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Declaration of an Approved Wildlife Trade Operation

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This instrument declares Hinternoosa Hatchery as an Approved Small Scale Wildlife Trade Operation.
Administered by: Agriculture, Water and the Environment
Registered 09 Apr 2018
To be ceased 09 Apr 2021
Ceased by Self Ceasing

COMMONWEALTH OF AUSTRALIA

Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999

DECLARATION OF AN
APPROVED WILDLIFE TRADE OPERATION

 

I, PAUL MURPHY, Assistant Secretary, Wildlife Trade and Biosecurity Branch, as Delegate of the Minister for the Environment and Energy under the Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999,

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

(b) being satisfied as to those matters set out in sub-section 303FN(3)

  and

(c) having had regard to those matters set out in sub-section 303FN(4)

declare that Hinternoosa Hatchery is a small-scale wildlife trade operation for the harvest of Australian Lungfish from Queensland waters as per Queensland Governmetn General Fisheries Permit number 179160, as defined by subsection 303FN(10) and Regulation 9A.20(2).

This declaration has effect subject to the following conditions applied under S303FT:

1.            The operation is undertaken in accordance with the proposal submitted by Hinternoosa on 16 January 2018.

2.            The brood-stock and all their progeny are kept in a closed, controlled environment in accordance with Queensland Department of Agriculture and Fisheries Aquaculture Licence conditions of approval.

3.            All specimens of Australian Lungfish exported under this wildlife trade operation will be animals that are at least first generation, produced from the broodstock collected under licence from the Queensland Department of Agriculture and Fisheries or subsequent progeny of those broodstock.

4.            All specimens of Australian Lungfish exported under this wildlife trade operation will be fitted with an internal passive integrated transponder (PIT) tag and PIT tag numbers will be provided to the Department of the Environment and Energy in an annual report (refer to condition 5 of this declaration).

5.            An annual report is to be provided to the Department of the Environment and Energy by the proprietors of Hinternoosa Hatchery by 31 April each year, and is to include all of the information outlined in the section entitled ‘Reporting’ in the proposal document.

6.            This declaration is valid for a period of three years from the date of registration on the Federal Register of Legislation.

 

Dated this   .......6th...  day of  ..........April...........  2018

 

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, Wildlife Trade Assessments Section, Department of the Environment and Energy, Email: wta@environment.gov.au, Telephone: (02) 6274 1900 (option 2).