South Australian Beach-cast Seagrass and Marine Algae Fishery

Environmental Assessment under the Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999
Department of Primary Industries and Regions South Australia March 2014

Agency application on ecological sustainability

About the application

The Department of the Environment received an application, ‘Ecological Assessment of the South Australian Beach-Cast Seagrass and Marine Algae Fishery’, from the Department of Primary Industries and Regions South Australia in April 2014. The application has been prepared to address the Australian Government Guidelines for the Ecologically Sustainable Management of Fisheries - 2nd Edition. The application will be used to assess the operation of the fishery for the purposes of Parts 13 and 13A of the Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999 (EPBC Act).

Consideration will be given to:

  • declaring the South Australian Beach-Cast Seagrass and Marine Algae Fishery as managed consistent with the South Australian Fisheries Management Act 2007 and the South Australian Fisheries Management (Miscellaneous Fishery) Regulations 2000, as an approved wildlife trade operation under section 303FN of the EPBC Act, and
  • including in the list of exempt native specimens, specimens harvested in the South Australian Beach-Cast Seagrass and Marine Algae Fishery under the provisions of the South Australian Fisheries Management Act 2007 and the South Australian Fisheries Management (Miscellaneous Fishery) Regulations 2000.

In accordance with the provisions of sections 303FR and 303DC of the EPBC Act, you are invited to comment on this proposal.

Download the application

Ecological Assessment of the South Australian Beach-Cast Seagrass and Marine Algae Fishery (PDF - 635.13 KB)
Ecological Assessment of the South Australian Beach-Cast Seagrass and Marine Algae Fishery (DOCX - 449.31 KB)

The call for public comments is open from 17 April 2014 until 23 May 2014.

Please submit your comments to:

The Director
Sustainable Fisheries Section
Department of the Environment
GPO Box 787
CANBERRA ACT 2601

Submissions may also be sent by fax to (02) 6274 2875, or email to sustainablefisheries@environment.gov.au

Any comments received will form part of the documentation provided to the Australian Government Minister for the Environment for a decision. Copies of comments may be made available to other persons with a particular interest in the application. If you wish to claim confidentiality for any part of your comments, would you please discuss the matter with the Director of the Sustainable Fisheries Section (02) 6274 1917.