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Administered by: Sustainability, Environment, Water, Population and Communities
Published Date 20 Dec 2012
Printed Publication Date 20 Dec 2012

 

COMMONWEALTH OF AUSTRALIA

Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999

 

DECLARATION OF AN APPROVED WILDLIFE TRADE OPERATION

 

I, GEOFF RICHARDSON, Assistant Secretary, Marine Biodiversity and Biosecurity Branch, as Delegate of the Minister for Sustainability, Environment, Water, Population and Communities, hereby vary under paragraph 303FT(7)(b) of the Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999 (EPBC Act) the declaration of an approved wildlife trade operation dated 27 June 2012 for the Queensland Coral Fishery as defined under the Queensland Fisheries Regulations 2008 and the Queensland Fisheries Act 1994 such that the conditions specified in Schedule 2 to that declaration are varied as follows:

 

in Condition 4, delete the words

“By 31 December 2012, Fisheries Queensland, in consultation with Australia’s CITES Scientific Authority for Marine Species (Department of Sustainability, Environment, Water, Population and Communities) to review and update the vulnerability assessment of coral taxa collected in the Queensland Coral Fishery to include new and emerging target species/species groups, with particular reference to taxa that are listed on Appendix II of CITES”

and replace with the words


“By 12 April 2013, Fisheries Queensland, in consultation with Australia’s CITES Scientific Authority for Marine Species (Department of Sustainability, Environment, Water, Population and Communities) to review and update the vulnerability assessment of coral taxa collected in the Queensland Coral Fishery to include new and emerging target species/species groups, with particular reference to taxa that are listed on Appendix II of CITES”.

 

Dated this 19 day of December 2012

 

 

………………………Geoff Richardson………………………

Delegate of the Minister for Sustainability, Environment, Water, Population and Communities

 

Under the Administrative Appeals Tribunal Act 1975, a person whose interests are affected by this decision may apply for a statement of reasons and for independent review of the decision. An application for a statement of reason may be made in writing to Department of Sustainability, Environment, Water, Population and Communities within 28 days of the date of the declaration. An application for independent review may be made to the Administrative Appeals Tribunal on payment of the relevant fee within 28 days of the date of the declaration, or if reasons are sought, within 28 days of receipt of reasons. Further information may be obtained from the Director, Sustainable Fisheries Section.