Environmental assessment under the EPBC Act
Department of the Environment and Heritage, January 2006
ISBN 0 642 55203 7
- Assessment of the Western Australian Northern Developmental Blue Swimmer Crab Fishery - PDF (blue-swimmer-crab-assessment.pdf - 123 KB)
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 Draft Application to the Australian Government Department of Environment and Heritage on the Northern Developmental Blue Swimmer Crab Fishery (the submission) was received by the Department of the Environment and Heritage (DEH) in November 2005. The submission was released for a thirty-day public comment period that expired on 23 December 2005. No public comments were received. A final submission for assessment was received in December 2005.
The submission reports on the Northern Developmental Blue Swimmer Crab Fishery (NDBSCF) against the Australian Government Guidelines for the Ecologically Sustainable Management of Fisheries. The DEH assessment considers the submission, associated documents, public comments and DFWA's response to the comments.