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This instrument is a declaration of an approved wildlife trade operation for the purposes of section 303FN of the Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999.
Administered by: Environment and Energy
Registered 12 Feb 2018
Date ceased to have effect 31 Mar 2019
Ceased by Self Ceasing

APPROVED DEVELOPMENTAL WILDLIFE TRADE OPERATION (victorian kangaroo pet food trial) declaration 2018

I, Josh Frydenberg, Minister for the Environment and Energy: 

(a)           having considered public comments as required by section 303FR;

(b)          being satisfied as to the matters set out in section 303FN of the EPBC Act,

declare that the Kangaroo Pet Food Trial Developmental Wildlife Trade Operation Plan is an approved developmental wildlife trade operation for the purposes of section 303FN of the EPBC Act.

The Proposal is subject to the declaration subject to the following conditions applied under s.303FT:

1.      The wildlife trade operation will be carried out in accordance with the Kangaroo Pet Food Trial Developmental Wildlife Trade Operation Plan.

2.      Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning to inform the Department of the Environment and Energy of any intended changes to the Victorian kangaroo management arrangements that may affect the assessment against which Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999 decisions are made.

3.      Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning to submit an annual report to the Department of Environment and Energy by 30 June each year. This report should include:

a.       number of kangaroos authorised for control and the number that are processed

b.      number of kangaroos processed under existing stocks provisions

c.       compliance statistics

d.      a declaration that kangaroos harvested for processing have been killed humanely.

4.      Total number of exports of animals harvested under the Kangaroo Pet Food Trial Developmental Wildlife Trade Operation Plan will not exceed 100,000 kangaroos per calendar year.

5.      Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning to continue to support programs to monitor kangaroo populations with a view to implementing appropriate management responses if commercial kangaroo harvest continues.

6.      This approval is valid until 31 March 2019 to allow for a possible extension of the Kangaroo Pet Food Trial, provided the terms of any extension to the Trial remain identical to those under which this operation is approved.

Dated this 1st day of February 2018

Josh Frydenberg