Sea cucumber fishery working group

This working group provides operational advice on the management of the east coast sea cucumber fishery.

The east coast sea cucumber fishery is a hand-collection harvest fishery, fishing a defined area from Cape York to the southern limit of Tin Can Bay. Target species include blackfish, burrowing blackfish, sandfish, white teatfish and prickly redfish. Collection is mainly via hand by divers. Currently, 18 commercial harvest licences are endorsed. A total allowable commercial catch of 361 tonnes landed weight exists for the entire fishery, allocated through individual annual quotas for each licence.