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— pp 1300 - 1301
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

 

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, have considered in accordance with section 303FN of the Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999 (EPBC Act) the application from the Western Australian Department of Fisheries and advice on the ecological sustainability of the operation. I am satisfied on those matters specified in section 303FN of the EPBC Act. I hereby declare the operations for the harvesting of specimens that are, or are derived from, fish or invertebrates, other than specimens of species listed under Part 13 of the EPBC Act, taken in the Western Australian South Coast Trawl Fishery, as defined in the Western Australian Department of Fisheries Exemption Number 2215 relating to the South Coast Trawl Fishery made under the Western Australian Fish Resources Management Act 1994 and the Western Australian Fish Resources Management Regulations 1995, to be an approved wildlife trade operation, in accordance with subsection 303FN(2) and paragraph 303FN(10)(d), for the purposes of the EPBC Act.

 

Unless amended or revoked, this declaration:

a)                  is valid until 6 May 2016 and;

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

 

 

Dated this fourteenth day of            May 2013

 

 

 

 

…………..………Geoff Richardson…………………

 

Minister for Sustainability, Environment, Water, Population and Communities

 

 

 


SCHEDULE

 

Declaration of the Harvest Operations of the Western Australian South Coast Trawl Fishery as an approved wildlife trade operation, May 2013

 

ADDITIONAL PROVISIONS (section 303FT)

 

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 Western Australian South Coast Trawl Fishery:

 

1.      Operation of the Western Australian (WA) South Coast Trawl Fishery will be carried out in accordance with the management regime in force under the Western Australian Fish Resources Management Act 1994.

 

2.   The WA Department of Fisheries to inform the Department of Sustainability, Environment, Water, Population and Communities of any proposed changes to the WA South Coast Trawl Fishery management arrangements that may affect the assessment against which Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999 decisions are based.

 

3.   The WA Department of Fisheries to produce and present reports to the department annually, as per Appendix B to the 'Guidelines for the Ecologically Sustainable Management of Fisheries – 2nd Edition'.

 

4.   The WA Department of Fisheries to develop appropriate trigger limits and associated management responses for scalefish catch in the fishery.