Application to seek exemption from using TEDs (Turtle Exclusion Devices) in deep water trawling in the Coral Sea Fishery
- Application to seek exemption from using TEDs (Turtle Exclusion Devices) in deep water trawling in the Coral Sea Fishery (PDF - 497.15 KB)
About the application
The Department of the Environment and Water Resources has received an application for approval for a permit to kill, injure, take, trade, keep or move a listed threatened species in a Commonwealth Area under Part 13, section 200 of the Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999 (EPBC Act).
The application is for the incidental impact on turtles of the of the family Cheloniidae - Marine turtles and family Dermochelyidae - Leatherback turtles during deep sea trawling for crustaceans in water greater than 400m in the Coral Sea Fishery. The applicant is applying for an exemption in the use of TEDs (Turtle Exclusion Devices) during the trawl. This exemption is only for waters outside the known area of turtle interaction and TEDs will be used in any operation in shallow water.
It is proposed that should the application be approved it would be in force for the period commencing from the date of approval to 15 November 2007.
In accordance with the provisions of section 200(3.b) of the Act,comments were invited on this application. The comment period closed on 1 June 2007.