AFMA is seeking feedback on its proposal to regionalise quota Statutory Fishing Rights (qSFRs) for pink ling, blue warehou and jackass morwong

Based on scientific advice, AFMA treats these three species as having separate eastern and western stocks. However, they are managed under a global Total Allowable Catch (TAC). This can lead to additional management being required, such as the current trip limits and other catch arrangements for eastern pink ling.

To improve management, AFMA intends to separate to ‘split’ the quota SFRs (qSFRs) for these three species into eastern and western components.

For example, for each pink ling qSFR currently held, holders would be granted one eastern qSFR and one western qSFR. The eastern and western stock will be assessed separately and the recommended biological catches (RBCs) for each stock will be split across the relevant qSFRs. These SFRs could then be traded with other holders to suit fishing operations.

In addition to ‘splitting’ existing qSFRs into eastern and western qSFRs, AFMA considered allocating other options for allocating qSFRs:

  • Based on eastern and western catch history for these species. However, management arrangements such as the TAC and pink ling catch limits have restricted catch history
  • By allowing holders to nominate whether they wanted eastern and western qSFRs. However, this would be likely to lead to holders nominating to receive the qSFRs they expect to have a higher value.

Following recent consultation there were requests for more information about what separating or ‘splitting’ existing qSFRs would mean for concession holders.

To assist industry consideration, AFMA has produced an example of what separating or ‘splitting’ pink ling qSFRs based on the current TAC of pink ling.

Table 1. Example of separating or 'splitting' pink ling qSFRs based on current 1288 tonnes Total Allowable Catch (TAC) of pink ling (eastern 428 tonnes and western 860 tonnes)

Note: indicative example for discussion purposes only

 

 

 

June 2019 SFR allocation

Proposed western allocation

Proposed eastern allocation

Client Name

Unit Name

Owned

kg

Owned

kg

Owned

kg

J & N JARVIS PTY LTD

Pink Ling Quota SFR

1

1.4

1

1.0

1

0.5

JOHN C GUILLOT

Pink Ling Quota SFR

1

1.4

1

1.0

1

0.5

RUSSELL C FROST

Pink Ling Quota SFR

1

1.4

1

1.0

1

0.5

BRANKO F SARUNIC

Pink Ling Quota SFR

2

2.9

2

1.9

2

1.0

STEPHEN V CHAMBERS

Pink Ling Quota SFR

2

2.9

2

1.9

2

1.0

DAVID A RADCLIFFE

Pink Ling Quota SFR

3

4.3

3

2.9

3

1.4

TANIA LEE VON STANKE

Pink Ling Quota SFR

3

4.3

3

2.9

3

1.4

ALLAN BARNETT FISHING CO. PTY. LTD.

Pink Ling Quota SFR

4

5.8

4

3.8

4

1.9

ARTHUR N SIFFORD

Pink Ling Quota SFR

4

5.8

4

3.8

4

1.9

GAZAK HOLDINGS PTY LTD

Pink Ling Quota SFR

4

5.8

4

3.8

4

1.9

DWAYNE P KELLY

Pink Ling Quota SFR

5

7.2

5

4.8

5

2.4

JOSEPH & WANDA STEVENS

Pink Ling Quota SFR

5

7.2

5

4.8

5

2.4

SOUTHLANDER GROUP PTY LTD

Pink Ling Quota SFR

5

7.2

5

4.8

5

2.4

MURES FISHING PTY. LTD.

Pink Ling Quota SFR

6

8.6

6

5.8

6

2.9

ALBERTO GALLI

Pink Ling Quota SFR

7

10.1

7

6.7

7

3.3

SLIDELL PTY. LTD.

Pink Ling Quota SFR

8

11.5

8

7.7

8

3.8

GERRY & SOUSANA KAVADAS

Pink Ling Quota SFR

10

14.4

10

9.6

10

4.8

STEVE SPRALJA

Pink Ling Quota SFR

10

14.4

10

9.6

10

4.8

BENJAMIN W FRIEND

Pink Ling Quota SFR

14

20.2

14

13.5

14

6.7

RODNEY JW FRIEND

Pink Ling Quota SFR

14

20.2

14

13.5

14

6.7

CULL FISHERIES MANAGEMENT PTY. LTD.

Pink Ling Quota SFR

15

21.6

15

14.4

15

7.2

G. & E. PITLIANGAS PTY. LTD.

Pink Ling Quota SFR

16

23.0

16

15.4

16

7.7

MARTRUDAN PTY. LTD.

Pink Ling Quota SFR

16

23.0

16

15.4

16

7.7

CULL FISHERIES PTY LTD

Pink Ling Quota SFR

24

34.5

24

23.1

24

11.5

DESMOND R RODMAN

Pink Ling Quota SFR

34

48.9

34

32.7

34

16.3

JOHN  M BARRETT

Pink Ling Quota SFR

37

53.3

37

35.6

37

17.7

MAUDE A.M. NEWMAN

Pink Ling Quota SFR

37

53.3

37

35.6

37

17.7

SOUTHERN SEA EAGLES PTY LTD

Pink Ling Quota SFR

37

53.3

37

35.6

37

17.7

WELLINGTON CAPE PTY LTD

Pink Ling Quota SFR

43

61.9

43

41.3

43

20.6

G KRAUSE &  J.I KRAUSE

Pink Ling Quota SFR

55

79.2

55

52.9

55

26.3

WILLIAM R WATTS

Pink Ling Quota SFR

58

83.5

58

55.7

58

27.7

ORION FISHING PTY LTD

Pink Ling Quota SFR

70

100.8

70

67.3

70

33.5

PETER M LE MAITRE

Pink Ling Quota SFR

80

115.1

80

76.9

80

38.3

MUOLLO FISHING PTY LIMITED

Pink Ling Quota SFR

86

123.8

86

82.7

86

41.1

FIONA J & KARL KRAUSE

Pink Ling Quota SFR

108

155.5

108

103.8

108

51.7

NEIL A INNES

Pink Ling Quota SFR

112

161.2

112

107.6

112

53.6

LEIGH CHAMBERS

Pink Ling Quota SFR

122

175.6

122

117.3

122

58.4

TREE HUT PTY LTD

Pink Ling Quota SFR

144

207.3

144

138.4

144

68.9

LEDSUT PTY. LTD.

Pink Ling Quota SFR

169

243.3

169

162.4

169

80.8

RHYLAN FISHING PTY LTD

Pink Ling Quota SFR

218

313.8

218

209.5

218

104.3

GRAEME B & JOAN C COTTEE

Pink Ling Quota SFR

228

328.2

228

219.1

228

109.1

MITCHELSON HK & JD

Pink Ling Quota SFR

331

476.4

331

318.1

331

158.3

KT VT KR & FE HASLAM

Pink Ling Quota SFR

435

626.1

435

418.1

435

208.1

MURES FISH CENTRE PTY. LTD.

Pink Ling Quota SFR

444

639.1

444

426.7

444

212.4

A B HUNTER FISHING NOMINEES PTY LTD

Pink Ling Quota SFR

663

954.3

663

637.2

663

317.1

CW & AL NEWMAN

Pink Ling Quota SFR

663

954.3

663

637.2

663

317.1

ALISSA ENTERPRISES PTY LTD

Pink Ling Quota SFR

704

1013.3

704

676.6

704

336.7

MICHAEL J WHITE

Pink Ling Quota SFR

717

1032.0

717

689.1

717

342.9

P, D & S CLARKE

Pink Ling Quota SFR

725

1043.5

725

696.8

725

346.8

WAYNE L CHEERS

Pink Ling Quota SFR

785

1129.9

785

754.4

785

375.5

B THOMSEN & M.S THOMSEN

Pink Ling Quota SFR

787

1132.8

787

756.4

787

376.4

MCLAUGHLIN CONSOLIDATED FISHERMEN LTD

Pink Ling Quota SFR

796

1145.7

796

765.0

796

380.7

G.J. HOLDINGS PTY. LTD.

Pink Ling Quota SFR

1135

1633.7

1135

1090.8

1135

542.9

S & J SEAFOOD SUPPLY PTY  LTD

Pink Ling Quota SFR

1881

2707.4

1881

1807.8

1881

899.7

ROCKFISH 1 PTY LIMITED

Pink Ling Quota SFR

1886

2714.6

1886

1812.6

1886

902.1

MICHAEL MIRIKLIS PTY LTD

Pink Ling Quota SFR

2087

3004.0

2087

2005.7

2087

998.2

JACK MIRIKLIS NOMINEES PTY. LIMITED

Pink Ling Quota SFR

3196

4600.2

3196

3071.6

3196

1528.6

KIELLA MANAGEMENT PTY. LTD.

Pink Ling Quota SFR

3262

4695.2

3262

3135.0

3262

1560.2

PETER BELL

Pink Ling Quota SFR

4574

6583.6

4574

4395.9

4574

2187.7

ROGER M FOURTER

Pink Ling Quota SFR

4907

7063.0

4907

4715.9

4907

2347.0

LEIGH ROBERT & TANIA LYNETTE CASTLE

Pink Ling Quota SFR

5202

7487.6

5202

4999.5

5202

2488.1

GEORGE TOWN SEAFOODS PTY LTD

Pink Ling Quota SFR

5468

7870.4

5468

5255.1

5468

2615.3

RODNEY G CASEMENT

Pink Ling Quota SFR

5727

8243.2

5727

5504.0

5727

2739.2

T & DP GUARNACCIA

Pink Ling Quota SFR

6014

8656.3

6014

5779.8

6014

2876.5

TONY GUARNACCIA & DIANE PATRICIA GUARNACCIA

Pink Ling Quota SFR

6466

9306.9

6466

6214.3

6466

3092.7

TEXLON PTY. LTD.

Pink Ling Quota SFR

6582

9473.9

6582

6325.7

6582

3148.2

DEWEBB PTY. LIMITED

Pink Ling Quota SFR

8016

11537.9

8016

7703.9

8016

3834.0

F & H TRAWLING CO. PTY. LIMITED

Pink Ling Quota SFR

8533

12282.1

8533

8200.8

8533

4081.3

C R & A LAVALLE PTY LTD

Pink Ling Quota SFR

8553

12310.9

8553

8220.0

8553

4090.9

CASEMENT INVESTMENTS PTY LTD

Pink Ling Quota SFR

8968

12908.2

8968

8618.8

8968

4289.4

PETUNA SEALORD DEEPWATER FISHING PTY LIMITED

Pink Ling Quota SFR

10129

14579.3

10129

9734.6

10129

4844.7

TOBERFISH PTY. LTD.

Pink Ling Quota SFR

12174

17522.8

12174

11700.0

12174

5822.8

SIMON P PRICE

Pink Ling Quota SFR

13305

19150.7

13305

12787.0

13305

6363.8

JACK MIRIKLIS MARINE PTY LTD

Pink Ling Quota SFR

13480

19402.6

13480

12955.2

13480

6447.5

MARIO, GIUSEPPE, AGOSTINO & BARTOLINO PUGLISI

Pink Ling Quota SFR

14630

21057.9

14630

14060.4

14630

6997.5

GUILLOT ENTERPRISES (L.E.) PTY. LTD.

Pink Ling Quota SFR

14720

21187.4

14720

14146.9

14720

7040.5

CHARISSA PTY LTD

Pink Ling Quota SFR

17089

24597.3

17089

16423.7

17089

8173.6

B, D, I & S PUGLISI

Pink Ling Quota SFR

21437

30855.6

21437

20602.4

21437

10253.3

ANTHONY CICONTE

Pink Ling Quota SFR

23292

33525.7

23292

22385.1

23292

11140.5

MICHAEL N KELLY

Pink Ling Quota SFR

23925

34436.8

23925

22993.5

23925

11443.3

IRONNET PTY. LIMITED

Pink Ling Quota SFR

27056

38943.4

27056

26002.6

27056

12940.8

QUOTA POOL PTY LTD

Pink Ling Quota SFR

27757

39952.4

27757

26676.3

27757

13276.1

BEN BOYD FISHING CO PTY LTD

Pink Ling Quota SFR

29038

41796.2

29038

27907.4

29038

13888.8

T & DP GUARNACCIA PTY LTD & HUNT MORREY PTY LTD

Pink Ling Quota SFR

32110

46218.0

32110

30859.8

32110

15358.1

PG & UM ROCKLIFF

Pink Ling Quota SFR

65840

94767.7

65840

63276.6

65840

31491.1

SYDNEY FISH MARKET PTY LTD

Pink Ling Quota SFR

83420

120071.7

83420

80172.1

83420

39899.6

SANFORD AUSTRALIA PTY. LTD

Pink Ling Quota SFR

88811

127831.3

88811

85353.2

88811

42478.1

MUTUAL ALLIANCE PTY LTD

Pink Ling Quota SFR

127998

184235.6

127998

123014.5

127998

61221.2

AUSTRALIAN DEEPWATER FISHING PTY LIMITED

Pink Ling Quota SFR

147304

212024.0

147304

141568.8

147304

70455.2

Total

 

 

1288000

 

860000

 

428000