Environmental assessment under the EPBC Act
Department of the Environment and Heritage, November 2004
ISBN 0 6425 5098 0
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 the Australian Government Department of Environment and Heritage on the Pilbara Trap Managed Fishery (the submission) was received by the Department of the Environment and Heritage (DEH) in April 2004. The submission was released for a thirty-day public comment period that expired on 14 June 2004. One public comment was received. While DFWA provided a response to the issues raised, no changes were made to the submission as a result of the public comment.
The submission reports on the Pilbara Trap Managed Fishery (PTMF) 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.