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This instrument amends the Declaration of an Approved Wildlife Trade Operation – Queensland Coral Fishery, June 2018 to update Condition 4.
Administered by: Agriculture, Water and the Environment
Registered 23 Dec 2020

COMMONWEALTH OF AUSTRALIA

 

Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999

 

VARIATION TO CONDITION 4 OF THE APPROVED WILDLIFE TRADE OPERATION QUEENSLAND CORAL FISHERY, JUNE 2018

 

I, LAURA TIMMINS, Senior Director, Wildlife Trade Office, 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 21 June 2018 for the Queensland Coral Fishery as defined in the management regime in force under the Fisheries Act 1994 (Qld) such that the condition specified in the Schedule to that declaration is varied as follows:

 

In Condition 4, delete the words

 

The Queensland Department of Agriculture and Fisheries to finalise and implement a new harvest strategy by the end of 2020. The harvest strategy should:

a)      incorporate and replace the existing performance management system for this fishery;

b)      implement a finer scale spatial management system  

 

and replace with the words

 

The Queensland Department of Agriculture and Fisheries to finalise a new harvest strategy by 18 June 2021. The harvest strategy should:

a)      incorporate and replace the existing performance management system for this fishery;

b)      implement a finer scale spatial management

 

 

Dated this        22nd      day of December 2020

 

 

                                                            Laura Timmins

                                    ………………..….…….……………………….........

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 Agriculture, Water and the Environment 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, Department of Agriculture, Water and the Environment, Telephone: (02) 6274 1917 Email: sustainablefisheries@awe.gov.au..

 

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. Further information, including a list of species for which non detriment findings have been issued and the fisheries from which they may be sourced, is available from htttp://www.environment.gov.au/topics/biodiversity/wildlife-trade/internationally-endangered-plants-and-animals-cites/how-export htttp://www.environment.gov.au/topics/biodiversity/wildlife-trade/internationally-endangered-plants-and-animals-cites/how-export.