Environmental assessment under the EPBC Act
Department of the Environment and Heritage, November 2004
ISBN 0 6425 5087 5
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 Otter Trawl Fishery (the submission) was received by the Department of the Environment and Heritage (DEH) in November 2002. The submission was released for a public comment period that expired on 17 January 2003. Eleven public comments were received and DPI&F provided a response to the issues raised.
The submission reports on the Queensland East Coast Otter Trawl Fishery (ECOTF) 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's response to the comments.