The BSCZSF will be opened and fishing can commence at 00:01am Eastern Standard Time on 12 July 2019 and close on 31 December 2019. No scallop fishing is permitted before this time.
The AFMA Commission has determined the TAC at:
- 3897 tonnes for Commercial scallops, and
- 100 tonnes for Doughboy scallops
and four closures will apply for the season:
- Flinders Island;
- Apollo Bay 1;
- King Island 7; and
- King Island Bluedot Extended
Bass Strait Central Zone Scallop Fishery (Total Allowable Catch) Determination 2019 is available from https://www.legislation.gov.au/Details/F2019L00949
Fisheries Management (Bass Strait Central Zone Scallop Fishery) (Closures) Direction 2019 is available from https://www.legislation.gov.au/Details/F2019L00950
Bass Strait Central Zone Scallop Fishery Management Arrangements Booklet.
The 2019 Scallop Biomass Survey report.