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Question Without Notice No. 1314 asked in the Legislative Council on 5 December 2018 by Hon Jim Chown

Minister responding: Hon D.J. Kelly
Parliament: 40 Session: 1

Answered on 5 December 2018

ROCK LOBSTER FISHERY

1314. Hon JIM CHOWN to the minister representing the Minister for Fisheries:

I refer to the west coast rock lobster managed fishery.

(1) What was the total allowable commercial catch for 2018?

(2) What is the proposed increase for the total allowable commercial catch for 2019?

(3) Will any increase, as referred to in (2), be returned to existing licence holders?

(4) If no to (3), how will the increased TACC be allocated?

(5) Is the minister intending to increase licence fees; and, if so, by how much?

Hon ALANNAH MacTIERNAN replied:

I thank the member for the question. The Minister for Fisheries has provided the following information.

(1) It was 6 300 tonnes.

(2) It is zero.

(3)–(4) Not applicable.

(5) No proposal to increase licence fees is under consideration.