Future Operating Environment for the Torres Strait Rock Lobster Fishery

20 January 2011

The PZJA Standing Committee is committed to the future sustainability and economic viability of the fishery.

The Standing Committee is committed to fulfilling the aspirations of its stakeholders, including supporting indigenous fishers in increasing their ownership of the Torres Strait Rock Lobster Fishery.

In order to progress the management of the fishery, the PZJA Standing Committee has drafted a Future Operating Environment for the fishery aimed at providing stakeholders with an outline of how the Tropical Rock Lobster Fishery will operate under a new management regime.

It is important to note that not all aspects of the future management arrangements have been resolved.  Therefore, the Standing Committee is committed to consulting with stakeholders to seek advice and discuss options for developing the fishery under the new regime.

We welcome written comments on the working draft Future Operating Environment document by the 17th February 2011. Please submit comments to Malcolm Southwell, AFMA, Malcolm.southwell@afma.gov.au.

Documents

Draft discussion paper on the Future Operating Environment of the fishery (1.3MB)

Letter TVH licence holders regarding consultation on the FOE document and preliminary information on interim management arrangements (50kb)

Draft moon-tide hookah closures calendar (18kb)