Crustacean Fisheries Advisory Committee

​​​​​​​​​​​​The Crustacean Fisheries Advisory Committee (CFAC) advises the Minister on issues relating to the commercial rock lobster and giant crab fisheries.


There are generally two to three CFAC meetings each year, depending on the work schedule and current issues. Most meetings are held in Hobart, however from time to time meetings may be held in other locations to provide an opportunity for wider industry to meet committee members and get involved in the committee process.

CFAC meetings are not generally open for casual observers, however, the FAC may hold an open session prior to a meeting or alternatively the Chair may invite people to attend a specific agenda item where appropriate.


​Independent Chair ​Ian Cartwright
Tasmanian Rock Lobster Fishermens Association (TRLFA) representativesKarl Krause
Troy Rainbird
Jonathan Hammond
​Tasmanian Rock Lobster Fishermens Association (TRLFA) representative​Rene Hidding
​Tasmanian Seafood Industry Council (TSIC) representative​Julian Harrington
​Community and Conservation representative​​​​​Vacant
​Rock lobster industry representatives (not on the TRLFA Board)Louise Hart
Dawn Jordan
Brian Adkins
​Giant crab industry representativeDavid Ponsford
​Processor representatives

​Michael Blake
Ian Heathorn

​IMAS Scientific Researcher representative

​​Klaas Hartman

​​Tasmania Marine Police

​​Const Craig Crawford & Sen Const Rachel McKay

​​NRE Tas Fisheries Compliance and Licensing Manager

​​Malcolm Budd

​NRE Tas Rock Lobster Fishery Manager​

​​Hilary Revill

​​NRE Tas Executive Officer

​​James Parkinson


Minutes are taken for each meeting and all recommendations and action items are recorded. The Chair also provides the Minister with his/her own summary of the meeting proceedings.


  Minutes CFAC Meeting 87 - 27 September 2021  

  Minutes CFAC Meeting 86 - 26 February 2021 


  Minutes CFAC Meeting 85 - 28 October 2020 

  Minutes CFAC Meeting 84 - 8 July 2020  


  Minutes CFAC Meeting 83 - 5 November 2019  

  Minutes CFAC Meeting 82 - 20 June 2019  

  Minutes CFAC Mee​​ting 81 - 21 March 2019 

If you have an issue you would like the FAC to be aware of please contact the CFAC Executive Officer to arrange for your issue to be tabled for discussion.  Industry members can contact the TRLFA Chief Executive Officer if you need assistance drafting a paper for a CFAC meeting.


Wild Fisheries Management Branch
Level 3, 134 Macquarie Street
GPO Box 44
Hobart TAS 7001
Phone: 03 6165 3000