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Administered by: Sustainability, Environment, Water, Population and Communities
Published Date 24 Jul 2013

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CALL FOR PUBLIC COMMENT

Varying the Threat Abatement Plan 2006 for the incidental catch (or bycatch) of seabirds during oceanic longline fishing operations

The Department of Sustainability, Environment, Water, Population and Communities is seeking written comment from interested groups and individuals on the consultation paper on varying the Threat Abatement Plan 2006 for the incidental catch (or bycatch) of seabirds during oceanic longline fishing operations.

The proposed variation addresses the key threatening process incidental catch (or bycatch) of seabirds during oceanic longline fishing operations listed under the Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999. The proposed variation describes the research, management and other actions to reduce the impacts of oceanic longline fishing operations upon seabirds in Australian waters.

The consultation paper on the proposed variation and instructions to complete a submission are available at:

http://www.environment.gov.au/biodiversity/threatened/tap-drafts.html

The three-month public comment period will close on 31 October 2013.

Please provide your submission on the draft to: seabirdTAP@aad.gov.au or:

Consultation on Varying the 2006 Threat Abatement Plan for Seabirds
Department of Sustainability, Environment, Water, Population and Communities
Australian Antarctic Division
203 Channel Highway
KingstonĀ  TASĀ  7050

For further information, or to request a hard copy of the document, please email ciu@environment.gov.au or phone 1800 803 772.