Report of the Abalone Fisheries Research Assessment Group (FRAG). Ian Cartwright Independent Chair, FRAG. FRAG - Origins.
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Independent Chair, FRAG
Tasmanian Abalone Council agreed to establish a transparent and effective process so that stakeholders in the abalone fishery could provide advice on/recommend appropriate levels of TAC and associated issues to:
The FRAG will also consider associated management arrangements, including spatial distribution of catch/effort, zone boundaries and size limits.
Decision making by consensus and not voting – where agreement not possible, views will be recorded and provided in the advice of the Group.
Four meetings a year
Agreed that if a trigger point is reached during 2008, the FRAG will review the performance of the region, and recommend action, where appropriate.
more consideration of boundary position needed.
Arthur River (FRAG)
Arthur River to Ocean Beach
Blocks 5D, 6, 7, 8
Ocean Beach to Whale Head
Blocks 9, 10, 11, 12, 13A, 13B
(upper confidence limit)