Environmental assessment under the EPBC Act
Department of the Environment and Heritage, January 2006
ISBN 0 6425 5249 5
About the report
The Victorian Department of Primary Industries (DPI) 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 Statement of Management Arrangements for the Victorian Commercial Scallop (Pecten fumatus) Fishery (the submission) was received by the Department of the Environment and Heritage (DEH) in October 2005. The submission was released for a thirty-day public comment period that expired on 16 November 2005. Two public comments were received. DPI provided a response to the issues raised but no changes were made to the submission as a result of public comment.
The submission reports on the Victorian Scallop Fishery (VSF) against the Australian Government Guidelines for the Ecologically Sustainable Management of Fisheries. The DEH assessment considers the submission, associated documents, public comments and DPI's response to the comments.