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This instrument declares an approved wildlife trade operation for the Victorian Corner Inlet Fishery.
Administered by: Agriculture, Water and the Environment
Registered 02 Aug 2017
To be ceased 31 Jul 2020
Ceased by Self Ceasing

COMMONWEALTH OF AUSTRALIA

Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999

 

DECLARATION OF AN APPROVED WILDLIFE TRADE OPERATION – VICTORIAN CORNER INLET FISHERY, AUGUST 2017

 

I, PAUL MURPHY, Assistant Secretary, Wildlife Trade and Biosecurity Branch, as Delegate of the Minister for the Environment and Energy, have considered in accordance with section 303FN of the Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999 (EPBC Act) the application from the Victorian Department of Economic Development, Jobs, Transport and Resources, public comments on the proposal as required under section 303FR, and advice on the ecological sustainability of the operation. I am satisfied on those matters specified in section 303FN of the EPBC Act. I hereby declare the operations for the harvesting of specimens that are or are derived from fish or invertebrates, other than specimens that belong to species listed under Part 13 of the EPBC Act (other than a species listed in the conservation dependent category) and specimens that belong to taxa listed under section 303CA of the EPBC Act (Australia’s CITES list), taken in the Victorian Corner Inlet Fishery as defined in the management regime in force under the Fisheries Act 1995 (VIC) and Fisheries Regulations 2009 (VIC), to be an approved wildlife trade operation, in accordance with subsection 303FN(2) and paragraph 303FN(10)(d), for the purposes of the EPBC Act.

 

Unless amended or revoked, this declaration:

a)             is valid until 31 July 2020 and;

b)             is subject to the conditions applied under section 303FT specified in the Schedule.

 

 

Dated this                   1st                   day of              August                        2017

 

 

 

 

………….……Paul Murphy……………………

Delegate of the Minister for the Environment and Energy

 

 

A person whose interests are affected by this declaration may, within 28 days, make an application in writing to the Department of the Environment and Energy for the reasons for the decision.

 

An application for independent review of the decision (under section 303GJ(1) of the Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999) may be made to the Administrative Appeals Tribunal (AAT), on payment of the relevant fee (currently $884 or reduced fee where applicable due to financial hardship) by the applicant, either within 28 days of receipt of the reasons for the decision, or within 28 days of this declaration if reasons for the decision are not sought. Applications should be made to the Deputy Registrar, AAT in your Capital City. Please visit the AAT’s website at http://www.aat.gov.au/ for further information.

 

You may make an application under the Freedom of Information Act 1982 (Cth) to access documents relevant to this decision. For further information, please visit http://www.environment.gov.au/foi/index.html.

 

Further enquiries should be directed to the Director, Sustainable Fisheries Section, Department of the Environment and Energy, Telephone: (02) 6274 1917 Email: sustainablefisheries@environment.gov.au.


SCHEDULE

 

Declaration of the Harvest Operations of the Victorian Corner Inlet Fishery as an approved wildlife trade operation, August 2017

 

ADDITIONAL PROVISIONS (section 303FT)

 

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 Victorian Corner Inlet Fishery:

 

1.      Operation of the Victorian Corner Inlet Fishery will be carried out in accordance the Victorian Fisheries Act 1995 and Victorian Fisheries Regulations 2009, and any other relevant management policies, plans or procedures.

 

2.      The Department of Economic Development, Jobs, Transport and Resources to inform the Department of the Environment and Energy of any intended material changes to the management arrangements for the Victorian Corner Inlet Fishery that may affect the assessment against which EPBC Act decisions are made.

 

3.      The Department of Economic Development, Jobs, Transport and Resources to produce and present reports to the Department of the Environment and Energy annually as per Appendix B of the Guidelines for the Ecologically Sustainable Management of Fisheries - 2nd Edition.

 

4.      The Department of Economic Development, Jobs, Transport and Resources continues to work with stakeholders to develop and implement robust and reliable programs to monitor, analyse and validate logbook data, and implement appropriate management responses in a timely manner to support confidence in future stock assessments.