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Administered by: Sustainability, Environment, Water, Population and Communities
Published Date 22 May 2013
Printed Publication Date 22 May 2013

COMMONWEALTH OF AUSTRALIA

 

Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999

 

Amendment of List of Exempt Native Specimens

 

 

I, GEOFF RICHARDSON, Assistant Secretary, Marine Biodiversity and Biosecurity Branch, as Delegate of the Minister for Sustainability, Environment, Water, Population and Communities, pursuant to subsection 303DC(1) of the Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999 (EPBC Act), hereby amend the list of exempt native specimens established under section 303DB of the EPBC Act by including in the list the following:

 

·         specimens that are or are derived from fish or invertebrates, other than specimens that belong to species listed under Part 13 of the EPBC Act (other than a species listed in the conservation dependent category), taken by Australian flagged vessels operating under Australia’s High Seas Permits issued by the Australian Fisheries Management Authority in waters outside the outer limits of the exclusive economic zone of all countries (High Seas) including Australia and its external territories not already covered under existing Australian fisheries management regimes

 

with a notation that inclusion of the specimens in the list is subject to the following restrictions or conditions:

 

·         the specimen, or the fish or invertebrate from which it is derived, was taken lawfully, and

 

·         the specimens are included in the list until 18 May 2018.

 

 

Dated this 20th day of May 2013

 

 

 

 

……………………Geoff Richardson……………………

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