Assessment of the ecological sustainability of management arrangements
Department of the Environment and Heritage, March 2004
ISBN 0 6425 5017 4
Fisheries Victoria of the Department of Primary Industries (DPI), Victoria, has submitted a document for assessment under Part 13A of the Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999 (EPBC Act). The draft document Assessment of the ecological sustainability of the Victorian Eel Fishery for exemption from export controls under the Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999 - A report to Environment Australia (the submission) was received by the Department of Environment and Heritage (DEH)1 on 4 June 2003. The submission was released for a twenty-day public comment period that expired on 9 July 2003. Two public representations were received. DPI provided a response to the issues raised. No changes were made to the submission as a result of public comment.
Accompanying the submission were three documents: the Victorian Eel Fishery Management Plan (EFMP), the Draft Victorian Eel Fishery Bycatch Action Plan (BAP), and the Draft Victorian Protocol for the Translocation of Eels.
The submission reports on the Victorian Eel Fishery against the Australian Government Guidelines for the Ecologically Sustainable Management of Fisheries. The DEH assessment considers the submission, associated documents, public comments and DPI response to the comments.