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General Comments: This notice is revoked by F2022N00239, registered on 27 October 2022.
Published Date 23 Dec 2013


Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999


I, PAUL MURPHY, Assistant Secretary, Wildlife Trade & 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

Western Australian Marine Aquarium Fish Managed Fishery, as defined in the Western Australian Fish Resources Management Act 1994 and the Western Australian Fish Resources Management Regulations 1995, and in accordance with permits issued under the Western Australian Fish Resources Management 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.

This declaration:

a)             is valid until 20 October 2016; and

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


Dated this 20th day of December 2013


………………....P. Murphy…………………

Delegate of the Minister for the Environment

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 the Environment 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.





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 Marine Aquarium Fish Managed Fishery subject to the following conditions:

  1. Operation of the fishery will be carried out in accordance with the management regime under the Western Australian Fish Resources Management Act 1994 and the Western Australian Fish Resources Management Regulations 1995.


  1. The Western Australian Department of Fisheries to advise the Department of the Environment of any intended material change to the fishery’s legislated management regime and management arrangements that could affect the criteria on which Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999 decisions are based.


3.      The Western Australian Department of 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 Western Australian Department of Fisheries to:

a)      limit harvest of CITES listed species according to current non-detriment findings for each species or species group, and

b)      consult with the Department of the Environment prior to a change to the management arrangements for a CITES or EPBC Act  listed species being implemented

5.      The Western Australian Department of Fisheries to:

a)      undertake an ecological risk assessment (ERA) in 2014, with actions underway to address any recommendations resulting from the assessment by January 2015

b)      finalise and adopt the harvest strategy for the fishery by mid 2015, and

c)      consider further research on CITES species in the context of the outcomes of the ERA, including on species' distribution and abundance in areas of high fishing effort.















Acanthastrea bowerbanki

Acanthastrea echinata

Acanthastrea hemprichii

Acanthastrea hillae

Acanthastrea lordhowensis

Acropora abrolhosensis

Acropora abrotanoides

Acropora aculeus

Acropora acuminata

Acropora anthocercis

Acropora aspera

Acropora austera

Acropora brueggemanni

Acropora bushyensis

Acropora cardenae

Acropora caroliniana

Acropora cerealis

Acropora clathrata

Acropora cytherea

Acropora danai

Acropora dendrum

Acropora digitifera

Acropora divaricata

Acropora donei

Acropora elseyi

Acropora exquisita

Acropora florida

Acropora formosa

Acropora gemmifera

Acropora glauca

Acropora grandis

Acropora granulosa

Acropora horrida

Acropora humilis

Acropora hyacinthus

Acropora indiana

Acropora insignis

Acropora intermedia

Acropora latistella

Acropora listeri

Acropora loisetteae

Acropora longicyathus

Acropora lovelli

Acropora lutkeni

Acropora microclados

Acropora microphthalma

Acropora millepora

Acropora monticulosa

Acropora nana

Acropora nasuta

Acropora nobilis

Acropora ocellata

Acropora palifera

Acropora palmerae

Acropora papillare

Acropora polystoma

Acropora pulchra

Acropora robusta

Acropora russelli

Acropora samoensis

Acropora sarmentosa

Acropora selago

Acropora seriata

Acropora solitaryensis

Acropora spathulata

Acropora spicifera

Acropora stoddarti

Acropora striata

Acropora subglabra

Acropora subulata

Acropora tenuis

Acropora tortuosa

Acropora turaki

Acropora valenciennesi

Acropora valida

Acropora vaughani

Acropora verweyi

Acropora willisae

Acropora yongei

Alveopora allingi

Alveopora catalai

Alveopora fenestrata

Alveopora gigas

Alveopora spongiosa

Alveopora tizardi

Alveopora verrilliana

Australomussa rowleyensis

Balanophyllia bairdiana

Balanophyllia buccina

Balanophyllia carinata

Balanophyllia cornu

Balanophyllia elliptica

Balanophyllia generatrix

Balanophyllia gigas

Balanophyllia imperialis

Blastomussa merleti

Blastomussa wellsi

Catalaphyllia jardinei

Caulastraea curvata


Caulastraea tumida

Coscinaraea columna

Coscinaraea exesa

Coscinaraea marshae

Coscinaraea mcneilli

Cycloseris cyclolites

Cynarina lacrymalis

Cyphastrea chalcidicum

Cyphastrea microphthalma

Cyphastrea serailia

Dendrophyllia alcocki

Dendrophyllia arbuscula

Dendrophyllia boschmai

Desmophyllum dianthus

Diploastrea heliopora

Duncanopsammia axifuga

Echinophyllia aspera

Echinophyllia echinata

Echinophyllia orpheensis

Echinopora ashmorensis

Echinopora gemmacea

Echinopora hirsutissima

Echinopora horrida

Echinopora lamellosa

Euphyllia ancora

Euphyllia cristata

Euphyllia divisa

Euphyllia glabrescens

Euphyllia paraancora

Favia favus

Favia helianthoides

Favia laxa

Favia lizardensis

Favia matthaii

Favia maxima

Favia pallida

Favia rotumana

Favia rotundata

Favia speciosa

Favia stelligera

Favia truncatus

Favia veroni

Favites abdita

Favites chinensis

Favites complanata

Favites flexuosa

Favites halicora

Favites paraflexuosa

Favites pentagona

Favites russelli

Fungia concinna

Fungia costulata

Fungia curvata

Fungia cyclolites

Fungia distorta

Fungia fragilis

Fungia fungites

Fungia granulosa

Fungia horrida

Fungia klunzingeri

Fungia patelliformis

Fungia paumotensis

Fungia repanda

Fungia scruposa

Fungia scutaria

Fungia sinensis

Fungia tenuis

Fungia patelliformis

Fungia paumotensis

Fungia repanda

Fungia scruposa

Fungia scutaria

Fungia sinensis

Fungia tenuis

Galaxea astreata

Galaxea fascicularis

Goniastrea aspera

Goniastrea australensis

Goniastrea edwardsi

Goniastrea favulus

Goniastrea palauensis

Goniastrea pectinata

Goniastrea retiformis

Goniopora columna

Goniopora djiboutiensis

Goniopora eclipsensis

Goniopora lobata

Goniopora minor

Goniopora norfolkensis

Goniopora pandoraensis

Goniopora pendulus

Goniopora somaliensis

Goniopora stokesi

Goniopora stutchburyi

Goniopora tenuidens

Herpolitha limax

Hydnophora exesa

Hydnophora microconos

Hydnophora pilosa

Hydnophora rigida

Leptoria phrygia

Leptastrea purpurea

Lithophyllon mokai

Lithophyllon undulatum

Lobophyllia corymbosa

Lobophyllia diminuta

Lobophyllia hataii

Lobophyllia hemprichii

Lobophyllia pachysepta

Merulina ampliata

Merulina scabricula

Micromussa amakusensis

Micromussa diminuta

Montastrea annuligera

Montastrea colemani

Montastrea curta

Montastrea magnistellata

Montastrea valenciennesi

Montipora aequituberculata

Montipora angulata

Montipora australiensis

Montipora calcarea

Montipora caliculata

Montipora capricornis

Montipora crassituberculata

Montipora danae

Montipora digitata

Montipora efflorescens

Montipora floweri

Montipora foliosa

Montipora foveolata

Montipora grisea

Montipora hispida

Montipora hoffmeisteri

Montipora incrassata

Montipora informis

Montipora millepora

Montipora mollis

Montipora monasteriata

Montipora nodosa

Montipora peltiformis

Montipora spongodes

Montipora spumosa

Montipora stellata

Montipora tuberculosa

Montipora turgescens

Montipora turtlensis

Montipora undata

Montipora venosa

Montipora verrucosa

Moseleya latistellata

Mycedium elephantosus

Mycedium mancaoi

Oulophyllia benettae

Oulophyllia crispa

Oulophyllia benettae

Oxypora glabra

Oxypora lacera

Pachyseris rugosa

Pachyseris speciosa

Pavona cactus

Pavona clavus

Pavona decussata

Pavona duerdeni

Pavona explanulata

Pavona maldivensis

Pavona varians

Pavona venosa

Pectinia lactuca

Pectinia paeonia

Pectinia teres

Platygyra daedalea

Platygyra lamellina

Platygyra pini

Platygyra ryukyuensis

Platygyra sinensis

Platygyra verweyi

Plerogyra sinuosa

Plesiastrea versipora

Pocillopora damicornis

Pocillopora eydouxi

Pocillopora meandrina

Pocillopora verrucosa

Pocillopora woodjonesi

Polyphyllia talpina

Porites annae

Porites aranetai

Porites australiensis

Porites cylindrica

Porites eridani

Porites evermanni

Porites heronensis

Porites lichen

Porites lobata

Porites lutea

Porites murrayensis

Porites nigrescens

Porites rus

Porites solida

Porites stephensoni

Porites vaughani

Scolymia australis

Seriatopora caliendrum

Seriatopora hystrix

Stylophora pistillata

Symphyllia agaricia

Symphyllia radians

Symphyllia recta

Symphyllia valenciennesii

Symphyllia wilsoni

Trachyphyllia geoffroyi

Tubastraea coccinea

Tubastraea diaphana

Turbinaria bifrons

Turbinaria conspicua

Turbinaria frondens

Turbinaria mesenterina

Turbinaria patula

Turbinaria peltata

Turbinaria radicalis

Turbinaria reniformis

Turbinaria stellulata




Giant Clams





Tridacna squamosa

Live Rock

H. angustus



Tridacna maxima


H. elongatus





H. tuberculatus