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Historical Total Allowable Catch and Effort

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Eastern Tuna and Billfish Fishery
Species Fishing Season
2007/08
TAC (t)
2008/09
TAC (t)
2009/10
TAC (t)
2010/11
TAC (t)
2011/12
TAC (t)
2012/13
TAC (t)
Albacore Tuna N/A N/A N/A N/A 2,500 2,500
Bigeye Tuna N/A N/A N/A N/A 1,056 1,056
Broadbilled Swordfish N/A N/A N/A N/A 1,550 1,396
Striped Marlin N/A N/A N/A N/A 390 370
Yellowfin Tuna N/A N/A N/A N/A 2,200 2,200

Note: seasons are for 12 months unless otherwise stated; each fishery has different season start and finish dates.
N/A: fishery not TAC managed
TAC: Total Allowable Catch

Western Tuna and Billfish Fishery
Species Fishing Season
2007/08
TAC (t)
2008/09
TAC (t)
2009/10
TAC (t)
2010/11
TAC (t)
2011/12
TAC (t)
2012/13
TAC (t)
Broadbilled Swordfish N/A N/A N/A 3167* 3167* 3,000
Striped Marlin N/A N/A N/A 133* 133* 125
Yellowfin Tuna N/A N/A N/A 5267* 5267* 5,000
Southern Bluefin Tuna 5,265 5,265 4015† 4015† 4,528 4,698

Note: seasons are for 12 months unless otherwise stated; each fishery has different season start and finish dates.
N/A – fishery not TACC managed
* 12 month equivalent values; season ran for 18 months
† 12 month equivalent values; season ran for 24 months with TACC of 8030t.

Heard Island and McDonald Island Fishery
Species Fishing Season
2007/08
TAC (t)
2008/09
TAC (t)
2009/10
TAC (t)
2010/11
TAC (t)
2011/12
TAC (t)
2012/13
TAC (t)
Mackerel icefish 220 102 1,658 78 30 679
Patagonian toothfish 2,500 2,500 2,550 2,550 2,730 2,730

Note: seasons are for 12 months unless otherwise stated; each fishery has different season start and finish dates.

Macquarie Island Toothfish Fishery
Species Fishing Season
2007/08
TAC (t)
2008/09
TAC (t)
2009/10
TAC (t)
2010/11
TAC (t)
2011/12
TAC (t)
2012/13
TAC (t)
Patagonian toothfish 476 462 210 284 510 455

Note: seasons are for 12 months unless otherwise stated; each fishery has different season start and finish dates.

Southern and Eastern Scalefish and Shark Fishery
Species Fishing Season
Determined 2007
TAC (16 months)
12 month avg
for 2007
2008
TAC (t)
2009
TAC (t)
2010
TAC (t)
2011
TAC (t)
2012
TAC (t)
Bight Redfish 3338 2503.5 2000 2000 1653 1556 2334
Blue Grenadier 4113 3084.75 4368 4700 4700 4700 5208
Deepwater Flathead 2129 1596.75 1400 1300 1100 1650 1733
Flathead 4020 3015 2850 2850 2750 2750 2750
Gemfish – East 121 90.75 100 100 100 100 100
Gemfish – West 200 150 167 125 109 94 141
Gummy Shark 2467 1850.25 1800 1717 1717 1717 1717
Jackass Morwong 1171 878.25 560 450 450 450 450
Orange Roughy – Cascade 483 362.25 80 500 500 500 500
Orange Roughy – Eastern 27 20.25 25 25 25 25 25
Orange Roughy – Southern 40 30 25 35 35 35 35
Orange Roughy – Western 61 45.75 50 60 60 60 60
Pink Ling 1537 1152.75 1080 800 1200 1200 1000
School Shark 352 264 312 240 216 176 150
School Whiting 978 733.5 750 1125 844 641 641
Silver Warehou 4117 3087.75 3227 3000 2566 2566 2566
Alfonsino 576 432 500 500 500 750 750
John Dory 237 177.75 190 190 221 221 221
Mirror Dory 788 591 634 718 718 718 1077
Redfish 896 672 850 678 551 276 276
Blue Warehou 313 234.75 365 183 183 133 118
Blue-eye Trevalla 785 588.75 560 560 428 326 388
Deepwater Shark Basket – East 21 15.75 50 75 85 85 85
Deepwater Shark Basket – West 10 7.5 50 63 95 143 215
Elephantfish 123 92.25 94 94 65 89 89
Ocean Perch 585 438.75 500 400 300 300 234
Oreo, Basket 190 142.5 150 188 188 113 113
Oreo, Smooth – Cascade 93 69.75 80 100 150 150 150
Oreo, Smooth – Other 52 39 40 30 45 45 23
Ribaldo 257 192.75 165 165 131 168 168
Royal Red Prawn 556 417 400 400 400 303 303
Saw Shark 410 307.5 312 312 255 226 226
Silver Trevally 191 143.25 296 360 360 540 678
Orange Roughy –Albany & Esperance 52 39 25 50 50 50 50

 

Southern Squid Jig Fishery
Species Fishing Season
2006
TAE
2007
TAE
2008
TAE
2009
TAE
2010
TAE
2011
TAE
2012
TAE
Gould’s Squid (Nototodarus gouldi) (also known as Arrow Squid) 800 800 640 580 580 560 560

Note: Fishing season from 1 January to 31 December
TAE: Total Allowable Effort (standard squid jigging machines)

Small Pelagic Fishery
Species Fishing Season
2008/09
TAC (t)
2009/10
TAC (t)
2010/11
TAC (t)
2011/12 
TAC (t)
2012/13 
TAC (t)
Redbait East 14,800 1,200 8,600 8,600 6,900
Redbait West 5,000 5,000 5,000 5,000 5,000
Blue Mackerel East 5,400 4,300 2,500 2,500 2,600
Blue Mackerel West  8,400 7,000 4,200 4,200 6,500
Jack Mackerel East 5,000 4,900 4,600 4,600 10,100
Jack Mackerel West 5,000 4,900 5,000 5,000 5,000
Australian Sardine East 2,800 1,600 400 400 200
Yellowtail Scad East 200 200 200 200 N/A
Yellowtail Scad West 200 200 200 200 N/A

Note: Yellowtail Scad is not a quota species under the Small Pelagic Fishery Management Plan and therefore a TAC did not apply for this species following the transition to Statutory Fishing Rights on 1 May 2012.

Bass Strait Central Zone Scallop Fishery
Species Fishing Season
2006
TAC (t)
2007
TAC (t)
2008
TAC (t)
2009
TAC (t)
2010
TAC (t)
2011
TAC (t)
2012
TAC (t)
Commercial Scallop (Pecten fumatus) Fishery closed Fishery closed Fishery closed 2,500 3,000 2,500 2,000
Doughboy Scallop (Chlamys (Mimachlamys) asperrima) Fishery closed Fishery closed Fishery closed 100 100 100 100

Note: Variable fishing season