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Published Date 18 Mar 2015



Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999


Amendment of List of Exempt Native Specimens



I, PAUL MURPHY, Assistant Secretary, Wildlife Trade and Biosecurity Branch, as Delegate of the Minister for the Environment, 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 taken by Australian Kelp Products Pty Ltd between June to December 2014 inclusive, under licences issued by the Department of Primary Industries and Regions South Australia for the South Australian Beach-cast Seagrass and Marine Algae Fishery as defined in the Fisheries Management (Miscellaneous Fishery) Regulations 2000 in force under the Fisheries Management Act 2007 (South Australia),


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 08 May 2015.




Dated this 11th day of             March 2015




..…….…………………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 reasons may be made in writing to the 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.


Australia’s obligations under the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES) are met through Part 13A of the EPBC Act. Specimens of species listed in Appendix II of Australia’s CITES list under section 303CA of the EPBC Act may only be exported, under a CITES export permit issued under the EPBC Act, if Australia’s CITES Scientific Authority has issued a non detriment finding for that species. Further information, including a list of species for which non detriment findings have been issued and the fisheries from which they may be sourced, is available from http://www.environment.gov.au/topics/biodiversity/wildlife-trade/internationally-endangered-plants-and-animals-cites/how-export.