Environmental assessment under the EPBC Act
Department of the Environment, Water, Heritage and the Arts, February 2008
ISBN 978 0 642 55398 0
About the assessment report
The Department of Fisheries Western Australia (DFWA) submitted documents for assessment of the Western Australia (WA) Exmouth Gulf Prawn Managed Fishery under Part 13A of the Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999 (EPBC Act). The draft document Application to the Department of the Environment and Water Resources on the Exmouth Gulf Prawn Managed Fishery (the submission) was received by the Department of Environment, Water, Heritage and the Arts (DEWHA) in October 2007. The submission was released for public comment which expired on 4 December 2007. No public comments were received.
The submission was used to assess the WA Exmouth Gulf Prawn Fishery against the Australian Government Guidelines for the Ecologically Sustainable Management of Fisheries - 2nd Edition. This DEWHA Assessment Report (February 2008) considers the submission and associated documents and provides an assessment against the wildlife trade and protected species provisions of the EPBC Act.