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This instrument declares the operation that is specified in column 1 of Table 1 to be an approved wildlife trade operation under subsection 303FN (2) of the Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999, to the extent the operation relates to the class of specimens specified in column 2 of Table 1.
Administered by: Agriculture, Water and the Environment
Registered 04 Sep 2017
To be ceased 05 Sep 2020
Ceased by Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999
Ceasing Comments See subsection 303FN(6).

COMMONWEALTH OF AUSTRALIA

Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999

 

DECLARATION OF AN APPROVED WILDLIFE TRADE OPERATION – ABROLHOS CORAL AND LIVE ROCK, 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 Abrolhos Coral and Live Rock operation, 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, but only to the extent the operation relates to the class of specimens specified in column 2 of Table 1. I am also satisfied that the operation that is specified in column 1 of Table 1 is an existing stocks operation, as defined by subregulation 9A.20, but only to the extent the operation relates to the class of specimens specified in column 2 of Table 1

 

Having satisfied myself on the matters set out in section 303FN of the EPBC Act, I hereby 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

Operation

Class of specimens

Collection of broodstock specimens by the Abrolhos Coral and Live Rock operation from 2010 to 2016.

Specimens that are, or are derived from, specimens that:

a)      were collected between 2010 and 2016 under Exemption No 1808, 2529, 2610 and 2752 issued under the Western Australian Fish Resources Management Act 1994, and

b)      belong to taxa listed in Schedule 1.

 

 

 

Dated this                   30th                 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 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 1

Hard corals

Alveopora spongiosa

Goniopora djiboutiensis

Montipora turtlensis

Acanthastrea echinata

Alveopora tizardi

Goniopora pendulus

Moseleya latistellata

Acanthastrea hillae

Alveopora verrilliana

Goniopora stokesi

Mycedium elephantotus

Acropora abrolhosensis

Astreopora gracilis

Goniopora stutchburyi

Oxypora glabra

Acropora aculeus

Astreopora myriophthalma

Goniopora tenuidens

Oxypora lacera

Acropora acuminata

Astreopora ocellata

Hydnophora exesa

Pachyseris speciosa

Acropora anthocercis

Barabattoia amicorum

Hydnophora pilosa

Palauastrea ramosa

Acropora aspera

Blastomussa merleti

Leptastrea pruinosa

Platygyra daedalea

Acropora cerealis

Blastomussa wellsi

Leptastrea purpurea

Platygyra lamellina

Acropora dendrum

Coscinaraea columna

Leptoseris explanata

Pocillopora damicornis

Acropora digitifera

Coscinaraea exesa

Leptoseris foliosa

Pocillopora meandrina

Acropora donei

Coscinaraea marshae

Leptoseris hawaiiensis

Pocillopora verrucosa

Acropora florida

Cycloseris patelliformis

Leptoseris mycetoseroides

Porites heronensis

Acropora formosa

Cyphastrea microphthalma

Leptoseris scabra

Porites lichen

Acropora glauca

Cyphastrea serailia

Lobophyllia corymbosa

Porites lobata

Acropora grandis

Echinophyllia aspera

Lobophyllia hataii

Porites lutea

Acropora granulosa

Echinophyllia orpheensis

Lobophyllia hemprichii

Porites solida

Acropora horrida

Euphyllia cristata

Merulina ampliata

Protopalythoa spp.

Acropora hyacinthus

Euphyllia divisa

Montastrea curta

Psammocora contigua

Acropora latistella

Euphyllia glabrescens

Montastrea magnistellata

Psammocora digitata

Acropora lovelli

Favia favus

Montastrea valenciennesi

Psammocora explanulata

Acropora microphthalma

Favia laxa

Montipora aequituberculata

Psammocora haimeana

Acropora millepora

Favia lizardensis

Montipora angulata

Psammocora profundacella

Acropora nasuta

Favia matthaii

Montipora australiensis

Psammocora superficialis

Acropora nobilis

Favia maxima

Montipora caliculata

Ricordea spp.

Acropora pulchra

Favia pallida

Montipora capricornis

Scapophyllia cylindrica

Acropora robusta

Favia rotundata

Montipora crassituberculata

Seriatopora hystrix

Acropora sarmentosa

Favia verona

Montipora danae

Symphyllia wilsoni

Acropora selago

Favites abdita

Montipora digitata

Turbinaria bifrons

Acropora solitaryensis

Favites chinensis

Montipora efflorescens

Turbinaria conspicua

Acropora spicifera

Favites complanata

Montipora foliosa

Turbinaria frondens

Acropora stoddarti

Favites flexuosa

Montipora grisea

Turbinaria mesenterina

Acropora subulata

Favites halicora

Montipora hispida

Turbinaria peltata

Acropora tenuis

Favites pentagona

Montipora hoffmeisteri

Turbinaria radiculis

Acropora tortuosa

Favites russelli

Montipora incrassata

Turbinaria reniformis

Acropora valenciennesi

Fungea repanda

Montipora informis

Turbinaria stellulata

Acropora valida

Galaxea fascicularis

Montipora mollis

Other invertebrates

Acropora vaughani

Goniastrea aspera

Montipora nodosa

Entacmaea quadricolor

Acropora verweyi

Goniastrea australensis

Montipora peltiformis

Macrodactyla doreensis

Acropora willisae

Goniastrea edwardsi

Montipora spongodes

Stichodactyla giganta

Acropora yongei

Goniastrea favulus

Montipora spumosa

Stichodactyla haddoni

Alveopora allingi

Goniastrea palauensis

Montipora stellata

Zoanthus spp.

Alveopora fenestrata

Goniastrea pectinata

Montipora turgescens

Live rock

Alveopora gigas

Goniopora columna