Environmental assessment under the EPBC Act
Department of the Environment and Heritage, October 2004
ISBN 0 6425 5114 6
About the assessment report
The Queensland Department of Primary Industries and Fisheries (DPI&F) has submitted a document for assessment under Parts 13 and 13A of the Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999 (EPBC Act). The draft document Ecological Assessment of the Queensland East Coast Spanish Mackerel Fishery (the submission) was received by the Department of the Environment and Heritage (DEH) on 26 May 2004. The submission was released for a thirty-day public comment period that expired on 20 July 2004. One public comment was received. No changes were made to the submission as a result of public comment.
The submission reports on the Queensland East Coast Spanish Mackerel Fishery (ECSMF) against the Australian Government Guidelines for the Ecologically Sustainable Management of Fisheries. The DEH assessment considers the submission, associated documents, public comments and DPI&F response to the comments.