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This instrument declares that Hinternoosa Hatchery is an approved wildlife trade operation (existing stocks) under the Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999.
Administered by: Agriculture, Water and the Environment
Registered 06 May 2021

 

COMMONWEALTH OF AUSTRALIA

Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999

 

DECLARATION OF AN
APPROVED WILDLIFE TRADE OPERATION (EXISTING STOCKS) FOR
HINTERNOOSA HATCHERY LUNGFISH, QUEENSLAND, MAY 202
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I, LAURA TIMMINS, Senior Director, Wildlife Trade Office, as delegate for 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 Hinternoosa Hatchery is an approved 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 2024.

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

1.            Hinternoosa Hatchery 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 11 March 2021.

2.            Hinternoosa Hatchery 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 2012BI0453 (31 May 2012) and EPPR01436313 (12/8/2013).

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 a Queensland Department of Agriculture and Fisheries General Fisheries permit 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 for all specimens of Australian lungfish exported, must be provided to the Department of Agriculture, Water and the Environment in the annual report (refer to condition 6 of this declaration).

6.            Hinternoosa Hatchery must provide an annual report to the Department of Agriculture, Water and the Environment by 31 April each year. The annual report must include



production numbers, specimens sold, specimens exported and those retained onsite at Hinternoosa’s approved aquaculture facility as per the section entitled ‘Reporting’ in the proposal document.
The report must include for each Australian lungfish exported their PIT tag (or alternative marking system approved by the Department of Agriculture, Water and the Environment) numbers and their size (length and weight).

 

Dated this   5th   day of   May 2021

 

Laura Timmins

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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 $1,826 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 inquiries should be directed to the Director, Wildlife Trade Assessments Section, Department of Agriculture, Water and the Environment, by email wta@awe.gov.au or telephone (02) 6274 1900 (option 2).