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This instrument varies the Declaration of an Approved Wildlife Trade Operation – Queensland East Coast Inshore Fin Fish Fishery, September 2018.
Administered by: Environment and Energy
Registered 13 Dec 2018

Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999

 

DECLARATION OF AN APPROVED WILDLIFE TRADE OPERATION – QUEENSLAND EAST COAST INSHORE FIN FISH FisherY, DECEMBER 2018

 

I, Paul Murphy, Assistant Secretary, Wildlife Trade and Biosecurity Branch, as Delegate of the Minister for the Environment, 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 26 September 2018, for the Queensland East Coast Inshore Fin Fish Fishery as defined in the management regime in force under the Queensland Fisheries Act 1994 and the Queensland Fisheries Regulations 2008, such that the condition specified in the Schedule to that declaration is varied as follows:

In Condition 1, delete the words:

1. Unless otherwise amended or revoked, this declaration is valid until 14 December 2018, to allow for the Department’s assessment of the fishery, for a longer term wildlife trade operation approval period, to be finalised.

and replace with the words:

1. Unless otherwise amended or revoked, this declaration is valid until 28 February 2019, to allow for the Department’s assessment of the fishery, for a longer term wildlife trade operation approval period, to be finalised.

In Condition 5, delete the words:

5. The Queensland Department of Agriculture and Fisheries to continue to develop a strategy for the harvest of key fish and shark species taken in the Queensland East Coast Inshore Fin Fish Fishery in consultation with relevant experts and stakeholders. The strategy should include decision rules and reference points that trigger management actions to ensure catch limits remain ecologically sustainable. Performance against this strategy to be included in annual reports specified at Condition 3.”

and replace with the words:

5. The Queensland Department of Agriculture and Fisheries to continue to develop a strategy for the harvest of key fish and shark species taken in the Queensland East Coast Inshore Fin Fish Fishery in consultation with relevant experts and stakeholders. The strategy should include decision rules and reference points that trigger management actions to ensure catch limits remain ecologically sustainable. Performance against this strategy to be included in annual reports specified at Condition 4.”

In Condition 6, delete the words:

6. The Queensland Department of Agriculture and Fisheries to continue to develop an improved data collection and validation approach that supports the strategy outlined in Condition 4, and facilitates monitoring and management of all target, bycatch and protected species impacted by the fishery.”

and replace with the words:

6. The Queensland Department of Agriculture and Fisheries to continue to develop an improved data collection and validation approach that supports the strategy outlined in Condition 5, and facilitates monitoring and management of all target, bycatch and protected species impacted by the fishery.”

 

 

 

Dated this 12th day of December 2018

 

 

 

 

Paul Murphy

Delegate of the Minister for the Environment

 

 

 

Notes:                                                                                                                                                                           

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, Wildlife Trade Assessments 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.