Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999




I, NATHAN HANNA, A/g Assistant Secretary, Wildlife Trade and Biosecurity Branch, as Delegate of the Minister for the Environment, having satisfied myself on the matters set out in section 303FN of the Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999 (EPBC Act), declare the operation that is specified in column 1 of Table 1, to be an approved wildlife trade operation under subsection 303FN (2) of the EPBC Act, but only to the extent the operation relates to the class of specimens specified in column 2 of Table 1.


Table 1


Class of Specimens

Queensland Coral Fishery, as defined under the Queensland Fisheries Regulations 2008 and the Queensland Fisheries Act 1994.

Specimens that are, or are derived from, fish or invertebrates, other than:

a)       specimens that belong to species listed under Part 13 of the EPBC Act, and

b)       specimens that belong to taxa listed under section 303CA of the EPBC Act (Part 13A), except for specimens that belong to taxa listed in Schedule 2.


Unless amended or revoked, this declaration:

a)              is valid until 22 June 2018 and;

b)              is subject to the conditions applied under section 303FT specified in the Schedule 1.


Dated this 25th day of June 2015


………….…….………Nathan Hanna…………………………

Delegate of the Minister for the Environment


A person whose interests are affected by this declaration may, within 28 days, make an application in writing to the Department of the Environment for the reasons for the decision.


An application for independent review of the decision (under section 303GJ(1) of the Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999)  may be made to the Administrative Appeals Tribunal (AAT), on payment of the relevant fee (currently $861 or reduced fee where applicable due to financial hardship) by the applicant, either within 28 days of receipt of the reasons for the decision, or within 28 days of this declaration if reasons for the decision are not sought. Applications should be made to the Deputy Registrar, AAT in your Capital City. Please visit the AAT’s website at for further information.


You may make an application under the Freedom of Information Act 1982 (Cth) to access documents relevant to this decision. For further information, please visit


Further enquiries should be directed to the Director, Sustainable Fisheries Section, Department of the Environment, Telephone: (02) 6274 1917 Email:



Declaration of the Harvest Operations of the Queensland Coral Fishery as an approved wildlife trade operation, June 2015




Relating to the harvesting of fish specimens that are, or are derived from, fish or invertebrates, other than specimens of species listed under Part 13 of the Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999 (EPBC Act), taken in the Queensland Coral Fishery:


  1.     Operation of the fishery will be carried out in accordance with the management regime under the Queensland Fisheries Act 1994 and the Queensland Fisheries Regulation 2008.
  2.     The Queensland Department of Agriculture and Fisheries to inform the Department of the Environment of any intended material changes to the Queensland Coral Fishery management arrangements that may affect the assessment against which Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999 decisions are made.


3.       The Queensland Department of Agriculture and Fisheries to produce and present reports to the Department of the Environment annually as per Appendix B of the Guidelines for the Ecologically Sustainable Management of Fisheries - 2nd Edition.


4.       The Queensland Department of Agriculture and Fisheries, in consultation with the Department of the Environment, to finalise the review and update of the performance measurement system for the Queensland Coral Fishery.


5.       The Queensland Department of Agriculture and Fisheries to continue annual reviews of the harvest of CITES listed taxa in the Queensland Coral Fishery and to report the results of the review to the Department of the Environment during the following fishing season. The report should include:

6.         The Queensland Department of Agriculture and Fisheries to strengthen management measures in the Mackay region through:

a)       separating catch data from the Mackay region for reporting purposes

b)       evaluating the eligibility of the Mackay region as a distinct Coral Collection Area, and

c)       providing updates to the Department of the Environment on (a) and (b) in the annual review described under Condition 5.




Acanthastrea amakusensis

Acropora microclados

Astreopora macrostoma

Echinopora mammiformis

Acanthastrea bowerbanki

Acropora microphthalma

Astreopora moretonensis

Echinopora pacificus

Acanthastrea brevis

Acropora millepora

Astreopora myriophthalma

Eguchipsammia fistula

Acanthastrea echinata

Acropora monticulosa

Astreopora ocellata

Euphyllia ancora

Acanthastrea hillae

Acropora multiacuta

Astreopora scabra

Euphyllia cristata

Acanthastrea lordhowensis

Acropora nana

Australogyra zelli

Euphyllia divisa

Acanthophyllia deshayesiana

Acropora nasuta

Balanophyllia bairdiana

Euphyllia fimbriata

Acanthastrea regularis

Acropora nobilis

Balanophyllia dentata

Euphyllia glabrescens

Acrhelia horrescens

Acropora palifera

Balanophyllia desmophyllioides

Euphyllia paraancora

Acropora abrolhosensis

Acropora palmerae

Balanophyllia elliptica

Favia danae

Acropora abrotanoides

Acropora plana

Balanophyllia stimpsonii

Favia danai

Acropora aculeus

Acropora paniculata

Balanophyllia yongei

Favia favus

Acropora acuminata

Acropora polystoma

Barabattoia amicorum

Favia helianthoides

Acropora anthocercis

Acropora prostrata

Blastomussa merleti

Favia laxa

Acropora aspera

Acropora pulchra

Blastomussa vivida

Favia lizardensis

Acropora austera

Acropora robusta

Blastomussa wellsi

Favia maritima

Acropora azurea

Acropora rosaria

Catalaphyllia jardinei

Favia matthaii

Acropora brueggemanni

Acropora samoensis

Caulastraea curvata

Favia maxima

Acropora bushyensis

Acropora sarmentosa

Caulastraea echinulata

Favia pallida

Acropora cardenae

Acropora secale

Caulastraea furcata

Favia rotumana

Acropora carduus

Acropora selago

Caulastraea tumida

Favia rotundata

Acropora caroliniana

Acropora solitaryensis

Coeloseris mayeri

Favia speciosa

Acropora cerealis

Acropora spathulata

Coscinaraea columna

Favia stelligera

Acropora chesterfieldensis

Acropora speciosa

Coscinaraea crassa

Favia truncatus

Acropora clathrata

Acropora squarrosa

Coscinaraea exesa

Favia veroni

Acropora crateriformis

Acropora striata

Coscinaraea wellsi

Favia vietnamensis

Acropora cuneata

Acropora subglabra

Ctenactis albitentaculata

Favites abdita

Acropora cytherea

Acropora subulata

Ctenactis crassa

Favites chinensis

Acropora danai

Acropora tenuis

Ctenactis echinata

Favites complanata

Acropora dendrum

Acropora torihalimeda

Cynarina lacrymalis

Favites flexuosa

Acropora desalwii

Acropora torresiana

Cyphastrea agassizi

Favites halicora

Acropora digitifera

Acropora tortuosa

Cyphastrea chalcidicum

Favites pentagona

Acropora divaricata

Acropora valenciennesi

Cyphastrea decadia

Favites russelli

Acropora donei

Acropora valida

Cyphastrea japonica

Fungia concinna

Acropora echinata

Acropora vaughani

Cyphastrea microphthalma

Fungia costulata

Acropora elizabethensis

Acropora verweyi

Cyphastrea ocellina

Fungia curvata

Acropora elseyi

Acropora wallaceae

Cyphastrea serailia

Fungia cyclolites

Acropora florida

Acropora willisae

Dendrophyllia alcocki

Fungia danae

Acropora formosa

Acropora yongei

Dendrophyllia incisa

Fungia distorta

Acropora gemmifera

Alveopora allingi

Dendrophyllia velata

Fungia fragilis

Acropora glauca

Alveopora catalai

Diploastrea heliopora

Fungia fralinae

Acropora globiceps

Alveopora fenestrata

Distichopora coccinea

Fungia fungites

Acropora grandis

Alveopora gigas

Distichopora livida

Fungia granulosa

Acropora granulosa

Alveopora marionensis

Distichopora nitida

Fungia gravis

Acropora horrida

Alveopora spongiosa

Distichopora violacea

Fungia horrida

Acropora humilis

Alveopora tizardi

Duncanopsammia axifuga

Fungia klunzingeri

Acropora hyacinthus

Alveopora verrilliana

Echinophyllia aspera

Fungia moluccensis

Acropora insignis

Anacropora forbesi

Echinophyllia echinata

Fungia patelliformis

Acropora intermedia

Anacropora matthai

Echinophyllia echinoporoides

Fungia paumotensis

Acropora kirstyae

Anacropora puertogalerae

Echinophyllia nishihirai

Fungia repanda

Acropora latistella

Anacropora reticulata

Echinophyllia orpheensis

Fungia scabra

Acropora listeri

Astreopora cucullata

Echinophyllia tosaensis

Fungia scruposa

Acropora longicyathus

Astreopora explanata

Echinopora gemmacea

Fungia scutaria

Acropora loripes

Astreopora gracilis

Echinopora hirsutissima

Fungia sinensis

Acropora lovelli

Astreopora incrustans

Echinopora horrida

Fungia somervillei

Acropora lutkeni

Astreopora listeri

Echinopora lamellosa

Fungia tenuis


Galaxea acrhelia

Leptoseris yabei

Montipora verruculosus

Porites lobata

Galaxea astreata

Lithophyllon mokai

Moseleya latistellata

Porites lutea

Galaxea fascicularis

Lobophyllia corymbosa

Mycedium elephantotus

Porites mayeri

Galaxea longisepta

Lobophyllia diminuta

Mycedium robokaki

Porites monticulosa

Goniastrea aspera

Lobophyllia hataii

Oulastrea crispata

Porites murrayensis

Goniastrea australensis

Lobophyllia hemprichii

Oulophyllia bennettae

Porites myrmidonensis

Goniastrea edwardsi

Lobophyllia pachysepta

Oulophyllia crispa

Porites nigrescens

Goniastrea favulus

Lobophyllia robusta

Oxypora glabra

Porites rus

Goniastrea minuta

Madracis kirbyi

Oxypora lacera

Porites solida

Goniastrea palauensis

Merulina ampliata

Pachyseris rugosa

Porites stephensoni

Goniastrea pectinata

Merulina scabricula

Pachyseris speciosa

Porites vaughani

Goniastrea retiformis

Micromussa diminuta

Pavona bipartita

Psammocora contigua

Goniopora columna

Montastrea annuligera

Pavona cactus

Psammocora digitata

Goniopora djiboutiensis

Montastrea curta

Pavona clavus

Psammocora explanulata

Goniopora eclipsensis

Montastrea magnistellata

Pavona danai

Psammocora haimiana

Goniopora fruticosa

Montastrea valenciennesi

Pavona decussata

Psammocora nierstraszi

Goniopora lobata

Montipora aequituberculata

Pavona duerdeni

Psammocora profundacella

Goniopora minor

Montipora angulata

Pavona explanulata

Psammocora superficialis

Goniopora norfolkensis

Montipora australiensis

Pavona maldivensis

Psammocora vaughani

Goniopora palmensis

Montipora caliculata

Pavona minuta

Sandalolitha robusta

Goniopora pandoraensis

Montipora capricornis

Pavona varians

Scolymia australis

Goniopora pendulus

Montipora corbettensis

Pavona venosa

Scolymia vitiensis

Goniopora somaliensis

Montipora crassituberculata

Pectinia alcicornis

Seriatopora aculeata

Goniopora stokesi

Montipora danae

Pectinia lactuca

Seriatopora caliendrum

Goniopora stutchburyi

Montipora digitata

Pectinia paeonia

Seriatopora hystrix

Goniopora tenuidens

Montipora efflorescens

Petrophyllia rediviva

Stylophora pistillata

Heliofungia actiniformis

Montipora effusa

Physogyra lichtensteini

Symphyllia agaricia

Heliopora coerulea

Montipora floweri

Platygyra contorta

Symphyllia radians

Herpolitha limax

Montipora foliosa

Platygyra daedalea

Symphyllia recta

Heteropsammia cochlea

Montipora foveolata

Platygyra lamellina

Symphyllia valenciennesii

Heteropsammia moretonensis

Montipora gaimardi

Platygyra pini

Trachyphyllia geoffroyi

Hydnophora exesa

Montipora granulosa

Platygyra ryukyuensis

Tubastraea coccinea

Hydnophora microconos

Montipora grisea

Platygyra sinensis

Tubastraea diaphana

Hydnophora pilosa

Montipora hispida

Platygyra verweyi

Tubastraea faulkneri

Hydnophora rigida

Montipora hoffmeisteri

Plerogyra sinuosa

Tubastraea micrantha

Leptastrea aequalis

Montipora incrassata

Plesiastrea versipora

Turbinaria bifrons

Leptastrea bewickensis

Montipora informis

Pocillopora damicornis

Turbinaria conspicua

Leptastrea inaequalis

Montipora millepora

Pocillopora eydouxi

Turbinaria frondens

Leptastrea pruinosa

Montipora mollis

Pocillopora kelleheri

Turbinaria heronensis

Leptastrea purpurea

Montipora monasteriata

Pocillopora ligulata

Turbinaria mesenterina

Leptastrea transversa

Montipora nodosa

Pocillopora meandrina

Turbinaria patula

Leptoria irregularis

Montipora peltiformis

Pocillopora verrucosa

Turbinaria peltata

Leptoria phrygia

Montipora spongodes

Pocillopora woodjonesi

Turbinaria radicalis

Leptoseris explanata

Montipora spumosa

Podabacia crustacea

Turbinaria reniformis

Leptoseris foliosa

Montipora stellata

Polyphyllia talpina

Turbinaria stellulata

Leptoseris gardineri

Montipora striata

Porites annae

Tubipora musica

Leptoseris hawaiiensis

Montipora tuberculosa

Porites australiensis

Corallium (Genus)

Leptoseris incrustans

Montipora turgescens

Porites cylindrica

Cirrhipathes (Genus)

Leptoseris mycetoseroides

Montipora turtlensis

Porites densa

Stylaster (Genus)

Leptoseris papyracea

Montipora undata

Porites evermanni


Leptoseris scabra

Montipora venosa

Porites heronensis


Leptoseris solida

Montipora verrucosa

Porites lichen