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This instrument declares that Jardini Pty Ltd Lungfish is an approved wildlife trade operation (existing stocks) for Neoceratodus forsteri (Australian Lungfish) under the Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999.
Administered by: Agriculture, Water and the Environment
Registered 07 May 2020
To be ceased 23 Apr 2023
Ceased by Self Ceasing

COMMONWEALTH OF AUSTRALIA

Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999

 

DECLARATION OF AN
APPROVED WILDLIFE TRADE OPERATION (EXISTING STOCKS) FOR
JARDINI PTY LTD LUNGFISH, QUEENSLAND, APRIL 2020

 

I, LOUISE VICKERY, Assistant Secretary, Environment Approvals and Wildlife Trade Branch, as Delegate of the Minister for the Environment 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 for a wildlife trade operation set out in sub-sections 303FN(3), (4) and (5) 

declare that Jardini Pty Ltd is a wildlife trade operation (existing stocks) as defined by subsection 303FN(10)(f) and Regulation 9A.20(5) for Neoceratodus forsteri (Australian Lungfish) from the date of registration on the Federal Register of legislation until 23 April 2023.

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

1.            Jardini Pty Ltd must undertake the wildlife trade operation in accordance with the management regime as described in the application submitted to the Department of Agriculture, Water and the Environment on 8 January 2020.

2.            Jardini Pty Ltd must inform the Department of Agriculture, Water and the Environment of any intended material changes to the management arrangements that may affect the assessment against which Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999 decisions are made.

3.            The broodstock and all their progeny must be kept in a closed controlled environment in accordance with the Queensland Department of Agriculture and Fisheries Aquaculture Development Approvals DA2005BC0398 Tarome facility, and DA1902-99125 and DA2019BC0009 Wynnum facility.

4.            All specimens of Australian lungfish exported under this wildlife trade operation must be fish that are at least first generation, produced from the broodstock collected under Queensland Department of Agriculture and Fisheries General Fisheries permit (Number 188473) or subsequent progeny of those broodstock.

5.            All specimens of Australian lungfish exported under this wildlife trade operation must be fitted with an internal passive integrated transponder tag - PIT tag (or an alternative marking technology system approved by the Department of Agriculture, Water and the Environment).  The passive integrated transponder tag (or approved alternative) numbers must be provided to the Department of Agriculture, Water and the Environment in the annual report (refer to condition 6 of this declaration).

6.            Jardini Pty Ltd must provide an annual report to the Department of Agriculture, Water and the Environment by 31 March each year. The annual report must include details of all Australian lungfish exports, including the PIT tag (or alternative marking system approved by the Department of Agriculture, Water and the Environment) numbers for each Australian lungfish and the size (length and weight) of each Australian lungfish. The report must also provide the details of the number of Australian lungfish held at Jardini Pty Ltd’s aquaculture facilities at Tarome and Wynnum.



 

 

 

Dated this   4th  day of  May 2020

 

Louise Vickery
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Delegate of the Minister for the Environment

 

 

A person whose interests are affected by this declaration may, within 28 days, make an application in writing to the Department of Agriculture, Water and the Environment 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 Wildlife Trade Assessments Section, Department of Agriculture, Water and the Environment, Email: wta@awe.gov.au, Telephone: (02) 6274 1900 (options 2).