Environmental assessment under the EPBC Act
Department of the Environment and Heritage, December 2004
ISBN 0 6425 5112 X
About the assessment report
The Department of Fisheries Western Australia (DFWA) 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 Final Application to Australian Government Department of the Environment and Heritage on the Beche-de-mer Fishery (the submission) was received by the Department of Environment and Heritage (DEH) in October 2004. The submission was released for a thirty-day public comment period that expired on 22 November 2004. Three public comments were received. DFWA provided a response to the issues raised and amended the submission where necessary. A final submission for assessment was received on 14 December 2004.
The submission reports on the Western Australian Beche-de-mer Fishery (BDMF) against the Australian Government Guidelines for the Ecologically Sustainable Management of Fisheries. The DEH assessment considers the submission, associated documents, public comments and DFWA response to the comments.