Environmental assessment under the EPBC Act
Department of the Environment and Heritage, October 2004
ISBN 0 6425 5113 8
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 'Application to the Australian Government Department of Environment and Heritage on the WA Mackerel Fishery' (the submission) was received by the Department of the Environment and Heritage (DEH) in June 2004. The submission was released for a 30 day public comment period that expired on 6 August 2004. Two sets of comments were received and DFWA provided a response to the issues raised by the comments. No changes were made to the submission as a result of public comment.
The submission reports on the Western Australian Mackerel Fishery (WAMF) 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 comments.