Western Australian Salmon Fisheries - Agency application 2014

« Western Australian Salmon Managed Fisheries
Environmental Assessment under the Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999
Western Australian Department of Fisheries August 2014

Agency application on ecological sustainability

About the application

The current export approval for the Western Australian Salmon Managed Fisheries is valid until 15 November 2014 and the fishery is now due for assessment for ongoing export accreditation. The Department of the Environment received an application, Application to the Department of the Environment, Re-assessment application for the Western Australian Salmon Managed Fisheries, from the Western Australian Department of Fisheries in August 2014. The application has been prepared to address the Australian Government ‘Guidelines for the Ecologically Sustainable Management of Fisheries – 2nd Edition’ and to provide updates on the implementation of recommendations made in the previous Australian Government assessment. The Western Australian Department of Fisheries also provided annual status reports for these fisheries for the reporting years 2009-10 to 2012-13. The application and supporting annual status reports 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 Western Australian Salmon Managed Fisheries, as managed consistent with the Western Australian Fish Resources Management Act 1994, 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 Western Australian South Coast Salmon Fishery Management Plan 1982 under the provisions of the Western Australian Fish Resources Management Act 1994.

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

Re-assessment application for the Western Australian Salmon Managed Fisheries (PDF - 692.04 KB)
Re-assessment application for the Western Australian Salmon Managed Fisheries (DOCX - 1.1 MB)
Application to the Department of the Environment (PDF - 68.9 KB)
State of fisheries report - South Coast 2009-10 (PDF - 186.82 KB)
State of fisheries report - South Coast 2010-11 (PDF - 300.27 KB)
State of fisheries report - South Coast 2011-12 (PDF - 361.55 KB)
State of fisheries report - South Coast 2012-13 (PDF - 374.57 KB)
State of fisheries report - West Coast 2009-10 (PDF - 194.23 KB)
State of fisheries report - West Coast 2010-11 (PDF - 277.82 KB)
State of fisheries report - West Coast 2011-12 (PDF - 405.13 KB)
State of fisheries report - West Coast 2012-13 (PDF - 374.57 KB)

The call for public comments is open from 13 August 2014 until 16 September 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.