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This instrument varies the conditions to which the wildlife trade operation for the NT Aquarium Fishery is subject. The purpose of the variation is to include 4 species of scleractinian corals to Schedule 2.
Administered by: Environment and Energy
Registered 20 Jan 2017

Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999




I, NATHAN HANNA, A/g Assistant Secretary, Wildlife Trade and Biosecurity Branch, as Delegate of the Minister for the Environment and Energy, hereby vary under paragraph 303FT(7)(b) of the Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999 (EPBC Act) the declaration of an approved wildlife trade operation dated 9 December 2016 for the Northern Territory Aquarium Fishery (being the Aquarium Fishing/Display Fishery, as defined Northern Territory Fisheries Regulations in force under the Northern Territory Fisheries Act 1988, such that the condition specified in the Schedule to that declaration is varied as follows:


In Schedule 2, include the following:

“Blastomussa merletti, Leptoseris scabra, Tubastraea diaphana and Tubastraea faulkneri”



Dated this 18th day of January 2017





 ……….…….……Nathan Hanna…………….........

Delegate of the Minister for the Environment and Energy





1.             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 and Energy 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.


2.             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 htttp://www.environment.gov.au/topics/biodiversity/wildlife-trade/internationally -endangered-plants-and-animals-cites/how-export.