Increased catches from deepwater fisheries supported by science
Fisheries Minister Stuart Nash today (19/9/2018) announced his decisions on changes to fisheries catch limits from 1 October 2018.
Thirty-two catch limits were reviewed in this sustainability round.
Four deepwater fisheries were reviewed and each had their Total Allowable Commercial Catch (TACC) limits increased, decisions supported by the best available science.
The following TACC increases will apply from 1 October 2018:
These increased catch limits recognise that the science supports that the fisheries can sustain increased catches while maintaining the fisheries impacts within sustainable limits.
Deepwater Group supports the Minister’s conservative decisions, which will continue to sustainably manage these fisheries.