carried out under the authorisations and conditions stated in this part—
(a)taking shell grit in the fishery area mentioned in section 322;
(b)selling shell grit.

321Fishery symbol

The fishery symbol for the fishery is ‘G’.

322Fishery area

The fishery area consists of the area of all tidal waters and foreshores south of latitude 10º41' south, and east of longitude 142º31'49" east.

s 322 amd 2016 SL No. 74 s 3 sch 1

323What fish may be taken

Only shell grit may be taken under the licence.

324Who may take shell grit

Shell grit may be taken only by the licence holder.

325Where shell grit may be taken

Shell grit may be taken only in an area, within the fishery area, stated in the licence.

326Permitted way of taking shell grit

A person may take shell grit only if the person replaces the total volume of shell grit taken with an equal volume of sand that has been lawfully obtained.

327[Repealed]

s 327 om 2009 SL No. 33 s 25

Part 6 Star sand fishery (‘H’)

328What is the star sand fishery

The star sand fishery is the following activities by way of fishing carried out under the authorisations and conditions stated in this part—
(a)taking star sand in the fishery area mentioned in section 330;
(b)selling star sand.

329Fishery symbol

The fishery symbol for the fishery is ‘H’.

330Fishery area

The fishery area consists of the area of all tidal waters and foreshores south of latitude 10º41' south, and east of longitude 142º31'49" east.

s 330 amd 2016 SL No. 74 s 3 sch 1

331What fish may be taken

Only star sand composed of the calcareous skeletons of unicellular animals known as Foraminifera may be taken under the licence.

332Who may take star sand

Star sand may be taken only by the licence holder.

333Where star sand may be taken

Star sand may be taken only in an area, within the fishery area, stated in the licence.

334Permitted ways of taking star sand

Star sand may be taken only by—
(a)hand; or
(b)using hand-held implements that are not mechanical implements.

335[Repealed]

s 335 om 2009 SL No. 33 s 26

Part 7 Trochus fishery (east coast) (‘J1’)

336What is the trochus fishery

The trochus fishery is the following activities by way of fishing carried out under the authorisations and conditions stated in this part—
(a)taking trochus in the fishery area mentioned in section 338;
(b)selling trochus.

337Fishery symbol

The fishery symbol for the fishery is ‘J1’.

338Fishery area

The fishery area consists of the area of all tidal waters south of latitude 10º41' south, and east of longitude 142º31'49" east.

s 338 amd 2016 SL No. 74 s 3 sch 1

339What fish may be taken

Only trochus may be taken under the licence.

340Nominees for taking trochus

(1)The licence holder may nominate persons (nominees) to take trochus under the licence.
(2)The licence holder must give written notice to the chief executive of the nomination of each nominee.

341Who may take trochus

Subject to section 343 (3), trochus may be taken in the fishery area only by—
(a)the licence holder; or
(b)a nominee of the licence holder under section 340; or
(c)another person in the presence of the licence holder or nominee.

342Permitted ways of taking trochus

(1)Trochus may be taken only by—
(a)hand; or
(b)using hand-held implements that are not mechanical implements.
(2)A person may use underwater breathing apparatus when taking trochus.

343General conditions of taking trochus

(1)The boat identified in the licence and 4 other boats may be used to take trochus under the licence in the same location.
(2)A boat, other than the boat identified in the licence, must not be longer than 7m.
(3)No more than the number of persons stated in the licence may, at the same time, dive for or gather trochus under the licence.

344Quantity of trochus that may be taken

The licence holder must not in a year take, or allow to be taken, more trochus than the quantity stated for the year on the licence.

345[Repealed]

s 345 om 2009 SL No. 33 s 27

Part 8 Juvenile eel fishery (‘JE’)

346What is the juvenile eel fishery

The juvenile eel fishery is the following activities by way of fishing carried out under the authorisations and conditions stated in this part—
(a)taking the juvenile eels mentioned in section 349 in the fishery area mentioned in section 348;
(b)selling the juvenile eels.

347Fishery symbol

The fishery symbol for the fishery is ‘JE’.

348Fishery area

The fishery area consists of Queensland waters.

349What fish may be taken

Only a juvenile eel of the genus Anguilla may be taken under the licence.

350Who may take juvenile eels

(1)Subject to section 353, juvenile eels may only be taken only by—
(a)the licence holder; or
(b)a person nominated by the licence holder (a nominee); or
(c)another person in the presence of the licence holder or nominee.
(2)The licence holder must give the chief executive written notice of the nomination of each nominee.

351Where juvenile eels may be taken

Juvenile eels may be taken only in the area, within the fishery area, stated on the licence.

352Permitted ways of taking juvenile eels

Juvenile eels may only be taken in the way stated on the licence.

353General conditions for taking juvenile eels

If the licence states the number of persons that may take juvenile eels, no more than the stated number of persons may take juvenile eels under the licence at the same time.

354[Repealed]

s 354 om 2009 SL No. 33 s 28

Part 9 Oyster fishery (‘O’)

355What is the oyster fishery

The oyster fishery is the following activities by way of fishing carried out under the authorisations and conditions stated in this part—
(a)taking oysters in the fishery area mentioned in section 357;
(b)selling oysters.

356Fishery symbol

The fishery symbol for the fishery is ‘O’.

357Fishery area

The fishery area consists of the area of all foreshores between low water and high water.

s 357 amd 2016 SL No. 74 s 3 sch 1

358What fish may be taken

Only the following oysters may be taken under the licence—
(a)blacklip oysters;
(b)milky oysters.

359Who may take oysters

(1)Subject to section 362, oysters may be taken only by—
(a)the licence holder; or
(b)a person nominated by the licence holder (a nominee); or
(c)another person in the presence of the licence holder or nominee.
(2)The licence holder must give the chief executive written notice of the nomination of each nominee.

360Where oysters may be taken

Oysters may only be taken only in the area, within the fishery area, stated on the licence.

361Permitted ways of taking oysters

Oysters may only be taken in the way stated on the licence.

362General conditions for taking oysters

If the licence states the number of persons that may take oysters, no more than the stated number of persons may take oysters under the licence at the same time.

363[Repealed]

s 363 om 2009 SL No. 33 s 29

Part 10 Pearl fishery (‘P’)

364What is the pearl fishery

The pearl fishery is the following activities by way of fishing carried out under the authorisations and conditions stated in this part—
(a)taking live pearl oysters in the fishery area mentioned in section 366;
(b)selling live pearl oysters.

365Fishery symbol

The fishery symbol for the fishery is ‘P’.

366Fishery area

The fishery area consists of the area of tidal waters south of latitude 10º41' south and east of longitude 142º31'49" east.

s 366 amd 2016 SL No. 74 s 3 sch 1

367What fish may be taken

Only live pearl oysters may be taken under the licence.

368Permitted ways of taking live pearl oysters

(1)Live pearl oysters may be taken only by—
(a)hand; or
(b)using hand-held implements.
(2)Underwater breathing apparatus may also be used when taking live pearl oysters.

369Selling live pearl oysters

The licence holder may sell live pearl oysters taken under the licence only to a person acting under a development approval for prescribed aquaculture development.

Part 11 Beachworm fishery (‘W1’)

370What is the beachworm fishery

The beachworm fishery is the following activities by way of fishing carried out under the authorisations and conditions stated in this part—
(a)taking beachworms in the fishery area mentioned in section 372;
(b)selling beachworms.

371Fishery symbol

The fishery symbol for the fishery is ‘W1’.

372Fishery area

The fishery area consists of the area of all foreshores south of latitude 10º41' south, and east of longitude 142º31'49" east.

s 372 amd 2016 SL No. 74 s 3 sch 1

373What fish may be taken

Only beachworms may be taken under the licence.

373ANominees for taking or selling beachworms

(1)The licence holder may nominate a total of no more than 3 persons (nominees) to do either or both of the following—
(a)take beachworm under the licence;
(b)sell beachworm taken under the licence.
(2)The licence holder must give written notice to the chief executive of the nomination of each nominee.

s 373A ins 2009 SL No. 61 s 20

374Who may take beachworms

(1)Beachworms may be taken only by—
(a)the licence holder; or
(b)a nominee of the licence holder under section 373A (1) (a).
(2)For subsection (1), only 1 person may take beachworms under the licence at a time.

s 374 sub 2009 SL No. 61 s 20

375Where beachworms may be taken

Beachworms may be taken only in the area, within the fishery area, stated on the licence.

376Permitted ways of taking beachworms

Beachworms may only be taken by hand.

377[Repealed]

s 377 om 2009 SL No. 33 s 30

Part 12 Bloodworm fishery (‘W2’)

378What is the bloodworm fishery

The bloodworm fishery is the following activities by way of fishing carried out under the authorisations and conditions stated in this part—
(a)taking bloodworms in the fishery area mentioned in section 380;
(b)selling bloodworms.

379Fishery symbol

The fishery symbol for the fishery is ‘W2’.

380Fishery area

The fishery area consists of the area of all foreshores south of latitude 10º41' south, and east of longitude 142º31'49" east.

s 380 amd 2016 SL No. 74 s 3 sch 1

381What fish may be taken

Only bloodworms may be taken under the licence.

381ANominees for taking or selling bloodworms

(1)The licence holder may nominate a total of no more than 3 persons (nominees) to do either or both of the following—
(a)take bloodworms under the licence;
(b)sell bloodworms taken under the licence.
(2)The licence holder must give written notice to the chief executive of the nomination of each nominee.

s 381A ins 2009 SL No. 61 s 21

382Who may take bloodworms

(1)Bloodworms may be taken only by—
(a)the licence holder; or
(b)a nominee of the licence holder under section 381A (1) (a).
(2)For subsection (1), only 1 person may take bloodworms under the licence at a time.

s 382 sub 2009 SL No. 61 s 21

383Permitted ways of taking bloodworms

(1)Bloodworms may only be taken by hand or by using hand held forks.
(2)If a person digs up an area while taking bloodworms under the licence, the person must put any seagrass disturbed or removed by the digging in an upright position immediately after the worms are taken.

384[Repealed]

s 384 om 2009 SL No. 33 s 31

Part 13 Marine yabby fishery (‘Y’)

385What is the marine yabby fishery

The marine yabby fishery is the following activities by way of fishing carried out under the authorisations and conditions stated in this part—
(a)taking marine yabbies in the fishery area mentioned in section 387;
(b)selling marine yabbies.

386Fishery symbol

The fishery symbol for the fishery is ‘Y’.

387Fishery area

The fishery area consists of the area of all foreshores south of latitude 10º41' south, and east of longitude 142º31'49" east.

s 387 amd 2016 SL No. 74 s 3 sch 1

388What fish may be taken

Only marine yabbies may be taken under the licence.

388ANominees for taking or selling marine yabbies

(1)The licence holder may nominate a total of no more than 3 persons (nominees) to do either or both of the following—
(a)take marine yabbies under the licence;
(b)sell marine yabbies taken under the licence.
(2)The licence holder must give written notice to the chief executive of the nomination of each nominee.

s 388A ins 2009 SL No. 61 s 22

389Who may take marine yabbies

(1)Marine yabbies may be taken only by—
(a)the licence holder; or
(b)a nominee of the licence holder under section 388A (1) (a).
(2)For subsection (1), only 1 person may take marine yabbies under the licence at a time.

s 389 sub 2009 SL No. 61 s 22

390Where marine yabbies may be taken

Marine yabbies may be taken only in the area, within the fishery area, stated on the licence.

391Permitted ways of taking marine yabbies

Marine yabbies may only be taken by using—
(a)hand pumps; or,
(b)if stated on the licence, mechanical pumps.

Chapter 7A East coast trawl fishery

ch hdg ins 2019 SL No. 71 s 23

Part 1 Preliminary

pt hdg ins 2019 SL No. 71 s 23

392What is the east coast trawl fishery

The east coast trawl fishery is fishing for trade or commerce by the use of trawl nets (trawling) in the east coast trawl fishery area.

s 392 prev s 392 om 2009 SL No. 33 s 32

pres s 392 ins 2019 SL No. 71 s 23

392AA Fishery area

(1)The east coast trawl fishery area means the area of the tidal waters east of longitude 142º31.89' east.
(2) Schedule 10E defines particular areas for the east coast trawl fishery.

s 392AA ins 2019 SL No. 71 s 23

Part 2 Licences and fishery symbols

pt hdg ins 2019 SL No. 71 s 23

392AB Licences and fishery symbols for the east coast trawl fishery

(1)The licences for the east coast trawl fishery are the ‘M1’, ‘M2’, ‘T1’, ‘T2’, ‘T5’, ‘T6’, ‘T7’, ‘T8’ and ‘T9’ licences.
(2)The fishery symbols for the east coast trawl fishery are ‘M1’, ‘M2’, ‘T1’, ‘T2’, ‘T5’, ‘T6’, ‘T7’, ‘T8’ and ‘T9’.

s 392AB ins 2019 SL No. 71 s 23

Part 3 Taking fish and other general conditions

pt hdg ins 2019 SL No. 71 s 23

392AC What fish may be taken

Only the following fish (each the permitted fish) may be taken under the licence—
(a)any of the following fish (each the principal fish)—
(i)prawns;
(ii)scallops;
(iii)bugs other than Balmain bugs (each a principal bug);
(iv)squid;
(b)any of the following fish, if the fish are taken while taking a principal fish—
(i)Balmain bugs;
(ii)blue swimmer crabs;
(iii)cuttlefish;
(iv)mantis shrimps;
(v)octopus;
(vi)pipefish;
(vii)red champagne lobsters;
(viii)slipper lobsters;
(ix)threadfin bream;
(x)three-spotted crabs.

s 392AC ins 2019 SL No. 71 s 23

392AD Who may take fish

(1)Subject to subsections (2) and (3), fish may be taken in the east coast trawl fishery by trawling, and fish taken in the east coast trawl fishery by trawling may be possessed, only by a person who—
(a)either—
(i)holds a licence for the fishery; or
(ii)has been allowed by the holder of a licence for the fishery to take or possess fish under the licence; and
(b)is a commercial fisher or assistant fisher.
(2)A person mentioned in subsection (1) may take fish under a ‘T1’ or ‘T2’ licence in an effort year only if the licence holder holds unused effort units for the year.

Note—

See section 392BP for when effort units are used for an effort year.
(3)An assistant fisher may, in the east coast trawl fishery, take fish for trade or commerce only if—
(a)the assistant fisher and a commercial fisher are on the same primary boat or tender boat; or
(b)the assistant fisher is on a tender boat for the primary boat for the commercial fishing boat licence under which the fish are being taken.

s 392AD ins 2019 SL No. 71 s 23

392AE Assistant fishers using or possessing commercial fishing apparatus

An assistant fisher may, in the east coast trawl fishery, use or possess commercial fishing apparatus only if—
(a)the assistant fisher and a commercial fisher are on the same primary boat or tender boat; or
(b)the assistant fisher is on a tender boat for the primary boat for the commercial fishing boat licence under which fish are being taken for trade or commerce.

s 392AE ins 2019 SL No. 71 s 23

Part 4 Use of BRDs

pt hdg ins 2019 SL No. 71 s 23

Division 1 Preliminary

div hdg ins 2019 SL No. 71 s 23

392AF Application and purpose of part

This part—
(a)applies if, under a provision of part 9, a BRD must be used with a net used under a provision of that part; and
(b)prescribes an additional condition to which the licence under which the net is used is subject.

s 392AF ins 2019 SL No. 71 s 23

392AG Purpose of BRD

The purpose of a BRD is to reduce the level of bycatch taken by the use of the net to the lowest level that allows the economically viable use of the net, having regard to the sustainability of the east coast trawl fishery area’s ecological systems.

s 392AG ins 2019 SL No. 71 s 23

Division 2 Licence subject to BRD use condition

div hdg ins 2019 SL No. 71 s 23

392AH Requirement to achieve purpose

(1)The licence under which the net is used is subject to a condition (the BRD use condition) that the use of the net must achieve the purpose of a BRD.
(2)The BRD use condition also applies to a person acting under the licence.

s 392AH ins 2019 SL No. 71 s 23

392AI How to comply

The BRD use condition mentioned in section 392AH is taken to be complied with if a device (a recognised BRD) is used with the net that complies with—
(a)for an otter trawl net used to trawl for prawns—division 3; or
(b)for an otter trawl net used to trawl for principal bugs or scallops—division 4; or
(c)for a beam trawl net—division 5.

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Division 3 Recognised BRDs for otter trawl nets used to trawl for prawns

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392AJ Application of division

This division applies only to an otter trawl net used to trawl for prawns.

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392AK Square mesh cod end—northern area or central area

(1)The cod end of a net used in the northern area or central area is a recognised BRD if the cod end complies with this section.
(2)The cod end must be made of square mesh of—
(a)a mesh size of at least 50mm; and
(b)at least—
(i)80 bars in circumference; and
(ii)50 bars long.
(3)The square mesh must be no more than 25 meshes from the cod end drawstrings of the net.
(4)If the square mesh is single strand or otherwise knotted, the cod end must contain 4 evenly spaced belly ropes.
(5)During trawling, nothing must cover any of the square mesh.

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392AL Square mesh cod end—deep water net area

(1)The cod end of a net used in the deep water net area is a recognised BRD if the cod end complies with this section.
(2)The cod end must be made of square mesh of—
(a)a mesh size of at least 45mm; and
(b)at least—
(i)80 bars in circumference; and
(ii)50 bars long.
(3)The square mesh must be no more than 25 meshes from the cod end drawstrings of the net.
(4)If the square mesh is single strand or otherwise knotted, the cod end must contain 4 evenly spaced belly ropes.
(5)During trawling, nothing must cover any of the square mesh.

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392AM Square mesh cod end—outside of northern area, central area and deep water net area

(1)The cod end of a net used outside of the northern area, central area and deep water net area is a recognised BRD if the cod end complies with this section.
(2)The cod end must be made of square mesh of—
(a)a mesh size of at least 38mm; and
(b)at least—
(i)80 bars in circumference; and
(ii)50 bars long.
(3)The square mesh must be no more than 25 meshes from the cod end drawstrings of the net.
(4)The square mesh must have installed in it a panel made of square mesh of—
(a)a mesh size of at least 45mm; and
(b)at least—
(i)300mm wide; and
(ii)300mm long.
(5)If the square mesh is single strand or otherwise knotted, the cod end must contain 4 evenly spaced belly ropes.
(6)During trawling, nothing must cover any of the square mesh.

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392AN Square mesh panel—outside of central area

(1)A panel of a net used outside of the central area is a recognised BRD if the panel complies with this section.
(2)The panel must be in the top of the cod end of the net.
(3)The panel must consist of a surrounding panel around a centre panel.
(4)The panel must be installed so that—
(a)the trailing edge of the surrounding panel is no more than 35 meshes from the cod end drawstrings of the net; and
(b)the trailing edge of the centre panel is no more than 40 meshes from the cod end drawstrings of the net.
(5)The surrounding panel must be made of square mesh of—
(a)a mesh size of at least 45mm; and
(b)at least—
(i)550mm wide; and
(ii)700mm long.
(6)The centre panel must be made of square mesh of—
(a)a mesh size of at least 55mm; and
(b)at least—
(i)250mm wide; and
(ii)300mm long.
(7)During trawling, nothing must cover any of the square mesh.

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392AO Fisheye

(1)An opening, commonly known as a fisheye, in a net used in the east coast trawl fishery is a recognised BRD if the opening complies with this section.
(2)The opening must be—
(a)held open by a rigid frame that consists of—
(i)a semicircular-shaped frame; and
(ii)an isosceles triangle-shaped frame; and
(b)no more than 66 meshes from the cod end drawstrings of the net.
(3)The rigid frame must be installed so that the apex of the equal sides of the isosceles triangle-shaped frame point towards the opening of the net.
(4)The semicircular-shaped frame must be—
(a)at least—
(i)350mm wide; and
(ii)150mm high; and
(b)divided in half by a rigid bar; and
(c)attached, by a rigid bar—
(i)from the midpoint of the semicircular-shaped part of the frame; and
(ii)to the apex of the equal sides of the isosceles triangle-shaped frame.
(5)The shortest side of the isosceles triangle-shaped frame must be—
(a)equal to the width of the semicircular-shaped frame; and
(b)attached, perpendicularly, to the widest part of the semicircular-shaped frame.
(6)During trawling, nothing must cover any part of the opening.

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392AP Bigeye

(1)An opening, commonly known as a bigeye, in a net used in the east coast trawl fishery is a recognised BRD if the opening complies with this section.
(2)The opening must be—
(a)in the top of the net; and
(b)at least 350mm across the width of the net; and
(c)no more than 66 meshes from the cod end drawstrings of the net.
(3)The edges of the opening must not overlap by more than 200mm.
(4)During trawling—
(a)the part of the opening closest to the mouth of the net must be weighted by chain links or other weights; and
(b)the part of the opening closest to the cod end drawstrings of the net must be buoyed by at least 2 floats, each of which is at least—
(i)90mm wide; and
(ii)50mm in diameter; and
(c)nothing must cover any part of the opening.

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392AQ V-cut and bell cod end—outside of central area and deep water net area

(1)A combination of the cod end of a net and a V-cut opening in the cod end used outside of the central area and deep water net area is a recognised BRD if—
(a)the last 33 meshes of the net from the cod end drawstrings of the net have a circumference of at least 150% of the rest of the cod end; and
(b)the opening complies with subsections (3) and (4); and
(c)nothing covers any part of the opening during trawling.
(2)However, subsection (1) (c) does not apply if—
(a)the meshes are left attached along the forward edge of the opening leaving a flap of net; and
(b)the edges of the flap do not extend wider than the opening during trawling.
(3)The opening must—
(a)be in the top of the net; and
(b)have 2 diagonal forward measurements of 10 bars of the net; and
(c)have a lateral measurement along its forward edge of 11 meshes of the net.
(4)The apex of the opening must not be more than 45 meshes of the net from the drawstrings.

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Division 4 Recognised BRDs for otter trawl nets used to trawl for principal bugs or scallops

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392AR Application of division

This division applies only to an otter trawl net used to trawl for principal bugs or scallops.

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392AS Scallop square mesh cod end

(1)The cod end of a net used in the east coast trawl fishery is a recognised BRD if the cod end complies with this section.
(2)The cod end must be made of square mesh of—
(a)a mesh size of at least 88mm; and
(b)at least—
(i)50 bars in circumference; and
(ii)1,500mm long.
(3)The square mesh must be no more than 15 meshes from the cod end drawstrings of the net.
(4)If the square mesh is single strand or otherwise knotted, the cod end must contain 4 evenly spaced belly ropes.
(5)During trawling, nothing must cover any of the square mesh other than a compliant chaffing mat.
(6)In this section—
compliant chaffing mat, for a cod end, means a mat that is attached to the bottom half of the circumference of the cod end—
(a)only—
(i)along the leading edge of the mat; and
(ii)halfway along the length of each side of the mat; and
(iii)at a point on each rear corner of the mat; and
(b)along no more than half of the length of the cod end.

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Division 5 Recognised BRDs for beam trawl nets

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392AT Application of division

This division applies only to a beam trawl net.

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392AU Square mesh cod end

(1)The cod end of a net is a recognised BRD if the cod end complies with this section.
(2)The cod end must be made of square mesh of—
(a)a mesh size of at least 31mm; and
(b)at least—
(i)100 bars in circumference; and
(ii)50 bars long.
(3)The square mesh must be no more than 25 meshes from the cod end drawstrings of the net.
(4)The square mesh must have installed in it a panel made of square mesh of—
(a)a mesh size of at least 45mm; and
(b)at least—
(i)300mm wide; and
(ii)300mm long.
(5)If the square mesh is single strand or otherwise knotted, the cod end must contain 4 evenly spaced belly ropes.
(6)During trawling, nothing must cover any of the square mesh.

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392AV Square mesh panel

(1)A panel of a net is a recognised BRD if the panel complies with this section.
(2)The panel must be in the top of the cod end of the net.
(3)The panel must consist of a surrounding panel around a centre panel.
(4)The surrounding panel must be made of square mesh of—
(a)a mesh size of at least 40mm; and
(b)at least—
(i)450mm wide; and
(ii)600mm long.
(5)The centre panel must be made of square mesh of—
(a)a mesh size of at least 50mm; and
(b)at least—
(i)200mm wide; and
(ii)300mm long.
(6)The panel must be installed so that—
(a)the trailing edge of the surrounding panel is no more than 60 meshes from the cod end drawstrings of the net; and
(b)the trailing edge of the centre panel is no more than 65 meshes from the cod end drawstrings of the net.
(7)During trawling, nothing must cover any of the square mesh.

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392AW Fisheye

(1)An opening, commonly known as a fisheye, in a net is a recognised BRD if the opening complies with this section.
(2)The opening must be—
(a)held open by a rigid frame that consists of—
(i)a semicircular-shaped frame; and
(ii)an isosceles triangle-shaped frame; and
(b)no more than 80 meshes from the cod end drawstrings of the net.
(3)The rigid frame must be installed so that the apex of the equal sides of the isosceles triangle-shaped frame point towards the opening of the net.
(4)The semicircular-shaped frame must be—
(a)at least—
(i)230mm wide; and
(ii)100mm high; and
(b)divided in half by a rigid bar; and
(c)attached, by a rigid bar—
(i)from the midpoint of the semicircular-shaped part of the frame; and
(ii)to the apex of the equal sides of the isosceles triangle-shaped frame.
(5)The shortest side of the isosceles triangle-shaped frame must be—
(a)equal to the width of the semicircular-shaped frame; and
(b)attached, perpendicularly, to the widest part of the semicircular-shaped frame.
(6)During trawling, nothing must cover any part of the opening.

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392AX Bigeye

(1)An opening, commonly known as a bigeye, in a net is a recognised BRD if the opening complies with this section.
(2)The opening must be—
(a)in the top of the net; and
(b)at least 230mm across the width of the net; and
(c)no more than 80 meshes from the cod end drawstrings of the net.
(3)The edges of the opening must not overlap by more than 200mm.
(4)During trawling—
(a)the part of the opening closest to the mouth of the net must be weighted by chain links or other weights; and
(b)the part of the opening closest to the cod end drawstrings of the net must be buoyed by at least 1 float that is at least—
(i)90mm wide; and
(ii)50mm in diameter; and
(c)nothing must cover any part of the opening.

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392AY V-cut and bell cod end

(1)A combination of the cod end of a net and a V-cut opening in the cod end is a recognised BRD if—
(a)the following number of the meshes of the net before the cod end drawstrings of the net have a circumference of at least 150% of the rest of the cod end—
(i)if the net has a mesh size of less than 31mm—50;
(ii)if the net has a mesh size of 31mm or more—40; and
(b)the opening complies with subsections (3) and (4); and
(c)nothing covers any part of the opening during trawling.
(2)However, subsection (1) (c) does not apply if—
(a)the meshes are left attached along the forward edge of the opening leaving a flap of net; and
(b)the edges of the flap do not extend wider than the opening during trawling.
(3)The opening must—
(a)be in the top of the net; and
(b)have 2 diagonal forward measurements of the following number of bars of the net each—
(i)if the net has a mesh size of less than 31mm—15;
(ii)if the net has a mesh size of 31mm or more—12; and
(c)have a lateral measurement along its forward edge of the following number of meshes of the net—
(i)if the net has a mesh size of less than 31mm—16;
(ii)if the net has a mesh size of 31mm or more—13.
(4)The apex of the opening must not be more than the following number of meshes of the net from the drawstrings—
(a)if the net has a mesh size of less than 31mm—65;
(b)if the net has a mesh size of 31mm or more—55.

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Part 5 Use of TEDs

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Division 1 Preliminary

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392AZ Application and purpose of part

This part—
(a)applies if, under a provision of part 9, a TED must be used with a net used under a provision of that part; and
(b)prescribes an additional condition to which the licence under which the net is used is subject.

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392BA Purpose of TED

The purpose of a TED is to allow turtles to escape immediately after being taken in the net.

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Division 2 Licence subject to TED use condition

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392BB Requirement to achieve purpose

(1)The licence under which the net is used is subject to a condition (the TED use condition) that the use of the net must achieve the purpose of a TED.
(2)The TED use condition also applies to a person acting under the licence.

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392BC Compliance with TED use condition

(1)The TED use condition mentioned in section 392BB is taken to have been complied with if—
(a)a device that complies with this part (a recognised TED) is used with the net; and
(b)if an accelerator funnel is attached to a recognised TED—the accelerator funnel complies with section 392BH.
(2)A recognised TED must consist of—
(a)a grid that complies with section 392BD (1) and (2); and
(b)an opening (the escape hole) in the net that complies with section 392BE; and
(c)if the escape hole is in the bottom of the net—
(i)a grid that complies with section 392BD (3); or
(ii)floats that comply with section 392BG; and
(d)a flap covering the escape hole that complies with section 392BF.

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Division 3 Requirements for recognised TEDs

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392BD Grid requirements

(1)The grid must—
(a)be at least 810mm wide and 810mm high; and
(b)have vertical bars, spaced no more than 120mm apart, extending from the top to the bottom of the net; and
(c)be constructed as a single solid unit without any hinged or collapsible components; and
(d)be attached to the entire circumference of the net; and
(e)be installed and kept at an angle of between 30º and 55º in the net so that it is inclined towards the escape hole.
(2)The grid must be constructed of rigid material.
(3)Also, if the escape hole is in the bottom of the net, the grid must be—
(a)constructed of a material with a density of no more than the density of seawater; and
(b)appropriately marked with—
(i)the density of the material, expressed in g/cm3 or kg/cm3; and
(ii)the name of the grid’s manufacturer.

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392BE Escape hole requirements

(1)The escape hole must allow turtles to escape immediately after the turtles are taken in the net.
(2)The escape hole must consist of—
(a)a horizontal cut that is—
(i)at the trailing edge of the escape hole and immediately in front of and parallel to the trailing edge of the grid; and
(ii)at least 610mm wide; and
(iii)no narrower than the grid, other than for 100mm at either side of the grid; and
(b)2 cuts that are each—
(i)in front of and perpendicular to the trailing edge of the grid; and
(ii)of equal length; and
(iii)at least 660mm long if the escape hole is covered with a single flap, or at least 510mm long if the escape hole is covered with a double flap; and
(c)a leading edge cut that, when the net is stretched, is at least—
(i)1,810mm, if the escape hole is covered with a single flap; or
(ii)1,420mm, if the escape hole is covered with a double flap.
(3)Alternatively, the escape hole may consist of—
(a)a horizontal cut that is—
(i)at the trailing edge of the escape hole and immediately in front of and parallel to the trailing edge of the grid; and
(ii)at least 1,020mm wide; and
(b)2 all bar cuts that each—
(i)are of equal length and at least 1,360mm long; and
(ii)taper from either end of the horizontal cut mentioned in paragraph (a) to where they meet.
(4)Alternatively, the escape hole may consist of—
(a)a horizontal cut that is—
(i)at the trailing edge of the escape hole and immediately in front of and parallel to the trailing edge of the grid; and
(ii)at least 610mm wide; and
(iii)no narrower than the grid, other than for 100mm at either side of the grid; and
(b)2 cuts that are each—
(i)in front of and perpendicular to the trailing edge of the grid; and
(ii)of equal length; and
(iii)at least 660mm long if the escape hole is covered with a single flap, or at least 510mm long if the escape hole is covered with a double flap; and
(c)2 all bar cuts that—
(i)each intersect with, and are in front of, the perpendicular cuts mentioned in paragraph (b); and
(ii)are each of equal length and at least 500mm long; and
(iii)allow the escape hole, at the intersections mentioned in subparagraph (i), to stretch to, if the escape hole is covered with a single flap, 1,810mm, or if the escape hole is covered with a double flap, 1,420mm.
(5)In this section—
all bar cut means a cut through parallel opposing bars in a row of meshes.

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392BF Flap requirements

(1)The escape hole must be covered by a rectangular flap attached to the outside of the net.
(2)The flap must consist of 1 panel that—
(a)has a mesh size of no more than—
(i)for a net used to trawl for prawns—50mm; or
(ii)for a net used to trawl for scallops—90mm; and
(b)is at least 3,380mm by 1,320mm; and
(c)does not overlap the escape hole by more than 130mm on either side; and
(d)is not sewn down the outside edges more than 150mm past the trailing edge of the grid; and
(e)is attached, by the longer edge, to the net in front of the leading edge of the escape hole.
(3)Alternatively, the flap may consist of 2 equal-sized panels that—
(a)each have a mesh size of no more than—
(i)for a net used to trawl for prawns—50mm; or
(ii)for a net used to trawl for scallops—90mm; and
(b)are each at least 1,470mm wide; and
(c)do not overlap by more than 380mm along the leading edge of the panels, when each panel is fully stretched; and
(d)are sewn together only along the leading edges of the panels; and
(e)are attached to the net in front of the leading edge of the escape hole.
(4)The trailing edge of a flap must not extend more than 610mm behind the trailing edge of the grid.

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392BG Float requirements

(1)If the escape hole is in the bottom of the net, the following floats must be attached to the grid—
(a)if the grid has a circumference of no more than 3,050mm, at least—
(i)2 small floats; or
(ii)1 medium float;
(b)if the grid has a circumference of more than 3,050mm, at least—
(i)4 small floats; or
(ii)2 medium floats.
(2)Alternatively, the following floats may be attached to the grid—
(a)3 small plastic floats; or
(b)2 medium plastic floats; or
(c)1 large plastic float.
(3)Alternatively, 1 or more floats, with a total buoyancy at least equal to the weight of the recognised TED, may be attached to the grid if—
(a)the buoyancy, expressed in grams or kilograms, of each float is appropriately marked on the float; and
(b)the weight of the recognised TED is appropriately marked on the grid.
(4)In this section—
attached means attached to the top half of the grid—
(a)inside the net and behind the grid; or
(b)outside the net but not attached to a flap.
large plastic float means a float made of hard plastic that is at least 250mm in diameter.
medium float means a float made of ethylene vinyl acetate or polyvinyl chloride that is at least—
(a)222mm long; and
(b)172mm in diameter.
medium plastic float means a float made of hard plastic that is at least 200mm, but less than 250mm, in diameter.
small float means a float made of ethylene vinyl acetate or polyvinyl chloride that is at least—
(a)180mm, but less than 222mm, long; and
(b)147mm, but less than 172mm, in diameter.
small plastic float means a float made of hard plastic that is at least 150mm, but less than 200mm, in diameter.
weight means weight expressed in grams or kilograms.

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392BH Accelerator funnel requirements

(1)The accelerator funnel must be made of mesh of a mesh size of at least 38mm but no more than 50mm.
(2)The accelerator funnel must be installed in the leading edge of the net in front of the recognised TED so that—
(a)the leading edge of the accelerator funnel is attached at least 18 meshes in front of the closest point of the grid; and
(b)the trailing edge of the accelerator funnel does not extend past the bars of the grid.
(3)If the recognised TED has an escape hole in the top of the net, the bottom of the trailing edge of the accelerator funnel must be attached to the bottom of the recognised TED by no more than one-third of the circumference of the trailing edge.
(4)If the recognised TED has an escape hole in the bottom of the net, the top of the trailing edge of the accelerator funnel must be attached to the top of the recognised TED by no more than one-third of the circumference of the trailing edge.
(5)The circumference of the trailing edge of the accelerator funnel must be at least—
(a)for an accelerator funnel with a mesh size of at least 38mm but less than 43mm—100 meshes; or
(b)for an accelerator funnel with a mesh size of at least 43mm but less than 48mm—93 meshes; or
(c)for an accelerator funnel with a mesh size of at least of 48mm but less than 50mm—83 meshes; or
(d)for an accelerator funnel with a mesh size of at least 50mm—80 meshes.

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Part 6 Communication conditions

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392BI Purpose and application of part

This part prescribes additional conditions to which an ‘M1’, ‘M2’, ‘T1’ or ‘T2’ licence is subject.

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392BJ Obligation to nominate communication mode for boat

(1)The licence holder must, by notice to the chief executive, nominate a mode by which the chief executive or an inspector may communicate with the person in control of the boat identified in the licence whenever the person is on the boat.
(2)The mode—
(a)can not be by the use of a radio or vessel tracking equipment; and
(b)must be able to be received on the boat instantaneously after the communication is sent by the chief executive or inspector.

Examples of modes that may be nominated—

a facsimile, mobile phone, radiophone or satellite phone
(3)More than 1 mode may be nominated.
(4)The licence holder may change the nominated mode by giving notice of a new nominated mode to the chief executive.
(5)However, the new nominated mode must not be used until the chief executive has advised the licence holder that the notice of the change has been received by the chief executive.

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392BK Obligation to ensure communication with person in control

The licence holder and the person in control of the boat identified in the licence must take all reasonable steps to ensure the chief executive or an inspector is, whenever the person is on the boat, able to communicate with the person by using a nominated communication mode for the boat.

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Part 7 Effort units

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Division 1 Introduction

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392BL Simplified outline of part

(1)This part provides for the entitlement of effort units and conditions for their transfer.
(2) Divisions 3 and 4 provide for the entitlement of effort units and for working out when they are used.
(3) Divisions 5, 6 and 7 prescribe conditions for the transfer of effort units, provide for the registration of transferred effort units and provide for the entitlement under transferred effort units.
(4) Division 9 provides for usage notices.

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Division 2 General provisions about effort units

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392BM Nature of an effort unit

Each effort unit is—
(a)a quota authority; and
(b)subject to the quota entitlement provided for under division 3.

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392BN Restriction on issue of effort units

The chief executive must not issue effort units.

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Division 3 Effort unit entitlement and use

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392BO Entitlement under effort units

(1)The effort units held by a person authorise the person, in an effort year, to—
(a)if the effort units are effort units that can be used in conjunction with ‘T1’ licences (T1 effort units)—
(i)use, or allow someone else to use, the boat identified in any ‘T1’ licence also held by the person until the effort units have been used; and
(ii)use, or allow someone else to use, each of the boats for 4 additional days (each a steaming day); or
(b)if the effort units are effort units that can be used in conjunction with ‘T2’ licences (T2 effort units)—
(i)use the boat identified in any ‘T2’ licence also held by the person until the effort units have been used; and
(ii)use each of the boats for 4 additional days (each also a steaming day).
(2)However, the entitlement applies only while—
(a)for T1 effort units—the person also holds a ‘T1’ licence that is in force; and
(b)for T2 effort units—the person also holds a ‘T2’ licence that is in force.
(3)The authorisation under this section is subject to division 7.
(4)The authorisation under this section for an effort year—
(a)is the person’s entitlement under the person’s effort units for the year; and
(b)imposes a quota on the entitlement for the effort year.
(5)The entitlement is subject to any relevant prohibitions or restrictions under this regulation, the effort unit or the ‘T1’ licence or ‘T2’ licence.

Examples of relevant restrictions—

restrictions under a fisheries declaration
conditions applying generally to licences with fishery symbols under chapter 6, part 6

s 392BO ins 2019 SL No. 71 s 23

392BP When effort units are used for an effort year

(1)This section provides for when effort units held by a person are used for an effort year.
(2)Effort units are not used until the holder, or anyone else allowed by the holder, has, under section 392BQ, used a boat identified in a ‘T1’ licence or ‘T2’ licence on a fishing day for effort units.
(3)The number of effort units used on the fishing day is worked out by applying the following formula—

Formula

where—
EU means the number of effort units used on the fishing day.
EUCF means the effort unit conversion factor for the boat used.

s 392BP ins 2019 SL No. 71 s 23

392BQ Provisions for working out use of entitlement

(1)This section provides for rules to work out whether a boat has been used on a fishing or steaming day to decide whether the entitlement of the holder of effort units has been used.
(2)The period of each fishing and steaming day for the effort units is from midday to midday.
(3)However, if the holder has given the chief executive notice of 24 hours or more that the period of the days is to be—
(a)from midnight to midnight—the period is from midnight to midnight; or
(b)from 6p.m. to 6p.m.—the period is from 6p.m. to 6p.m.
(4) Subsection (3) (b) applies only if the licence is also an ‘M1’ licence.
(5)If the holder uses the boat in any part of a fishing or steaming day, the holder is taken to have used the boat for the whole of the day.
(6)Despite subsections (3) to (5)—
(a)the use of the boat for the whole or part of the first 12 hours of an effort year is not included in the working out of whether the boat has been used on a fishing or steaming day if—
(i)under subsection (3) (a), the period of the fishing or steaming day is from midnight to midnight; and
(ii)the boat has, in the preceding 12 hours, been used under an east coast trawl fishery symbol; and
(b)the use of the boat for the whole or part of the first 6 hours of an effort year is not included in the working out of whether the boat has been used on a fishing or steaming day if—
(i)under subsection (3) (b), the period of the fishing or steaming day is from 6p.m. to 6p.m.; and
(ii)the boat has, in the preceding 18 hours, been used under an east coast trawl fishery symbol.
(7)The boat is taken to have been used on fishing days for effort units before it is used on steaming days.
(8)In this section—
notice includes a notice given by facsimile, radio or telephone.

s 392BQ ins 2019 SL No. 71 s 23

392BR No carrying forward of unused entitlement

(1)This section applies if, in an effort year, the holder of effort units fishes on fewer days than the total entitlements under the effort units.
(2)The holder is taken, at the end of the effort year, to have used all the entitlements under the effort units held by the holder for the year.

s 392BR ins 2019 SL No. 71 s 23

392BS Content of effort unit certificates

An effort unit certificate must state each of the following—
(a)the name of the person who holds the effort units mentioned in the certificate;
(b)if the holder has T1 effort units—how many of them the holder has;
(c)if the holder has T2 effort units—how many of them the holder has;
(d)if the chief executive has imposed conditions on the effort units—the conditions;
(e)if the chief executive has suspended any of the effort units—
(i)the number of effort units suspended; and
(ii)the period of the suspension.

s 392BS ins 2019 SL No. 71 s 23

392BT Evidentiary provision for effort unit certificate

An effort unit certificate is evidence of—
(a)the number of effort units held when the certificate was—
(i)issued; or
(ii)changed or replaced under section 93 of the repealed 2010 Plan or section 392CI; and
(b)the conditions, if any, imposed on the effort units.

s 392BT ins 2019 SL No. 71 s 23

Division 4 Evidentiary aids for use of entitlement

div hdg ins 2019 SL No. 71 s 23

Subdivision 1 Evidentiary aids for when a fishing or steaming day is used

sdiv hdg ins 2019 SL No. 71 s 23

392BU Location detected or reported

(1)This section applies if the boat identified in a ‘T1’ licence or ‘T2’ licence is detected by vessel tracking equipment or manually reported at any time during a day (the relevant day) within the following area—
(a)for a boat identified in a ‘T1’ licence—
(i)generally—the ‘T1’ area; and
(ii)if the licence also has an ‘M1’ fishery symbol written on it—the ‘M1’ and ‘M2’ area;
(b)for a boat identified in a ‘T2’ licence—the ‘T2’ area.
(2)The detection or manual report is evidence that the licence holder has used the boat for a whole fishing day or steaming day for—
(a)if the licence is a ‘T1’ licence—T1 effort units; or
(b)if the licence is a ‘T2’ licence—T2 effort units.
(3)However, subsection (2) does not apply if—
(a)an exception for this section stated in subdivision 2 applies for the relevant day; or
(b)the licence holder satisfies the chief executive the boat was not used on the relevant day.

s 392BU ins 2019 SL No. 71 s 23

392BV Location not detected or reported

(1)This section applies if at any time during a day (the relevant time)—
(a) section 80 of the Act applied to the use of a boat identified in a ‘T1’ or ‘T2’ licence; and
(b)the boat is not detected by vessel tracking equipment anywhere; and
(c)the boat’s location is not manually reported.
(2)The absence of the detection or manual report is evidence that the boat was used for a whole fishing day or steaming day for—
(a)if the licence is a ‘T1’ licence—T1 effort units; or
(b)if the licence is a ‘T2’ licence—T2 effort units.
(3)However, subsection (2) does not apply if the licence holder satisfies the chief executive that the boat was not being used at the relevant time.

s 392BV ins 2019 SL No. 71 s 23

392BW Particular notice is evidence of unused entitlement

(1)This section applies if the holder of effort units has obtained a written notice from the chief executive stating the amount of unused entitlement under the holder’s effort units for a stated effort year on a stated date.
(2)The notice is evidence of the amount of unused entitlement under the effort units for the stated effort year on the stated date.

s 392BW ins 2019 SL No. 71 s 23

Subdivision 2 Exceptions

sdiv hdg ins 2019 SL No. 71 s 23

392BX Exception—movement only at travelling speed

(1)It is an exception for section 392BU (3) (a) if, during the whole of the day, the boat is detected by vessel tracking equipment or manually reported as—
(a)not having moved; or
(b)having moved at a speed of at least 5 knots.
(2)For subsection (1) (b), if a boat is detected by vessel tracking equipment or manually reported as having moved continuously during a period, the first or last time the boat is detected or manually reported during the period must be disregarded if, at the time, the boat is detected or manually reported as moving at a speed of less than 5 knots.
(3)This section does not limit sections 392BZ and 392CB.

s 392BX ins 2019 SL No. 71 s 23

392BY Exception—minimum boat movement

(1)It is an exception for section 392BU (3) (a) if, during the whole of the day, the boat is detected by vessel tracking equipment or manually reported as—
(a)not having moved; or
(b)having moved no more than the following distance from where the boat was first detected on the day—
(i)if the boat is detected or manually reported as being in the deep water net area during any part of the day—1,000m;
(ii)otherwise—250m.
(2)This section does not limit sections 392BZ and 392CB.

s 392BY ins 2019 SL No. 71 s 23

392BZ Exception—moving boat without fishing

(1)It is an exception for section 392BU (3) (a) if—
(a)the boat is detected by vessel tracking equipment or manually reported as having moved during a day; and
(b)the conditions mentioned in subsection (2) have been complied with.
(2)For subsection (1) (b), the conditions are as follows—
(a)the movement is, or is part of, any of the following journeys—
(i)from a defined port area to another defined port area;
(ii)from a defined port area to a place outside the east coast trawl fishery area;
(iii)from a place outside the east coast trawl fishery area to a defined port area;
(iv)from a place outside the east coast trawl fishery area to another place outside the east coast trawl fishery;
(b)the licence holder or person in control of the boat gave the chief executive notice of the following about the journey before it started—
(i)the date and time it will start;
(ii)the place it will start;
(iii)the proposed destination;
(iv)the estimated date and time of arrival at the destination;
(v)if the movement involves entering or leaving the east coast trawl fishery area—each entry or leaving;
(vi)the reason for the journey;
(c)if any fish taken outside the east coast trawl fishery area are on board the boat—the licence holder or person in control of the boat gave the chief executive notice of the number or weight of each species of permitted fish before the fish were brought into the area;
(d)the journey complies, or substantially complies, with the journey stated in the notice;
(e)during the whole of the journey—
(i)no fish taken by the use of a trawl net in the east coast trawl fishery area are on board the boat; and
(ii) section 80 of the Act is complied with for the boat; and
(iii)all trawl nets on board the boat are stored inboard the boat and are not suspended from a mast or boom.
(3)However, the trawl nets may be suspended from a mast or boom if the journey is from a defined port area to the nearest northerly or southerly defined port area.
(4)The licence holder or person in control may, during the journey, by notice to the chief executive (amendment notice), amend a detail given under subsection (2) (b) (iii), (iv) or (v).
(5)From the giving of the amendment notice, the condition mentioned in subsection (2) (d) is complied with if the rest of the journey complies, or substantially complies, with the notice given under subsection (2) (b), as amended under the amendment notice.

s 392BZ ins 2019 SL No. 71 s 23

392CA Exception—moving boat to test fishing apparatus

(1)It is an exception for section 392BU (3) (a) if—
(a)the boat is detected by vessel tracking equipment or manually reported as having moved during a day; and
(b)the conditions mentioned in subsection (2) have been complied with.
(2)For subsection (1) (b), the conditions are as follows—
(a)the movement is, or is part of, a journey for the sole purpose of testing the operation of fishing apparatus;
(b)the licence holder or person in control of the boat gave, at least 24 hours before the journey, the chief executive notice of the following about the journey—
(i)the date and time it will start;
(ii)the place it will start;
(iii)the proposed destination;
(iv)the estimated date and time of arrival at the destination;
(v)the reason for the journey;
(c)the journey complies, or substantially complies, with the journey stated in the notice;
(d)the destination for the journey is no more than 1n mile from where the journey started;
(e)during the whole of the journey—
(i)no fish are taken by the use of a trawl net in the east coast trawl fishery area; and
(ii)the cod ends of each trawl net on or attached to the boat are open; and
(iii) section 80 of the Act is complied with for the boat.

s 392CA ins 2019 SL No. 71 s 23

392CB Exception—acting exclusively under authority other than an ‘M1’, ‘T1’ or ‘T2’ fishery symbol

(1)It is an exception for section 392BU (3) (a) if—
(a)the boat is detected by vessel tracking equipment or manually reported as having moved during a day; and
(b)the conditions mentioned in subsection (2) have been complied with.
(2)For subsection (1) (b), the conditions are as follows—
(a)the movement is, or is part of, a journey that started from a defined port area;
(b)the licence holder or person in control of the boat gave the chief executive notice of the following about the journey before it started—
(i)the date and time it will start;
(ii)where it will start;
(iii)the proposed destination;
(iv)the estimated date and time of arrival at the destination;
(v)each east coast trawl fishery symbol or other authority, other than an ‘M1’, ‘T1’ or ‘T2’ fishery symbol, under which the boat will be used during the journey;
(vi)the activities for which the boat will be used during the journey;
(vii)the date and time the use of the boat under the east coast trawl fishery symbol or other authority will stop;
(c)the journey complies, or substantially complies, with the journey stated in the notice;
(d)during the whole of the journey—
(i) section 80 of the Act is complied with for the boat; and
(ii)if the boat is being used under an authority that does not permit the use of trawl nets to take fish in the east coast trawl fishery area—there are no trawl nets, or fish taken by the use of a trawl net in the east coast trawl fishery area, on board the boat.
(3)The licence holder or person in control may, during the journey, by notice to the chief executive (amendment notice), amend a detail given under subsection (2) (b) (iii), (iv), (v) or (vi).
(4)From the giving of the amendment notice, the condition mentioned in subsection (2) (c) is complied with if the rest of the journey complies, or substantially complies, with the notice given under subsection (2) (b), as amended under the amendment notice.

s 392CB ins 2019 SL No. 71 s 23

392CC Exception—detection in particular regulated waters

It is an exception for section 392BU (3) (a) if the detection by vessel tracking equipment or manual reporting is within 1 or more of the following—
(a)the southern regional waters in the regulated period under the Fisheries Declaration 2019 , section 87 (2);
(b)the northern regional waters in the regulated period under the Fisheries Declaration 2019 , section 88 (2);
(c)the following regulated waters—
Currumbin Beach
Moreton Bay outside ‘M1’ and ‘M2’ area
Moreton Bay (including The Broadwater)
Maroochy River and ocean foreshores (netting)
Laguna Bay area
Rainbow Beach
Wide Bay Bar
Hook Point to Taleerba Creek, Fraser Island
Hervey Bay (commercial netting)
Gladstone offshore area
Yeppoon offshore area
Keppel Bay near Middle Island Observatory
Swain Reefs
Shoalwater Bay
Grasstree Island area
Pioneer River mouth
Egremont Pass Closure
Refuge Bay on Scawfell Island
Pioneer Bay
Hook Island (fishing)
Bowen to Cairns offshore area
Townsville Harbour and Cleveland Bay
Rollingstone Creek
Townsville to Cape York Peninsula offshore area
Yanks Jetty at Orpheus Island
Herbert River
Hinchinbrook Channel (all nets)
Mission Beach
Etty Bay area
Fitzroy Island–High Island
Mission Bay
Trinity Bay
Yorkeys Knob to Simpson Point
Island Point to the Daintree River
Grave Point to Indian Head
Cape Bedford to Murray Reefs
Cape Flattery to Lookout Point
Lookout Point to Baron Reef
Barrow Point to Bizant River
Marrett River to Rocky River
Rocky River to latitude 13º08.91' south
Round Point to Fly Point near Cape York Peninsula
tip of Cape York Peninsula
latitude 13º08.91' south to Thorpe Point.

s 392CC ins 2019 SL No. 71 s 23

392CD Notices to chief executive under subdivision

(1)This section applies for a notice to the chief executive under this subdivision.
(2)The notice may relate to a continuous period of more than 1 day.
(3)The notice may be given to the chief executive by—
(a)telephone to a telecommunications service provider for the chief executive published on the department’s website; or
(b)using vessel tracking equipment in a way that ensures—
(i)the notice is given to, and received by, the chief executive instantaneously; and
(ii)the chief executive can readily access the information in the notice.
(4)The chief executive may make guidelines for how to give the notice under subsection (3) (b).
(5)The notice is taken to have been given under subsection (3) (b) if, to the extent they are relevant, the guidelines are complied with.

s 392CD ins 2019 SL No. 71 s 23

Division 5 When effort units may or may not be transferred

div hdg ins 2019 SL No. 71 s 23

392CE Purpose of division

This division states, for section 65 (1) of the Act, the circumstances in which effort units may or may not be transferred.

s 392CE ins 2019 SL No. 71 s 23

392CF Only whole effort units may be transferred

A part of an effort unit can not be transferred.

s 392CF ins 2019 SL No. 71 s 23

392CG Eligibility of transferee

(1)A T1 effort unit may be transferred only by an effort unit holder to a ‘T1’ licence holder, other than the transferor.
(2)Subject to section 392CH, a T2 effort unit may be transferred only by an effort unit holder to a ‘T2’ licence holder, other than the transferor.

s 392CG ins 2019 SL No. 71 s 23

392CH Transfer of half of the effort units of ‘T2’ licence to ‘T1’ licence

Half of the effort units for a ‘T2’ licence may be transferred to a ‘T1’ licence only if the ‘T2’ licence holder gives the chief executive notice that the ‘T2’ licence holder surrenders—
(a)the ‘T2’ licence; and
(b)the other half of the ‘T2’ licence holder’s effort units for the ‘T2’ licence.

s 392CH ins 2019 SL No. 71 s 23

Division 6 Applications to register transfer of effort units

div hdg ins 2019 SL No. 71 s 23

392CI Effort unit certificate changes required

If, under section 65B of the Act, an application to transfer an effort unit is registered, the chief executive must give effect to the transfer by changing, cancelling or replacing the transferor’s and transferee’s current effort unit certificates.

s 392CI ins 2019 SL No. 71 s 23

Division 7 Entitlement of transferee under transferred effort units

div hdg ins 2019 SL No. 71 s 23

392CJ Entitlement

(1)The entitlement of the transferee under transferred effort units is the unused entitlement of the transferor under the units immediately before the chief executive registers the transfer under section 65B of the Act.
(2)However, the transferred entitlement only includes an entitlement of the transferor to use a boat on a steaming day if the transferor’s former licence to which the effort units related was also transferred to the transferee.
(3) Subsection (2) does not affect the transferee’s entitlement to use a boat on a steaming day under other effort units.

s 392CJ ins 2019 SL No. 71 s 23

Division 8 Information notice

div hdg ins 2019 SL No. 71 s 23

392CK Notice of decision about effort units

As soon as practicable after making a decision under this part, the chief executive must give each person to whom the decision relates an information notice about the decision.

s 392CK ins 2019 SL No. 71 s 23

Division 9 Usage notices

div hdg ins 2019 SL No. 71 s 23

392CL Chief executive to give usage notice

(1)This section applies if the chief executive becomes aware that the fishing and steaming days for a particular effort year—
(a)have been used; or
(b)are likely to be used in the next month.
(2)The chief executive must immediately give each ‘T1’ licence holder a written notice (a usage notice) stating—
(a)if the fishing and steaming days have been used—
(i)the day the fishing and steaming days were used; and
(ii)the day the regulated period starts under the Fisheries Declaration 2019 , section 92 (3); or
(b)if the fishing and steaming days are likely to be used in the next month—that the fishing and steaming days are likely to be used in the next month.

s 392CL ins 2019 SL No. 71 s 23

392CM Obligations of ‘T1’ licence holders under usage notice

(1)This section prescribes an additional condition to which a ‘T1’ licence is subject.
(2)This section applies if a ‘T1’ licence holder is given a usage notice.
(3)The ‘T1’ licence holder must ensure that every person acting under the licence is aware of the matters mentioned in the notice.
(4) Subsection (5) applies if the usage notice states that the fishing and steaming days are likely to be used in the next month.
(5)A person in control of a relevant boat under the ‘T1’ licence must use the AIVR system, on each day the boat is to be used to take fish under the licence, to obtain the following information before any person starts taking fish from the boat on that day—
(a)whether the fishing and steaming days have been used;
(b)if the person finds out by using the AIVR system that the fishing and steaming days have been used on that day or an earlier day—the day the regulated period will start under the Fisheries Declaration 2019 , section 92 (3).
(6)A person in control of a relevant boat under the ‘T1’ licence complies with subsection (5) if another person obtains the information, in compliance with the subsection, for the person in control of the boat.
(7)In this section—
relevant boat, under a ‘T1’ licence, means a boat that is to be used to take fish under the licence from the reef world heritage area regulated waters.

s 392CM ins 2019 SL No. 71 s 23

Part 8 Boat modification and replacement

pt hdg ins 2019 SL No. 71 s 23

Division 1 Boat modification conditions

div hdg ins 2019 SL No. 71 s 23

392CN Condition for ‘M1’, ‘M2’, ‘T1’ or ‘T2’ licences

(1)This section applies to an ‘M1’, ‘M2’, ‘T1’ or ‘T2’ licence.
(2)Subject to sections 392CP and 392CQ, the licence is subject to the additional condition that the licence holder may modify the boat identified on the licence only if the modification does not change the number of hull units for the boat.

s 392CN ins 2019 SL No. 71 s 23

392CO Condition for other licences

Subject to section 392CR, a ‘T5’, ‘T6’, ‘T7’, ‘T8’ or ‘T9’ licence is subject to an additional condition that the licence holder may modify the boat identified in the licence only if—
(a)the modification does not change the boat’s main engine power or its length; or
(b)the details of the boat recorded on the licence are amended to reflect the modification.

s 392CO ins 2019 SL No. 71 s 23

Division 2 Restrictions on amending licence to modify or replace boat

div hdg ins 2019 SL No. 71 s 23

392CP Restriction for ‘M1’, ‘T1’ or ‘T2’ licences

The chief executive may amend or replace an ‘M1’, ‘T1’ or ‘T2’ licence to allow the boat identified in the licence to be modified or replaced only if the modification or replacement does not result in—
(a)the hull units for the boat being more than 70; or
(b)the boat’s main engine power being more than 300 maximum continuous brake kW.

s 392CP ins 2019 SL No. 71 s 23

392CQ Restriction for ‘M2’ licences

The chief executive may amend or replace an ‘M2’ licence to allow the boat identified in the licence to be modified or replaced only if—
(a)the amendment or replacement does not increase the number of hull units for the boat; or
(b)the licence holder surrenders another ‘M2’ licence.

s 392CQ ins 2019 SL No. 71 s 23

392CR Length restriction for other licences

The chief executive may amend or replace a ‘T5’, ‘T6’, ‘T7’, ‘T8’ or ‘T9’ licence to allow the boat identified in the licence to be modified or replaced only if—
(a)the primary boat identified in the licence is no longer than 14m; and
(b)the modification or replacement of the boat will not result in the boat’s main engine power being more than 300 maximum continuous brake kW.

s 392CR ins 2019 SL No. 71 s 23

Part 9 Specific licence conditions

pt hdg ins 2019 SL No. 71 s 23

Division 1 Specific licence conditions for ‘M1’ licences and ‘M2’ licences

div hdg ins 2019 SL No. 71 s 23

392CS Purpose and application of division

This division—
(a)prescribes additional conditions to which an ‘M1’ licence or ‘M2’ licence is subject; and
(b)applies to a person acting under the licence.

s 392CS ins 2019 SL No. 71 s 23

392CT Area for ‘M1’ and ‘M2’ fishery symbols

The area for the ‘M1’ and ‘M2’ fishery symbols consists of the ‘M1’ and ‘M2’ area.

s 392CT ins 2019 SL No. 71 s 23

392CU Permitted ways of taking permitted fish

(1)Permitted fish may only be taken by using beam trawl nets or otter trawl nets.
(2)A net must not be used unless the net and its use comply with this division.

s 392CU ins 2019 SL No. 71 s 23

392CV Maximum net length

A net must be no longer than—
(a)for a beam trawl net—10m; or
(b)for an otter trawl net—32.5m.

s 392CV ins 2019 SL No. 71 s 23

392CW Minimum and maximum net mesh size

The mesh size of a net must be at least 38mm but no more than 60mm.

s 392CW ins 2019 SL No. 71 s 23

392CX Maximum length of sweeps of net

Each sweep used on a net must be no longer than 3m.

s 392CX ins 2019 SL No. 71 s 23

392CY Covering net

(1)The part of a net within 150 rows of mesh from its drawstring must not be covered with netting material, unless the material has a mesh size of at least 38mm but no more than 60mm.
(2)The bottom half of a net, other than within 150 rows of mesh from its drawstring, must not be completely covered.

s 392CY ins 2019 SL No. 71 s 23

392CZ Use of chains for net

(1)More than 1 line of ground chain and 1 line of tickler chain must not be used across the mouth of each net.
(2)The links of the ground chain must not have a diameter of more than 10mm.
(3)The links of the tickler chain must not have a diameter of more than—
(a)if a ground chain is used—6mm; or
(b)if something else is attached at 1 or more points to the bottom rope of an otter trawl net so that the thing is suspended below the bottom rope when the net is in use—10mm.
(4)The chains must not be used with a weight or an attachment, other than an attachment for joining the chain to the net.

s 392CZ ins 2019 SL No. 71 s 23

392DA Use of more than 1 net

More than 1 net must not be used from the same boat unless the combined length of the nets is no longer than the length for that type of net permitted under section 392CV.

s 392DA ins 2019 SL No. 71 s 23

392DB Restriction on use of crab bag

A crab bag must not be used with a net unless the crab bag is a compliant crab bag.

s 392DB ins 2019 SL No. 71 s 23

392DC Restrictions on use of nets with particular fishing apparatus or attachments

(1)This section applies if a beam, otter board or trawl sled is used with a net.
(2)The net may be used only if—
(a)the trawl shoe of the beam, otter board or trawl sled is flat and smooth; and
(b)no part of the beam, otter board or trawl sled, including anything attached to the beam, otter board or trawl sled, extends below the trawl shoe.

Examples of nets that must not be used—

1a net that uses a trawl sled that has spikes attached to its trawl shoe
2a net that uses a trawl sled that has spikes attached to any part of the trawl sled if the spikes extend below its trawl shoe

s 392DC ins 2019 SL No. 71 s 23

392DD Maximum boat length

A primary boat longer than 14m must not be used.

s 392DD ins 2019 SL No. 71 s 23

392DE Requirement to use BRD

A BRD must be used with a net, other than a try net, used under this division.

s 392DE ins 2019 SL No. 71 s 23

392DF Requirement to use TED

A TED must be used with a net, other than a try net, used under this division.

s 392DF ins 2019 SL No. 71 s 23

392DG Possession of particular fishing apparatus or attachments

(1)A person may possess a beam, otter board or trawl sled used with a net only if—
(a)the trawl shoe of the beam, otter board or trawl sled is flat and smooth; and
(b)no part of the beam, otter board or trawl sled, including anything attached to the beam, otter board or trawl sled, extends below the trawl shoe.

Examples of trawl sleds a person may not possess—

1a trawl sled that has spikes attached to its trawl shoe
2a trawl sled that has spikes attached to any part of the trawl sled if the spikes extend below its trawl shoe
(2)A person must not possess a thing designed to attach to a beam, otter board or trawl sled if the thing, when attached, extends below the trawl shoe of the beam, otter board or trawl sled.

s 392DG ins 2019 SL No. 71 s 23

Division 2 Specific licence conditions for ‘T1’ licences

div hdg ins 2019 SL No. 71 s 23

392DH Purpose and application of division

This division—
(a)prescribes additional conditions to which a ‘T1’ licence is subject; and
(b)applies to a person acting under the licence.

s 392DH ins 2019 SL No. 71 s 23

392DI Area for ‘T1’ fishery symbol

The area for the ‘T1’ fishery symbol consists of the ‘T1’ area.

s 392DI ins 2019 SL No. 71 s 23

392DJ Permitted ways of taking permitted fish

(1)Permitted fish may only be taken by using beam trawl nets or otter trawl nets.
(2)However, scallops may be taken only by using otter trawl nets.
(3)A net must not be used unless—
(a)the net and its use comply with this division; and
(b)its primary purpose is to take principal fish.

s 392DJ ins 2019 SL No. 71 s 23

392DK Maximum net and head rope lengths

(1)In the following areas, a beam trawl net must be no longer than 10m and an otter trawl net must be no longer than 32.5m—
(a)the Comboyuro Point to Caloundra Head area;
(b)the Hervey Bay area;
(c)the Facing Island area;
(d)the Keppel Bay area;
(e)the Repulse Bay area;
(f)the Cleveland Bay area.
(2)A net used in the Laguna Bay area must be no longer than 18.6m and have a head rope no longer than 8m.
(3)A net used in the following waters must be no longer than 39m—
(a)waters within the following boundary—
from latitude 16º51.83' south, longitude 145º54.97' east (Cape Grafton), along the mainland shore to latitude 16º28.93' south, longitude 145º28.00' east (Island Head Point)
to latitude 16º43.75' south, longitude 145º40.71' east (Double Island)
to latitude 16º51.83' south, longitude 145º54.97' east (Cape Grafton);
(b)Etty Bay area regulated waters, within the following boundary—
from latitude 17º30.28' south, longitude 146º04.66' east (Flying Fish Point)
along the shore of Etty Bay to latitude 17º33.33' south, longitude 146º05.42' east
to latitude 17º33.33' south, longitude 146º05.76' east
to latitude 17º33.72' south, longitude 146º05.85' east
to latitude 17º33.72' south, longitude 146º05.61' east
along the shore of Etty Bay to latitude 17º35.47' south, longitude 146º07.62' east (near Mourilyan Harbour)
to latitude 17º30.28' south, longitude 146º04.66' east (Flying Fish Point).
(4)A beam trawl net used in an area other than an area mentioned in subsection (1), (2) or (3) must be no longer than 40m.
(5)An otter trawl net must—
(a)for a net used in the deep water net area—be no longer than 184m; or
(b)for a net used in an area other than the deep water net area or an area mentioned in subsection (1), (2) or (3)—
(i)for the primary purpose of taking principal bugs or scallops—be no longer than 109m; or
(ii)for the primary purpose of taking principal fish, other than principal bugs or scallops—be no longer than 88m.

s 392DK ins 2019 SL No. 71 s 23

392DL Minimum and maximum net mesh size

(1)A net used for the primary purpose of taking principal fish, other than principal bugs or scallops, must have—
(a)for a net used in the following areas—a mesh size of at least 38mm but no more than 60mm—
(i)the Comboyuro Point to Caloundra Head area;
(ii)the Hervey Bay area;
(iii)the Facing Island area;
(iv)the Keppel Bay area;
(v)the Repulse Bay area;
(vi)the Cleveland Bay area;
(vii)the deep water net area; or
(b)for a net used in the Laguna Bay area—a mesh size of at least 28mm; or
(c)for a net used in the east coast trawl fishery area, other than in an area mentioned in paragraph (a) or (b)—
(i)a mesh size of at least 43mm but no more than 60mm; and
(ii)a cod end with a mesh size of at least 38mm and no more than 150 rows of mesh from the drawstring.
(2)A net used for the primary purpose of taking principal bugs or scallops must have a mesh size of at least 75mm.

s 392DL ins 2019 SL No. 71 s 23

392DM Maximum length of sweeps of net

(1)This section does not apply to the Laguna Bay area.
(2)Each sweep used on a net must be no longer than—
(a)if the net is used in the Hervey Bay area—3m; or
(b)if the net is used in any other waters—10m.

s 392DM ins 2019 SL No. 71 s 23

392DN Covering net

(1)The part of a net within 150 rows of mesh from its drawstring must not be covered with netting material, unless the material has a mesh size of at least 38mm but no more than 60mm.
(2)The bottom half of a net, other than within 150 rows of mesh from its drawstring, must not be completely covered.

s 392DN ins 2019 SL No. 71 s 23

392DO Use of chains for net

(1)More than 1 line of ground chain and 1 line of tickler chain must not be used across the mouth of each net.
(2)The links of the ground chain must not have a diameter of more than—
(a)if the net is used in the deep water net area—12mm; or
(b)if the net is used in any other waters—10mm.
(3)The links of the tickler chain must not have a diameter of more than—
(a)if a ground chain is used—6mm; or
(b)if something else is attached at 1 or more points to the bottom rope of the net so that the thing is suspended below the bottom rope when the net is in use—10mm.
(4)The chains must not be used with a weight or an attachment, other than an attachment for joining the chain to the net.

s 392DO ins 2019 SL No. 71 s 23

392DP Use of more than 1 net or head rope

More than 1 net or more than 1 head rope must not be used from the same boat unless the combined length of the nets or head ropes is no longer than the length for that type of net or head rope permitted under section 392DK.

s 392DP ins 2019 SL No. 71 s 23

392DQ Restriction on use of crab bag

A crab bag must not be used with a net unless the crab bag is a compliant crab bag.

s 392DQ ins 2019 SL No. 71 s 23

392DR Restrictions on use of nets with particular fishing apparatus or attachments

(1)This section applies if a beam, otter board or trawl sled is used with a net.
(2)The net may be used only if—
(a)the trawl shoe of the beam, otter board or trawl sled is flat and smooth; and
(b)no part of the beam, otter board or trawl sled, including anything attached to the beam, otter board or trawl sled, extends below the trawl shoe.

Examples of nets that must not be used—

1a net that uses a trawl sled that has spikes attached to its trawl shoe
2a net that uses a trawl sled that has spikes attached to any part of the trawl sled if the spikes extend below its trawl shoe

s 392DR ins 2019 SL No. 71 s 23

392DS Maximum boat length

A primary boat longer than 20m must not be used.

s 392DS ins 2019 SL No. 71 s 23

392DT Requirement to use BRD

A BRD must be used with a net, other than a try net, used under this division.

s 392DT ins 2019 SL No. 71 s 23

392DU Requirement to use TED

A TED must be used with a net, other than a try net, used under this division.

s 392DU ins 2019 SL No. 71 s 23

392DV Possession of particular fishing apparatus or attachments

(1)A person may possess a beam, otter board or trawl sled used with a net only if—
(a)the trawl shoe of the beam, otter board or trawl sled is flat and smooth; and
(b)no part of the beam, otter board or trawl sled, including anything attached to the beam, otter board or trawl sled, extends below the trawl shoe.

Examples of trawl sleds a person may not possess—

1a trawl sled that has spikes attached to its trawl shoe
2a trawl sled that has spikes attached to any part of the trawl sled if the spikes extend below its trawl shoe
(2)A person must not possess a thing designed to attach to a beam, otter board or trawl sled if the thing, when attached, extends below the trawl shoe of the beam, otter board or trawl sled.

s 392DV ins 2019 SL No. 71 s 23

Division 3 Specific licence conditions for ‘T2’ licences

div hdg ins 2019 SL No. 71 s 23

392DW Purpose and application of division

This division—
(a)prescribes additional conditions to which a ‘T2’ licence is subject; and
(b)applies to a person acting under the licence.

s 392DW ins 2019 SL No. 71 s 23

392DX Area for ‘T2’ fishery symbol

The area for the ‘T2’ fishery symbol consists of the ‘T2’ area.

s 392DX ins 2019 SL No. 71 s 23

392DY Permitted ways of taking permitted fish

(1)Permitted fish may only be taken by using otter trawl nets.
(2)A net must not be used unless the net and its use comply with this division.

s 392DY ins 2019 SL No. 71 s 23

392DZ Maximum net length

(1)A net used in the deep water net area must be no longer than 184m.
(2)A net used in an area other than the deep water net area—
(a)for the primary purpose of taking principal bugs or scallops—must be no longer than 109m; or
(b)for the primary purpose of taking permitted fish, other than principal bugs or scallops—must be no longer than 88m.

s 392DZ ins 2019 SL No. 71 s 23

392EA Minimum and maximum net mesh size

(1)A net used for the primary purpose of taking permitted fish, other than principal bugs or scallops, must—
(a)have a mesh size of at least 43mm but no more than 60mm; and
(b)have a cod end with a mesh size of at least 38mm and no more than 150 rows of mesh from the drawstring.
(2)A net used for the primary purpose of taking principal bugs or scallops must have a mesh size of at least 75mm.

s 392EA ins 2019 SL No. 71 s 23

392EB Maximum length of sweeps of net

Each sweep used on a net must be no longer than 10m.

s 392EB ins 2019 SL No. 71 s 23

392EC Covering net

(1)The part of a net within 150 rows of mesh from its drawstring must not be covered with netting material, unless the material has a mesh size of—
(a)if the net is used for the primary purpose of taking scallops or principal bugs—at least 75mm; or
(b)if the net is used for the primary purpose of taking permitted fish, other than scallops or principal bugs—at least 38mm but no more than 60mm.
(2)The bottom half of a net, other than within 150 rows of mesh from its drawstring, must not be completely covered.

s 392EC ins 2019 SL No. 71 s 23

392ED Use of chains for net

(1)More than 1 line of ground chain and 1 line of tickler chain must not be used across the mouth of each net.
(2)The links of the ground chain must not have a diameter of more than—
(a)if the net is used in the deep water net area—12mm; or
(b)if the net is used in any other waters—10mm.
(3)The links of the tickler chain must not have a diameter of more than—
(a)if a ground chain is used—6mm; or
(b)if something else is attached at 1 or more points to the bottom rope of the net so that the thing is suspended below the bottom rope when the net is in use—10mm.
(4)The chains must not be used with a weight or an attachment, other than an attachment for joining the chain to the net.

s 392ED ins 2019 SL No. 71 s 23

392EE Use of more than 1 net

More than 1 net must not be used from the same boat unless the combined length of the nets is no longer than the length permitted under section 392DZ for a net.

s 392EE ins 2019 SL No. 71 s 23

392EF Restriction on use of crab bag

A crab bag must not be used with a net unless the crab bag is a compliant crab bag.

s 392EF ins 2019 SL No. 71 s 23

392EG Restrictions on use of nets with particular fishing apparatus or attachments

(1)This section applies if a beam, otter board or trawl sled is used with a net.
(2)The net may be used only if—
(a)the trawl shoe of the beam, otter board or trawl sled is flat and smooth; and
(b)no part of the beam, otter board or trawl sled, including anything attached to the beam, otter board or trawl sled, extends below the trawl shoe.

Examples of nets that must not be used—

1a net that uses a trawl sled that has spikes attached to its trawl shoe
2a net that uses a trawl sled that has spikes attached to any part of the trawl sled if the spikes extend below its trawl shoe

s 392EG ins 2019 SL No. 71 s 23

392EH Maximum boat length

A primary boat longer than 20m must not be used.

s 392EH ins 2019 SL No. 71 s 23

392EI Requirement to use BRD

A BRD must be used with a net, other than a try net, used under this division.

s 392EI ins 2019 SL No. 71 s 23

392EJ Requirement to use TED

A TED must be used with a net, other than a try net, used under this division.

s 392EJ ins 2019 SL No. 71 s 23

392EK Possession of particular fishing apparatus or attachments

(1)A person may possess a beam, otter board or trawl sled used with a net only if—
(a)the trawl shoe of the beam, otter board or trawl sled is flat and smooth; and
(b)no part of the beam, otter board or trawl sled, including anything attached to the beam, otter board or trawl sled, extends below the trawl shoe.

Examples of trawl sleds a person may not possess—

1a trawl sled that has spikes attached to its trawl shoe
2a trawl sled that has spikes attached to any part of the trawl sled if the spikes extend below its trawl shoe
(2)A person must not possess a thing designed to attach to a beam, otter board or trawl sled if the thing, when attached, extends below the trawl shoe of the beam, otter board or trawl sled.

s 392EK ins 2019 SL No. 71 s 23

Division 4 Specific licence conditions for ‘T5’ licences

div hdg ins 2019 SL No. 71 s 23

392EL Purpose and application of division

This division—
(a)prescribes additional conditions to which a ‘T5’ licence is subject; and
(b)applies to a person acting under the licence.

s 392EL ins 2019 SL No. 71 s 23

392EM Area for ‘T5’ fishery symbol

The area for the ‘T5’ fishery symbol consists of all tidal waters of the following—
(a)the Brisbane River–Victoria Bridge to Juno Point area;
(b)the Brisbane River mouth area–north;
(c)the Brisbane River mouth area–south;
(d)the Noosa River and lakes connected to the Noosa River;
(e)the Laguna Bay area;
(f)the Logan River area;
(g)other rivers or creeks south of Double Island Point.

s 392EM ins 2019 SL No. 71 s 23

392EN Permitted ways of taking permitted fish

(1)Permitted fish may only be taken by using—
(a)in the Laguna Bay area—otter trawl nets; or
(b)in any other waters—beam trawl nets.
(2)A net must not be used unless the net and its use comply with this division.

s 392EN ins 2019 SL No. 71 s 23

392EO Maximum net and head rope lengths

(1)A beam trawl net used in the following areas must be no longer than 5m—
(a)the Brisbane River–Victoria Bridge to Juno Point area;
(b)the Brisbane River mouth area–north;
(c)the Brisbane River mouth area–south;
(d)the Noosa River and lakes connected to the Noosa River;
(e)the Logan River area;
(f)other rivers or creeks south of Double Island Point.
(2)An otter trawl net used in the Laguna Bay area must be no longer than 18.6m and have a head rope no longer than 8m.

s 392EO ins 2019 SL No. 71 s 23

392EP Minimum and maximum net mesh size

(1)A net must have a mesh size of at least 28mm.
(2)A net, other than a net used in the Noosa River and lakes connected to it or in the Laguna Bay area, must have a cod end with a mesh size of at least 25mm and no more than 100 rows of mesh.

s 392EP ins 2019 SL No. 71 s 23

392EQ Covering net

(1)The part of a net within 100 rows of mesh from its drawstring must not be covered with netting material, unless the material has a mesh size of at least 28mm.
(2)The bottom half of a net, other than within 100 rows of mesh from its drawstring, must not be completely covered.

s 392EQ ins 2019 SL No. 71 s 23

392ER Use of more than 1 net or head rope

More than 1 net or more than 1 head rope must not be used from the same boat unless the combined length of the nets or head ropes is no longer than the length for that type of net or head rope permitted under section 392EO.

s 392ER ins 2019 SL No. 71 s 23

392ES Restrictions on use of nets with particular fishing apparatus or attachments

(1)This section applies if a beam, otter board or trawl sled is used with a net.
(2)The net may be used only if—
(a)the trawl shoe of the beam, otter board or trawl sled is flat and smooth; and
(b)no part of the beam, otter board or trawl sled, including anything attached to the beam, otter board or trawl sled, extends below the trawl shoe.

Examples of nets that must not be used—

1a net that uses a trawl sled that has spikes attached to its trawl shoe
2a net that uses a trawl sled that has spikes attached to any part of the trawl sled if the spikes extend below its trawl shoe

s 392ES ins 2019 SL No. 71 s 23

392ET Maximum boat length

A primary boat longer than 9m must not be used.

s 392ET ins 2019 SL No. 71 s 23

392EU Requirement to use BRD

A BRD must be used with a net used under this division.

s 392EU ins 2019 SL No. 71 s 23

392EV Requirement to use TED in Laguna Bay area

A TED must be used with a net used under this division in the Laguna Bay area.

s 392EV ins 2019 SL No. 71 s 23

392EW Possession of particular fishing apparatus or attachments

(1)A person may possess a beam, otter board or trawl sled used with a net only if—
(a)the trawl shoe of the beam, otter board or trawl sled is flat and smooth; and
(b)no part of the beam, otter board or trawl sled, including anything attached to the beam, otter board or trawl sled, extends below the trawl shoe.

Examples of trawl sleds a person may not possess—

1a trawl sled that has spikes attached to its trawl shoe
2a trawl sled that has spikes attached to any part of the trawl sled if the spikes extend below its trawl shoe
(2)A person must not possess a thing designed to attach to a beam, otter board or trawl sled if the thing, when attached, extends below the trawl shoe of the beam, otter board or trawl sled.

s 392EW ins 2019 SL No. 71 s 23

Division 5 Specific licence conditions for ‘T6’ licences

div hdg ins 2019 SL No. 71 s 23

392EX Purpose and application of division

This division—
(a)prescribes additional conditions to which a ‘T6’ licence is subject; and
(b)applies to a person acting under the licence.

s 392EX ins 2019 SL No. 71 s 23

392EY Area for ‘T6’ fishery symbol

The area for the ‘T6’ fishery symbol consists of all tidal waters of the following—
(a)the Great Sandy Strait area;
(b)the Hervey Bay area;
(c)rivers and creeks between Double Island Point and the northern bank of the Burrum River.

s 392EY ins 2019 SL No. 71 s 23

392EZ Permitted ways of taking permitted fish

(1)Permitted fish may only be taken by using beam trawl nets.
(2)A net must not be used unless the net and its use comply with this division.

s 392EZ ins 2019 SL No. 71 s 23

392FA Maximum net length

(1)A net used in the Great Sandy Strait area or a river or creek must be no longer than 5m.
(2)A net used in the Hervey Bay area must be no longer than 10m.

s 392FA ins 2019 SL No. 71 s 23

392FB Minimum and maximum net mesh size

(1)A net used in the Great Sandy Strait area or a river or creek must have a mesh size of at least 28mm.
(2)A net used in the Hervey Bay area must have a mesh size of at least 38mm but no more than 60mm.
(3)A net, other than a net used in the Hervey Bay area, must have a cod end with a mesh size of at least 25mm and no more than 100 rows of mesh.

s 392FB ins 2019 SL No. 71 s 23

392FC Covering net

(1)The part of a net within 100 rows of mesh from its drawstring must not be covered with netting material, unless the material has a mesh size of—
(a)if the net is used in the Great Sandy Strait area or a river or creek—at least 28mm; or
(b)if the net is used in the Hervey Bay area—at least 38mm but no more than 60mm.
(2)The bottom half of a net, other than within 100 rows of mesh from its drawstring, must not be completely covered.

s 392FC ins 2019 SL No. 71 s 23

392FD Use of more than 1 net

More than 1 net must not be used from the same boat unless the combined length of the nets is no longer than the length permitted under section 392FA for a net.

s 392FD ins 2019 SL No. 71 s 23

392FE Restrictions on use of nets with particular fishing apparatus or attachments

(1)This section applies if a beam, otter board or trawl sled is used with a net.
(2)The net may be used only if—
(a)the trawl shoe of the beam, otter board or trawl sled is flat and smooth; and
(b)no part of the beam, otter board or trawl sled, including anything attached to the beam, otter board or trawl sled, extends below the trawl shoe.

Examples of nets that must not be used—

1a net that uses a trawl sled that has spikes attached to its trawl shoe
2a net that uses a trawl sled that has spikes attached to any part of the trawl sled if the spikes extend below its trawl shoe

s 392FE ins 2019 SL No. 71 s 23

392FF Maximum boat length

A primary boat longer than 9m must not be used.

s 392FF ins 2019 SL No. 71 s 23

392FG Requirement to use BRD

A BRD must be used with a net used under this division.

s 392FG ins 2019 SL No. 71 s 23

392FH Requirement to use TED other than in river or creek

A TED must be used with a net used under this division, other than in a river or creek.

s 392FH ins 2019 SL No. 71 s 23

392FI Possession of particular fishing apparatus or attachments

(1)A person may possess a beam, otter board or trawl sled used with a net only if—
(a)the trawl shoe of the beam, otter board or trawl sled is flat and smooth; and
(b)no part of the beam, otter board or trawl sled, including anything attached to the beam, otter board or trawl sled, extends below the trawl shoe.

Examples of trawl sleds a person may not possess—

1a trawl sled that has spikes attached to its trawl shoe
2a trawl sled that has spikes attached to any part of the trawl sled if the spikes extend below its trawl shoe
(2)A person must not possess a thing designed to attach to a beam, otter board or trawl sled if the thing, when attached, extends below the trawl shoe of the beam, otter board or trawl sled.

s 392FI ins 2019 SL No. 71 s 23

Division 6 Specific licence conditions for ‘T7’ licences

div hdg ins 2019 SL No. 71 s 23

392FJ Purpose and application of division

This division—
(a)prescribes additional conditions to which a ‘T7’ licence is subject; and
(b)applies to a person acting under the licence.

s 392FJ ins 2019 SL No. 71 s 23

392FK Area for ‘T7’ fishery symbol

The area for the ‘T7’ fishery symbol consists of all tidal waters of rivers and creeks between the northern bank of the Burrum River and Richards Point (Rodds Peninsula).

s 392FK ins 2019 SL No. 71 s 23

392FL Permitted ways of taking permitted fish

(1)Permitted fish may only be taken by using beam trawl nets.
(2)A net must not be used unless the net and its use comply with this division.

s 392FL ins 2019 SL No. 71 s 23

392FM Maximum net length

A net must be no longer than 5m.

s 392FM ins 2019 SL No. 71 s 23

392FN Minimum and maximum net mesh size

(1)A net must have a mesh size of at least 28mm.
(2)A net must have a cod end with a mesh size of at least 25mm and no more than 100 rows of mesh.

s 392FN ins 2019 SL No. 71 s 23

392FO Covering net

(1)The part of a net within 100 rows of mesh from its drawstring must not be covered with netting material, unless the material has a mesh size of at least 28mm.
(2)The bottom half of a net, other than within 100 rows of mesh from its drawstring, must not be completely covered.

s 392FO ins 2019 SL No. 71 s 23

392FP Use of more than 1 net

More than 1 net must not be used from the same boat unless the combined length of the nets is no longer than 5m.

s 392FP ins 2019 SL No. 71 s 23

392FQ Restrictions on use of nets with particular fishing apparatus or attachments

(1)This section applies if a beam, otter board or trawl sled is used with a net.
(2)The net may be used only if—
(a)the trawl shoe of the beam, otter board or trawl sled is flat and smooth; and
(b)no part of the beam, otter board or trawl sled, including anything attached to the beam, otter board or trawl sled, extends below the trawl shoe.

Examples of nets that must not be used—

1a net that uses a trawl sled that has spikes attached to its trawl shoe
2a net that uses a trawl sled that has spikes attached to any part of the trawl sled if the spikes extend below its trawl shoe

s 392FQ ins 2019 SL No. 71 s 23

392FR Maximum boat length

A primary boat longer than 9m must not be used.

s 392FR ins 2019 SL No. 71 s 23

392FS Requirement to use BRD

A BRD must be used with a net used under this division.

s 392FS ins 2019 SL No. 71 s 23

392FT Possession of particular fishing apparatus or attachments

(1)A person may possess a beam, otter board or trawl sled used with a net only if—
(a)the trawl shoe of the beam, otter board or trawl sled is flat and smooth; and
(b)no part of the beam, otter board or trawl sled, including anything attached to the beam, otter board or trawl sled, extends below the trawl shoe.

Examples of trawl sleds a person may not possess—

1a trawl sled that has spikes attached to its trawl shoe
2a trawl sled that has spikes attached to any part of the trawl sled if the spikes extend below its trawl shoe
(2)A person must not possess a thing designed to attach to a beam, otter board or trawl sled if the thing, when attached, extends below the trawl shoe of the beam, otter board or trawl sled.

s 392FT ins 2019 SL No. 71 s 23

Division 7 Specific licence conditions for ‘T8’ licences

div hdg ins 2019 SL No. 71 s 23

392FU Purpose and application of division

This division—
(a)prescribes additional conditions to which a ‘T8’ licence is subject; and
(b)applies to a person acting under the licence.

s 392FU ins 2019 SL No. 71 s 23

392FV Area for ‘T8’ fishery symbol

The area for the ‘T8’ fishery symbol consists of all tidal waters of the following—
(a)the Facing Island area;
(b)the Keppel Bay area;
(c)the Fitzroy River mouth area;
(d)rivers and creeks between Richards Point (Rodds Peninsula) and Reef Point, south of Townshend Island.

s 392FV ins 2019 SL No. 71 s 23

392FW Permitted ways of taking permitted fish

(1)Permitted fish may only be taken by using beam trawl nets.
(2)A net must not be used unless the net and its use comply with this division.

s 392FW ins 2019 SL No. 71 s 23

392FX Maximum net length

(1)A net used in the Fitzroy River mouth area or a river or creek must be no longer than 5m.
(2)A net used in the Facing Island area or the Keppel Bay area must be no longer than 10m.

s 392FX ins 2019 SL No. 71 s 23

392FY Minimum and maximum net mesh size

(1)A net used in a river or creek must have a mesh size of at least 28mm.
(2)A net used in the Fitzroy River mouth area must have a mesh size of at least 31mm.
(3)A net used in the Facing Island area or the Keppel Bay area must have a mesh size of at least 38mm but no more than 60mm.
(4)A net used in a river or creek must have a cod end with a mesh size of at least 25mm and no more than 100 rows of mesh.

s 392FY ins 2019 SL No. 71 s 23

392FZ Covering net

(1)The part of a net within 100 rows of mesh from its drawstring must not be covered with netting material, unless the material has a mesh size of—
(a)if the net is used in a river or creek—at least 28mm; or
(b)if the net is used in the Fitzroy River mouth area—at least 31mm; or
(c)if the net is used in the Facing Island area or the Keppel Bay area—at least 38mm but no more than 60mm.
(2)The bottom half of a net, other than within 100 rows of mesh from its drawstring, must not be completely covered.

s 392FZ ins 2019 SL No. 71 s 23

392GA Use of more than 1 net

More than 1 net must not be used from the same boat unless the combined length of the nets is no longer than the length permitted under section 392FX for a net.

s 392GA ins 2019 SL No. 71 s 23

392GB Restrictions on use of nets with particular fishing apparatus or attachments

(1)This section applies if a beam, otter board or trawl sled is used with a net.
(2)The net may be used only if—
(a)the trawl shoe of the beam, otter board or trawl sled is flat and smooth; and
(b)no part of the beam, otter board or trawl sled, including anything attached to the beam, otter board or trawl sled, extends below the trawl shoe.

Examples of nets that must not be used—

1a net that uses a trawl sled that has spikes attached to its trawl shoe
2a net that uses a trawl sled that has spikes attached to any part of the trawl sled if the spikes extend below its trawl shoe

s 392GB ins 2019 SL No. 71 s 23

392GC Maximum boat length

A primary boat longer than 9m must not be used.

s 392GC ins 2019 SL No. 71 s 23

392GD Requirement to use BRD

A BRD must be used with a net used under this division.

s 392GD ins 2019 SL No. 71 s 23

392GE Requirement to use TED other than in river or creek

A TED must be used with a net used under this division, other than in a river or creek.

s 392GE ins 2019 SL No. 71 s 23

392GF Possession of particular fishing apparatus or attachments

(1)A person may possess a beam, otter board or trawl sled used with a net only if—
(a)the trawl shoe of the beam, otter board or trawl sled is flat and smooth; and
(b)no part of the beam, otter board or trawl sled, including anything attached to the beam, otter board or trawl sled, extends below the trawl shoe.

Examples of trawl sleds a person may not possess—

1a trawl sled that has spikes attached to its trawl shoe
2a trawl sled that has spikes attached to any part of the trawl sled if the spikes extend below its trawl shoe
(2)A person must not possess a thing designed to attach to a beam, otter board or trawl sled if the thing, when attached, extends below the trawl shoe of the beam, otter board or trawl sled.

s 392GF ins 2019 SL No. 71 s 23

Division 8 Specific licence conditions for ‘T9’ licences

div hdg ins 2019 SL No. 71 s 23

392GG Purpose and application of division

This division—
(a)prescribes additional conditions to which a ‘T9’ licence is subject; and
(b)applies to a person acting under the licence.

s 392GG ins 2019 SL No. 71 s 23

392GH Area for ‘T9’ fishery symbol

The area for the ‘T9’ fishery symbol consists of all tidal waters of the following—
(a)the Llewellyn Bay area;
(b)the Repulse Bay area;
(c)the Sinclair Bay area;
(d)the Cleveland Bay area;
(e)rivers and creeks that are part of the east coast trawl fishery area between Reef Point, south of Townshend Island, and the northern tip of Cape York Peninsula.

s 392GH ins 2019 SL No. 71 s 23

392GI Permitted ways of taking permitted fish

(1)Permitted fish may only be taken by using beam trawl nets.
(2)A net must not be used unless the net and its use comply with this division.

s 392GI ins 2019 SL No. 71 s 23

392GJ Maximum net length

(1)A net used in a river or creek must be no longer than 5m.
(2)A net used other than in a river or creek must be no longer than 10m.

s 392GJ ins 2019 SL No. 71 s 23

392GK Minimum and maximum net mesh size

(1)A net used in a river or creek must have a mesh size of at least 28mm.
(2)A net used other than in a river or creek must have a mesh size of at least 38mm but no more than 60mm.
(3)A net used in a river or creek must have a cod end with a mesh size of at least 25mm and no more than 100 rows of mesh.

s 392GK ins 2019 SL No. 71 s 23

392GL Covering net

(1)The part of a net within 100 rows of mesh from its drawstring must not be covered with netting material, unless the material has a mesh size of—
(a)if the net is used in a river or creek—at least 28mm; or
(b)if the net is used other than in a river or creek—at least 38mm but no more than 60mm.
(2)The bottom half of a net, other than within 100 rows of mesh from its drawstring, must not be completely covered.

s 392GL ins 2019 SL No. 71 s 23

392GM Use of more than 1 net

More than 1 net must not be used from the same boat unless the combined length of the nets is no longer than the length permitted under section 392GJ for a net.

s 392GM ins 2019 SL No. 71 s 23

392GN Restrictions on use of nets with particular fishing apparatus or attachments

(1)This section applies if a beam, otter board or trawl sled is used with a net.
(2)The net may be used only if—
(a)the trawl shoe of the beam, otter board or trawl sled is flat and smooth; and
(b)no part of the beam, otter board or trawl sled, including anything attached to the beam, otter board or trawl sled, extends below the trawl shoe.

Examples of nets that must not be used—

1a net that uses a trawl sled that has spikes attached to its trawl shoe
2a net that uses a trawl sled that has spikes attached to any part of the trawl sled if the spikes extend below its trawl shoe

s 392GN ins 2019 SL No. 71 s 23

392GO Maximum boat length

A primary boat longer than 9m must not be used.

s 392GO ins 2019 SL No. 71 s 23

392GP Requirement to use BRD

A BRD must be used with a net used under this division.

s 392GP ins 2019 SL No. 71 s 23

392GQ Requirement to use TED other than in river or creek

(1)A TED must be used with a net used under this division, other than in a river or creek.
(2)However, a net used under this division may be used without a TED if—
(a)the boat from which the net is used—
(i)is no longer than 6.7m; and
(ii)has an outboard engine with no more than 90kW of power; and
(b)the net—
(i)is used in water shallower than 3m; and
(ii)remains in the water for no more than 25 minutes; and
(iii)is used only by hand, without any equipment to assist in its use.

s 392GQ ins 2019 SL No. 71 s 23

392GR Possession of particular fishing apparatus or attachments

(1)A person may possess a beam, otter board or trawl sled used with a net only if—
(a)the trawl shoe of the beam, otter board or trawl sled is flat and smooth; and
(b)no part of the beam, otter board or trawl sled, including anything attached to the beam, otter board or trawl sled, extends below the trawl shoe.

Examples of trawl sleds a person may not possess—

1a trawl sled that has spikes attached to its trawl shoe
2a trawl sled that has spikes attached to any part of the trawl sled if the spikes extend below its trawl shoe
(2)A person must not possess a thing designed to attach to a beam, otter board or trawl sled if the thing, when attached, extends below the trawl shoe of the beam, otter board or trawl sled.

s 392GR ins 2019 SL No. 71 s 23

Part 10 Additional licence conditions

pt hdg ins 2019 SL No. 71 s 23

392GS Restrictions on processing scallops on commercial fishing boat

(1)This section prescribes additional conditions to which a ‘T1’ licence is subject.
(2)This section applies to the extent that processing a scallop involves more than sorting the scallop or removing half of the shell of the scallop.
(3)A person (the processor) may process a scallop on a commercial fishing boat used under the licence only if—
(a)the processing takes place in waters mentioned in schedule 10D; and
(b)the person in control of the boat is a commercial fisher; and
(c)the processor is—
(i)a commercial fisher or assistant fisher; or
(ii)the ‘T1’ licence holder.

s 392GS ins 2019 SL No. 71 s 23

Chapter 8 Commercial line fisheries

Part 1 Line fishery (other than Great Barrier Reef region) (‘L1’)

393What is the line fishery (other than Great Barrier Reef region)

The line fishery (other than Great Barrier Reef region) is activities by way of fishing—
(a)in the fishery area mentioned in section 395; and
(b)under the authorisations and conditions stated in this part.

394Fishery symbol

The fishery symbol for the fishery is ‘L1’.

Note—

See also section 591D (a).

s 394 amd 2015 SL No. 12 s 16

395Fishery area

The fishery area consists of the area of tidal waters south of latitude 24º30' south.

s 395 amd 2016 SL No. 74 s 3 sch 1

396What fish may be taken

Fin fish, other than spanish mackerel or regulated coral reef fin fish, may be taken under the licence.

397Permitted ways of taking fin fish

(1)Fin fish may only be taken by using fishing lines.
(2)A person must not use more than 3 fishing lines at a time.
(3)The total number of hooks or lures attached to the lines must not be more than 6.

Example—

A person might use—
(a)1 fishing line with 6 hooks attached to it; or
(b)3 fishing lines with 1 lure attached to 2 of the lines and 4 hooks attached to the other line.

398Use of primary boats

A primary boat must not be longer than 20m.

399Use of tender boats

A tender boat must not be used more than 5n miles from its primary boat.

400Permitted distance for an assistant fisher to be under direction

If a commercial fisher and an assistant fisher are on separate commercial fishing boats, the permitted distance for the assistant fisher to be under direction of the commercial fisher is 5n miles.

400A [Repealed]

s 400A ins 2018 SL No. 179 s 5

om 2019 SL No. 71 s 59 sch 1

Part 2 Line fishery (reef) (‘L2’, ‘L3’)

401What is the line fishery (reef)

The line fishery (reef) is activities by way of fishing—
(a)in the fishery area mentioned in section 403; and
(b)under the authorisations and conditions stated in this part.

402Fishery symbols

The fishery symbols for the fishery are ‘L2’ or ‘L3’.

Note—

See also section 591D (b).

s 402 amd 2015 SL No. 12 s 17

403Fishery area

The fishery area consists of the area of all tidal waters within the following boundary—
from the northern tip of Cape York along latitude 10º41' south, to longitude 145º east
to latitude 13º south, longitude 145º east
to latitude 15º south, longitude 146º east
to latitude 17º30' south, longitude 147º east
to latitude 21º south, longitude 152º55' east
to latitude 24º30' south, longitude 154º east
along latitude 24º30' south to the mainland shore
along the shore to the northern tip of Cape York at latitude 10º41' south.

s 403 amd 2016 SL No. 74 s 3 sch 1

404What fish may be taken

Fin fish, other than barramundi, spanish mackerel or regulated coral reef fin fish, may be taken under the licence.

405Permitted ways of taking fin fish

(1)Fin fish may only be taken by using fishing lines.
(2)A person must not use more than 3 fishing lines at a time.
(3)The total number of hooks or lures attached to the lines must not be more than 6.

Example—

A person might use—
(a)1 fishing line with 6 hooks attached to it; or
(b)3 fishing lines with 1 lure attached to 2 of the lines and 4 hooks attached to the other line.

406Use of primary boats

A primary boat must not be longer than 20m.

407Use of tender boats

(1)A tender boat must not be used further than 5n miles from its primary boat.
(2) Subsection (1) does not apply if the tender boat and its primary boat are located on the same reef.

408Permitted distance for an assistant fisher to be under direction

(1)If a commercial fisher and an assistant fisher are on separate commercial fishing boats, the permitted distance for the assistant fisher to be under direction of the commercial fisher is 5n miles.
(2)However, any distance is permitted if the boats are located on the same reef.

408A [Repealed]

s 408A ins 2018 SL No. 179 s 6

om 2019 SL No. 71 s 59 sch 1

Part 3 Line fishery (Gulf of Carpentaria—spanish mackerel and other fin fish) (‘L4’)

pt hdg amd 2009 SL No. 61 s 23

409What is the line fishery (Gulf of Carpentaria—spanish mackerel and other fin fish)

The line fishery (Gulf of Carpentaria—spanish mackerel and other fin fish) is activities by way of fishing—
(a)in the fishery area mentioned in section 411; and
(b)under the authorisations and conditions stated in this part.

s 409 amd 2009 SL No. 61 s 24

410Fishery symbol

The fishery symbol for the fishery is ‘L4’.

411Fishery area

The fishery area consists of the area of all tidal waters in the Gulf of Carpentaria south of latitude 10º48' south.

s 411 amd 2009 SL No. 61 s 25; 2016 SL No. 74 s 3 sch 1

412What fish may be taken

Fin fish, other than the following fish, may be taken under the licence—
(a)barramundi;
(b)black jewfish;
(c)blue threadfin;
(d)giant queenfish;
(e)king threadfin;
(f)scaly jewfish;
(g)silver javelin.

s 412 amd 2008 SL No. 448 s 40; 2009 SL No. 61 s 26

413Permitted ways of taking fin fish

(1)Fish may only be taken by using fishing lines.
(2)A person must not use more than 3 fishing lines at a time.
(3)The total number of hooks or lures attached to the lines must not be more than 6.

Example—

A person might use—
(a)1 fishing line with 6 hooks attached to it; or
(b)3 fishing lines with 1 lure attached to 2 of the lines and 4 hooks attached to the other line.

414Use of primary boats

A primary boat must not be longer than 20m.

415Use of tender boats

A tender boat must not be used more than 10n miles from its primary boat.

416Permitted distance for an assistant fisher to be under direction

If a commercial fisher and an assistant fisher are on separate commercial fishing boats, the permitted distance for the assistant fisher to be under direction of the commercial fisher is 10n miles.

417[Repealed]

s 417 orig s 417 om 2012 SL No. 252 s 14

prev s 417 ins 2018 SL No. 179 s 7

om 2019 SL No. 71 s 59 sch 1

Part 4 [Repealed]

pt hdg om 2012 SL No. 252 s 14

418[Repealed]

s 418 om 2012 SL No. 252 s 14

419[Repealed]

s 419 om 2012 SL No. 252 s 14

420[Repealed]

s 420 om 2012 SL No. 252 s 14

421[Repealed]

s 421 om 2012 SL No. 252 s 14

422[Repealed]

s 422 om 2012 SL No. 252 s 14

423[Repealed]

s 423 om 2012 SL No. 252 s 14

424[Repealed]

s 424 om 2012 SL No. 252 s 14

Part 5 Line fishery (multiple hook—east coast) (‘L8’)

425What is the line fishery (multiple hook—east coast)

The line fishery (multiple hook—east coast) is activities by way of fishing—
(a)in the fishery area mentioned in section 427; and
(b)under the authorisations and conditions stated in this part.

426Fishery symbol

The fishery symbol for the fishery is ‘L8’.

Note—

See also section 591D (c).

s 426 amd 2015 SL No. 12 s 18

427Fishery area

The fishery area consists of the area of all tidal waters deeper than 200m that are east of longitude 142º31'49" east and the 200m bathometric line.

s 427 amd 2016 SL No. 74 s 3 sch 1

428What fish may be taken

Fin fish, other than barramundi, snapper, spanish mackerel or regulated coral reef fin fish, may be taken under the licence.

429Permitted ways of taking fin fish

(1)Fin fish may only be taken by using—
(a)a line that is weighted so the line is vertical while it is being used in water (a drop line); or
(b)a bottom set line.
(2)A person must be within 100m of a line or group of lines while they are in use.
(3)A bottom set line and a drop line must not be used at the same time.

s 429 amd 2010 SL No. 164 s 48; 2011 SL No. 236 s 11

430Use of drop lines

(1)A drop line must not have more than 50 hooks attached to it.
(2)No more than 6 drop lines may be used at a time.
(3)Each drop line must have attached to it a light coloured float that is at least 30cm in any dimension.

s 430 amd 2019 SL No. 71 s 59 sch 1

431Use of bottom set lines

(1)A bottom set line must not have more than 300 hooks attached to it.
(2)No more than 3 bottom set lines may be used at a time.
(3)However, if more than 1 bottom set line is used, the combined number of hooks on the lines must not be more than 300.
(4)Each end of a bottom set line must have attached to it a light coloured float that is at least 30cm in any dimension.

s 431 amd 2019 SL No. 71 s 59 sch 1

432Use of primary boats

A primary boat must not be longer than 20m.

433Use of tender boats

A tender boat must not be used more than 800m from its primary boat.

434Permitted distance for an assistant fisher to be under direction

If a commercial fisher and an assistant fisher are on separate commercial fishing boats, the permitted distance for the assistant fisher to be under direction of the commercial fisher is 800m.

434A [Repealed]

s 434A ins 2018 SL No. 179 s 8

om 2019 SL No. 71 s 59 sch 1

Chapter 9 Commercial net fisheries

Part 1 General netting and ocean beach fisheries (‘K1’ to ‘K8’)

pt hdg sub 2008 SL No. 448 s 41

Division 1 Net fishery (general netting and ocean beach—area 1) (‘K1’)

div hdg sub 2008 SL No. 448 s 41

435What is the net fishery (general netting and ocean beach—area 1)

The net fishery (general netting and ocean beach—area 1) is activities by way of fishing in only 1 of the following at any one time—
(a)the fishery area mentioned in section 437 under the authorisations and conditions stated in division 9;
(b)the fishery area mentioned in section 470 under the authorisations and conditions stated in part 2.

s 435 sub 2008 SL No. 448 s 41

436Fishery symbol

The fishery symbol for the fishery is ‘K1’.

437Fishery area

The fishery area under section 435 (a) consists of the area of all tidal waters within 400m of a line—
from a point on the shore at the State’s border with New South Wales along the shore to the seaward tip of the southern breakwater wall of the Gold Coast Seaway
to the seaward tip of the northern breakwater wall of the Gold Coast Seaway
along South Stradbroke Island’s eastern shore to 1km north of the northern breakwater wall of the Gold Coast Seaway on South Stradbroke Island.

s 437 amd 2008 SL No. 448 s 42; 2016 SL No. 74 s 3 sch 1

Division 2 Net fishery (general netting and ocean beach—area 2) (‘K2’)

div hdg sub 2008 SL No. 448 s 43

438What is the net fishery (general netting and ocean beach—area 2)

The net fishery (general netting and ocean beach—area 2) is activities by way of fishing in only 1 of the following at any one time—
(a)the fishery area mentioned in section 440 under the authorisations and conditions stated in division 9;
(b)the fishery area mentioned in section 470 under the authorisations and conditions stated in part 2.

s 438 sub 2008 SL No. 448 s 43

439Fishery symbol

The fishery symbol for the fishery is ‘K2’.

440Fishery area

The fishery area under section 438 (a) consists of the area of all tidal waters within 400m of a line—
from a point on the shore 1km south of the southern breakwater wall of the Gold Coast Seaway along the shore to the seaward tip of the breakwater wall
to the seaward tip of the northern breakwater wall of the Gold Coast Seaway
along South Stradbroke Island’s eastern shore to the island’s north eastern tip.

s 440 amd 2008 SL No. 448 s 44; 2016 SL No. 74 s 3 sch 1

Division 3 Net fishery (general netting and ocean beach—area 3) (‘K3’)

div hdg sub 2008 SL No. 448 s 45

441What is the net fishery (general netting and ocean beach—area 3)

The net fishery (general netting and ocean beach—area 3) is activities by way of fishing in only 1 of the following at any one time—
(a)the fishery area mentioned in section 443 under the authorisations and conditions stated in division 9;
(b)the fishery area mentioned in section 470 under the authorisations and conditions stated in part 2.

s 441 sub 2008 SL No. 448 s 45

442Fishery symbol

The fishery symbol for the fishery is ‘K3’.

443Fishery area

The fishery area under section 441 (a) consists of the area of all tidal waters within 400m of a line—
from North Stradbroke Island’s south-eastern tip
along North Stradbroke Island’s eastern and northern shores to the island’s north-western tip.

s 443 amd 2008 SL No. 448 s 46; 2009 SL No. 176 s 19; 2016 SL No. 74 s 3 sch 1

Division 4 Net fishery (general netting and ocean beach—area 4) (‘K4’)

div hdg sub 2008 SL No. 448 s 47

444What is the net fishery (general netting and ocean beach—area 4)

The net fishery (general netting and ocean beach—area 4) is activities by way of fishing in only 1 of the following at any one time—
(a)the fishery area mentioned in section 446 under the authorisations and conditions stated in division 9;
(b)the fishery area mentioned in section 470 under the authorisations and conditions stated in part 2.

s 444 sub 2008 SL No. 448 s 47

445Fishery symbol

The fishery symbol for the fishery is ‘K4’.

446Fishery area

The fishery area under section 444 (a) consists of the area of all tidal waters within 400m of a line from the southern tip of Moreton Island along the island’s eastern and northern shores to Comboyuro Point.

s 446 amd 2008 SL No. 448 s 48; 2016 SL No. 74 s 3 sch 1

Division 5 Net fishery (general netting and ocean beach—area 5) (‘K5’)

div hdg sub 2008 SL No. 448 s 49

447What is the net fishery (general netting and ocean beach—area 5)

The net fishery (general netting and ocean beach—area 5) is activities by way of fishing in only 1 of the following at any one time—
(a)the fishery area mentioned in section 449 under the authorisations and conditions stated in division 9;
(b)the fishery area mentioned in section 470 under the authorisations and conditions stated in part 2.

s 447 sub 2008 SL No. 448 s 49

448Fishery symbol

The fishery symbol for the fishery is ‘K5’.

449Fishery area

The fishery area under section 447 (a) consists of the area of all tidal waters within 400m of a line—
from the F↑B sign at the southern end of South Esplanade, Bongaree, Bribie Island
along Bribie Island’s western, southern and eastern shores to latitude 26º49.5' south where it intersects the eastern shore of Bribie Island.

s 449 amd 2008 SL No. 448 s 50; 2016 SL No. 74 s 3 sch 1

Division 6 Net fishery (general netting and ocean beach—area 6) (‘K6’)

div hdg sub 2008 SL No. 448 s 51

450What is the net fishery (general netting and ocean beach—area 6)

The net fishery (general netting and ocean beach—area 6) is activities by way of fishing in only 1 of the following at any one time—
(a)the fishery area mentioned in section 452 under the authorisations and conditions stated in division 9;
(b)the fishery area mentioned in section 470 under the authorisations and conditions stated in part 2.

s 450 sub 2008 SL No. 448 s 51

451Fishery symbol

The fishery symbol for the fishery is ‘K6’.

452Fishery area

The fishery area under section 450 (a) consists of the area of all tidal waters within 400m of a line—
from latitude 26º48.38' south, longitude 153º08.36' east (the groyne at the southern end of Kings Beach)
along the shore to the eastern tip of Point Cartwright.

s 452 amd 2009 SL No. 61 s 27; 2008 SL No. 448 s 52; 2016 SL No. 74 s 3 sch 1

Division 7 Net fishery (general netting and ocean beach—area 7) (‘K7’)

div hdg sub 2008 SL No. 448 s 53

453