Application for the collection of landed dead sea snakes from trawlers in the Northern Prawn Trawl Fishery
Application for a permit to kill, injure, take, trade, keep or move a listed threatened species and ecological community
Department of the Environment, Water, Heritage and the Arts, June 2009
- Permit application part 1 (PDF - 327 KB)
- Permit application part 2 (PDF - 892 KB)
- Permit application part 3 (PDF - 506 KB)
- Attachment Area of the Northern Prawn Fishery
- Attachment Letters of support (PDF - 662 KB)
- Attachment Northern Territory Parks and Wildlife Commission permit to take wildlife for commercial purposes (PDF - 334 KB)
- Attachment 2007 Sea Snake report (PDF - 498 KB)
About the application
The Department of the Environment, Water, Heritage and the Arts has received an application for a permit to kill, injure, take, trade, keep or move a listed threatened species and ecological community in a Commonwealth Area under Part 13, section 257 of the Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999 (EPBC Act). The application is to collect sea snakes that are landed dead on trawlers in the Northern Prawn Trawl Fishery. Specimens are to be made available for scientific research, including determining species composition, diet, reproductive output and for genetic studies. Sea snakes are listed marine species under the EPBC Act.
Please see the documents above for further details on the proposal.
If the application for a permit to conduct the activity is approved the permit will be valid for a period of up to five years.
In accordance with the provisions of section 257(3) of the Act, you are invited to comment on this proposal.
Please submit your comments by 26 June 2009.
Please include your full name and address in your submission.
Comments should be addressed to:
Commonwealth and Territories Section
Environment Assessment Branch
Approvals and Wildlife Division
Department of the Environment, Water, Heritage and the Arts
GPO Box 787
Canberra ACT 2601
or can be e-mailed to: firstname.lastname@example.org
To assist in considering comments, you are encouraged to provide comments under the following headings:
- Management and methodology
- Monitoring procedures
- Ecological sustainability of the operation
- Animal welfare
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