Environmental assessment under the EPBC Act
Department of the Environment and Heritage, March 2004
ISBN 0 6425 4975 3
About the report
The Department of Primary Industries and Resources, South Australia (PIRSA) has submitted a document for assessment under Parts 13 and 13A of the Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999 (EPBC Act). The document - Ecological Assessment of the South Australian Giant Crab (Pseudocarcinus gigas) Fishery (the Submission) was received by the Department of the Environment and Heritage1 (DEH) in December 2003. The Submission was released for a thirty-day public comment period that expired on Wednesday 11 February 2004. One public comment was received and PIRSA provided a response to the issues raised. No changes were made to the Submission as a result of public comment.
The Submission reports on the South Australian Giant Crab (SAGC) Fishery against the Australian Government Guidelines for the Ecologically Sustainable Management of Fisheries (the Guidelines). The DEH assessment considers the Submission and associated documents, public comments and PIRSA's response to the comments.