Submission for environmental assessment under the EPBC Act
Queensland Government Department of Primary Industries, 3 June 2007
- Annual status report 2005 - Queensland Mud Crab Fishery (PDF - 212 KB)
- Annual status report 2006 - Queensland Mud Crab Fishery (PDF - 438 KB)
- Annual status report 2007 - Queensland Mud Crab Fishery (PDF - 531 KB)
About the submission
The current export approval for the Queensland Mud Crab Fishery is valid until 31 August 2007 and the fishery is now due for assessment for ongoing export accreditation. The Department of the Environment and Water Resources received a submission - Annual Status Report - Queensland Mud Crab Fishery (July 2005), Annual Status Report - Queensland Mud Crab Fishery (November 2006) and Annual Status Report 2007 - Queensland Mud Crab Fishery from the Queensland Department of Primary Industries and Fisheries. The report has been prepared to address the Australian Government Guidelines for the Ecologically Sustainable Management of Fisheries (the Guidelines) and to provide updates on the implementation of recommendations made in the original assessment. The submission will be used to assess the operation of the fishery for the purposes of Parts 13 and 13A of the Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999 (EPBC Act).
Consideration will be given to:
- declaring the Queensland Mud Crab Fishery as managed under the Queensland Fisheries Act 1994 and the Fisheries Regulation 1995, as an Approved Wildlife Trade Operation under section 303FN of the EPBC Act; and
- including on the list of exempt native specimens, specimens harvested in the Queensland Mud Crab Fishery under the provisions of the Queensland Fisheries Act 1994 and the Fisheries Regulation 1995.
In accordance with the provisions of sections 303FR and 303DC of the EPBC Act, you were invited to comment on this proposal.
Closing date for comments was Friday 6 July 2007.
Any comments received will form part of the documentation provided to the Australian Government Minister for the Environment and Water Resources for a decision. Copies of comments may be made available to other persons with a particular interest in the application. If you wish to claim confidentiality for any part of your comments, would you please discuss the matter with the Director of the Sustainable Fisheries Policy and Assessment Section on (02) 6274 1917.