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Published Date 30 May 2014



Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999




I, PAUL MURPHY, Assistant Secretary, Wildlife Trade and 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

Northern Territory Aquarium Fishery (being the Aquarium Fishing/Display Fishery as defined in the Northern Territory Fisheries Regulations in force under the Northern Territory Fisheries Act 1988).

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 9 December 2016; and

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


Dated this                  29th                 day of              May                 2014




………….…….………Paul 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 Northern Territory Aquarium Fishery subject to the following conditions:


  1. Operation of the fishery will be carried out in accordance with the management regime under the Northern Territory Fisheries Act 1988 and the Northern Territory Fisheries Regulations 1993.


  1. The Northern Territory Department of Primary Industry and Fisheries (DPIF) to inform the Department of the Environment of any intended material changes to the Northern Territory Aquarium Fishery management arrangements that may affect the assessment against which Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999 decisions are made.


  1. The Northern Territory DPIF 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’.
  2. The Northern Territory DPIF to:

a)      work to ensure that the harvest of CITES listed species is limited according to current non-detriment findings for each species or species group,

b)      immediately inform the Department of any breaches in harvest limits and prohibit further harvest of affected species if required, and

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

  1. The Northern Territory DPIF to:

a)      commence an Environmental Risk Assessment (ERA) process in 2014/15. Any recommendations resulting from the ERA to be addressed in the subsequent fishing season, and

b)      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.

  1. The Northern Territory DPIF to:

a)      review current data collection methods and implement measures to ensure the accuracy and timeliness of data collection and validation, and

b)      investigate and implement appropriate compliance measures to ensure the accuracy of logbook data.











Scleractinian coral

Acropora monticulosa

Echinophyllia aspera 

Goniastrea favulus 

Acanthastrea bowerbanki

Acropora nana

Echinophyllia orpheensis

Goniastrea palauensis  

Acanthastrea echinata 

Acropora nasuta

Euphyllia ancora

Goniastrea pectinata 

Acanthastrea hemprichii

Acropora nobilis

Euphyllia cristata

Goniastrea retiformis 

Acanthastrea hillae 

Acropora palifera

Euphyllia divisa

Goniopora columna 

Acanthastrea lordhowensis

Acropora palmerae

Euphyllia glabrescens 

Goniopora djiboutiensis 

Acanthastrea maxima

Acropora papillare

Euphyllia paraancora 

Goniopora eclipsensis 

Acanthastrea maxima

Acropora polystoma

Favia favus 

Goniopora lobata 

Acanthastrea micromussa

Acropora pulchra

Favia helianthoides 

Goniopora minor 

Acropora abrotanoides

Acropora robusta

Favia laxa 

Goniopora norfolkensis 

Acropora aculeus

Acropora russelli

Favia lizardensis 

Goniopora pandoraensis 

Acropora acuminata

Acropora samoensis

Favia maritima 

Goniopora pendulus 

Acropora anthocercis

Acropora sarmentosa

Favia matthaii 

Goniopora somaliensis 

Acropora aspera

Acropora selago

Favia maxima 

Goniopora stokesi

Acropora austera

Acropora solitaryensis

Favia pallida 

Goniopora stutchburyi  

Acropora brueggemanni

Acropora spicifera

Favia rotumana 

Goniopora tenuidens 

Acropora bushyensis

Acropora stoddarti

Favia rotundata 

Heliofungia actiniformis

Acropora cardenae

Acropora subglabra

Favia speciosa 

Herpolitha limax

Acropora cerealis

Acropora subulata

Favia stelligera 

Heteractis crispa

Acropora clathrata

Acropora tenuis

Favia truncatus 

Heteractis magnifica

Acropora cytherea

Acropora tortuosa

Favia veroni 

Heteractis malu

Acropora danai

Acropora turaki

Favites abdita

Hydnophora exesa 

Acropora dendrum

Acropora valenciennesi

Favites chinensis 

Hydnophora microconos 

Acropora digitifera

Acropora valida

Favites complanata 

Hydnophora pilosa 

Acropora divaricata

Acropora vaughani

Favites flexuosa 

Hydnophora rigida 

Acropora donei          

Acropora verweyi

Favites halicora 

Leptastrea purpurea

Acropora echinata

Acropora willisae

Favites paraflexuosa 

Leptastrea transversa

Acropora efflorescence

Acropora yongei

Favites pentagona 

Leptogorgia virgulata

Acropora elseyi

Alveopora allingi

Favites russelli 

Leptoria phrygia 

Acropora exquisita

Alveopora spongiosa

Fungia concinna

Lithophyllon edwardsi

Acropora florida

Alveopora tizardi

Fungia costulata

Lithophyllon undulatum

Acropora formosa

Alveopora verrilliana

Fungia cyclolites

Lobophyllia corymbosa 

Acropora gemmifera

Astreopora expansa

Fungia distorta

Lobophyllia diminuta 

Acropora glauca

Astreopora gracilis

Fungia fragilis

Lobophyllia hataii 

Acropora grandis

Astreopora myriophthalma

Fungia fungites

Lobophyllia hemprichii

Acropora granulosa

Astreopora ocellata    

Fungia granulosa

Lobophyllia pachysepta 

Acropora horrida

Astreopora randalli

Fungia horrida

Lobophyllia robusta  

Acropora humilis

Australogyra zelli

Fungia klunzingeri

Merulina ampliata

Acropora hyacinthus

Australomussa rowleyensis

Fungia patelliformis

Micromussa amakusensis

Acropora Indiana

Balanophyllia cornu

Fungia paumotensis

Micromussa diminuta

Acropora intermedia

Balanophyllia generatrix

Fungia repanda          

Montastrea curta 

Acropora latistella

Blastomussa wellsi

Fungia scruposa

Montastrea magnistellata 

Acropora listeri

Ctenactis albitentaculata

Fungia scutaria

Montastrea valenciennesi 

Acropora loisetteae

Ctenactis echinata      

Fungia sinensis

Montipora aequituberculata

Acropora longicyathus

Cynarina lacrymalis 

Fungia tenuis

Montipora angulata

Acropora lovelli

Cyphastrea chalcidicum

Galaxea astreata

Montipora australiensis

Acropora lutkeni

Cyphastrea microphthalma

Galaxea fascicularis

Montipora calcarea

Acropora microclados

Cyphastrea seralia

Goniastrea aspera 

Montipora caliculata

Acropora microphthalma

Dendrophyllia arbuscula

Goniastrea australensis 

Montipora capricornis

Acropora millepora

Duncanopsammia axifuga

Goniastrea edwardsi 

Montipora crassituberculata

Montipora danae

Moseleya latistellata

Pocillopora woodjonesi 

Scolymia vitiensis

Montipora digitata

Mycedium elephantotus

Podabacia crustacea

Seriatopora hystrix

Montipora efflorescens

Oxypora lacera

Polyphyllia talpina

Stylophora pistillata 

Montipora floweri

Pavona cactus

Porites annae  

Stylophora subseriata

Montipora foliosa

Pavona decussata

Porites aranetai 

Symphyllia agaricia 

Montipora foveolata

Pavona explanata

Porites australiensis 

Symphyllia radians 

Montipora grisea

Pavona maldivensis

Porites cylindrica 

Symphyllia recta 

Montipora hispida

Pavona varians

Porites evermanni

Symphyllia valenciennesii 

Montipora hoffmeisteri

Pavona venosa

Porites heronensis  

Trachyphyllia geoffroyi 

Montipora incrassata

Pectinia lactuca 

Porites lichen

Tubastraea micranthus

Montipora informis

Pectinia paeonia 

Porites lobata

Tubipora musica

Montipora millepora

Pectinia teres 

Porites lutea 

Tubipora musica

Montipora mollis

Physogyra lichtensteini

Porites murrayensis 

Turbinaria bifrons 

Montipora monasteriata

Platygyra daedalea 

Porites nigrescens 

Turbinaria conspicua 

Montipora nodosa

Platygyra lamellina 

Porites rus  

Turbinaria frondens

Montipora peltiformis

Platygyra pini 

Porites solida 

Turbinaria mesenterina 

Montipora spongodes

Platygyra ryukyuensis 

Porites stephensoni 

Turbinaria patula 

Montipora spumosa

Platygyra sinensis 

Porites vaughani 

Turbinaria peltata

Montipora stellata

Platygyra verweyi 

Psammocora contigua

Turbinaria radicalis 

Montipora tuberculosa

Plerogyra sinuosa

Psammocora digitata

Turbinaria reniformis 

Montipora turgescens

Plesiastrea versipora

Psammocora explanulata

Turbinaria stellulata

Montipora turtlensis

Pocillopora damicornis

Psammocora haimeana

Giant clams

Montipora undata

Pocillopora eydouxi  

Psammocora nierstraszi

Tridacna maxima

Montipora venosa

Pocillopora meandrina 

Psammocora profundacella

Tridacna squamosa

Montipora verrucosa

Pocillopora verrucosa 

Psammocora superficialis

Live rock