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Final (Small Pelagic Fishery) Declaration 2012

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Declarations/Other as made
This declaration provides a Commercial Fishing Activity under the Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999.
Administered by: Environment and Energy
General Comments: This declaration is to be in force for the period from the end of the day on which this instrument is registered in the Federal Register of Legislative Instruments until the earliest of the following times: (a) the end of the day on which the report of the expert panel is published on the Department's website under paragraph 390SL(a) of the EPBC Act; (b) midnight on 18 November 2014; (c) if this declaration is revoked—when the revocation comes into force.
Registered 19 Nov 2012
Tabling HistoryDate
Tabled Senate22-Nov-2012
Tabled HR26-Nov-2012

 

Final (Small Pelagic Fishery) Declaration 2012

 

 

Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999 (Cth), section 390SF

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I, TONY BURKE, Minister for Sustainability, Environment, Water, Population and Communities, having agreed with the Minister administering the Fisheries Management Act 1991 (Cth) in relation to the matters specified in paragraphs 390SF(2)(d) and (e) of the Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999 (Cth) (the EPBC Act), make this final declaration under section 390SF of the EPBC Act.

 

Dated    19   November 2012

 

 

 

 

Tony Burke

 

TONY BURKE

Minister for Sustainability, Environment, Water, Population and Communities

 



1                Name of declaration

This declaration is the Final (Small Pelagic Fishery) Declaration 2012.

2                Interpretation

In this declaration:

EPBC Act means the Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999 (Cth).

mid-water trawl method means a method of fishing which involves towing a net behind a boat or boats through the water at a depth below the ocean surface, but higher in the water column than the bottom of the ocean.

Small Pelagic Fishery means the total of the sub-areas described in clauses 1, 2 and 3 of Schedule 1 to the Small Pelagic Fishery Management Plan 2009.

specified vessel means a type of vessel which:

(a)       is greater than 130 metres in total length (determined in accordance with section 10 of the Shipping Registration Act 1981 (Cth)); and

(b)       has an on-board fish processing facility; and

(c)       has storage capacity for fish or fish products in excess of 2,000 tonnes.

Note:      Pursuant to paragraph 13(1)(b) of the Legislative Instruments Act 2003 (Cth), expressions used in this declaration have the same meaning as in the EPBC Act.  For example, commercial fishing activity is defined in subsection 390SC(1A) of the EPBC Act.

3                Period for which this declaration is in force

This declaration is to be in force for the period from the end of the day on which this instrument is registered in the Federal Register of Legislative Instruments until the earliest of the following times:

(a)       the end of the day on which the report of the expert panel is published on the Department's website under paragraph 390SL(a) of the EPBC Act;

(b)       midnight on 18 November 2014;

(c)       if this declaration is revoked—when the revocation comes into force.

4                Declaration of commercial fishing activity

(1)       This section applies to a commercial fishing activity that:

(a)       is in the Small Pelagic Fishery; and

(b)       uses the mid-water trawl method; and

(c)       uses a specified vessel.

(2)       A commercial fishing activity to which this section applies is a declared commercial fishing activity.