Environmental assessment under the EPBC Act
Department of the Environment and Heritage, August 2005
ISBN 0 642 55153 7
About the assessment report
The Department of Fisheries Western Australian (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 the Australian Government Department of the Environment and Heritage on the Marine Aquarium Fish Managed Fishery (the submission) was received by the Department of the Environment and Heritage (DEH) in August 2004. The submission was released for a thirty-day public comment period that expired on 17 September 2004. One public comment was received. DFWA 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 Western Australian Marine Aquarium Fish Fishery (MAF) 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.