PZJA Out of Session decision record – 2 June 2015

(OOS) Torres Strait Protected Zone Joint Authority Annual Report 2011-12, 2012-13 and 2013-14 (PZJA2015-09)

The PZJA:

  1. 1.       APPROVED the Torres Strait Protected Zone Joint Authority Annual Report 2011-12, 2012-13 and 2013-14 for tabling in the Australian Parliament in accordance with Section 41 of the Torres Strait Fisheries Act 1984
  2. 2.       ENDORSED the report by signing the signature page for inclusion in the final report.

 

(OOS) Tagai State College scientific permit (PZJA2015-07)

The PZJA:

  1. AGREED to issue a permit for scientific purposes to authorise the holder, or a person acting on behalf of the holder, to collect a maximum of 50 fish and/or crustaceans and a maximum of 50kg of live rock.

 The PZJA NOTED:

  1. All permits for scientific and developmental purposes under Section 12 of the Act must be referred to the PZJA for decision, unless it relates to a non PZJA fishery or does not involve a boat.
  2. An application had been received for a permit for scientific purposes for Tagai State College to collect a small number of specimens to keep alive in tanks as part of its marine studies curriculum.
  3. Native Title notification on the proposed management action under Section 24HA of the Native Title Act 1993 has been conducted with no responses.

 (the PZJA Chair signed the permit on 2 June 2015)

 

 (OOS) Shark tagging, tracking and sampling scientific permit (PZJA2015-08)

The PZJA:

  1. 1.       AGREED to issue a permit for scientific purposes to authorise the holder, or a person acting on behalf of the holder, to conduct shark tagging and tracking research in the Torres Strait.

 The PZJA NOTED:

  1. 2.       All permits for scientific and developmental purposes under Section 12 of the Torres Strait Fisheries Act 1984 must be referred to the PZJA for decision, unless it relates to a non PZJA fishery or does not involve a boat.
  2. 3.       An application has been received for a permit for scientific purposes for Ocearch to conduct shark tagging, tracking and sampling research in the Torres Strait.
  3. 4.       Native Title notification on the proposed management action under Section 24HA of the Native Title Act 1993 has been conducted, no responses were received.

 (the PZJA Chair signed the permit on 2 June 2015)