Bass Strait Central Zone Scallop Fishery

Environmental assessment under the EPBC Act
Department of the Environment and Heritage, 8 September 2005

Commonwealth of Australia
Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999
Accreditation of a plan of management and declaration pursuant to section 33

I, Andrew McNee, Assistant Secretary, Marine Environment Branch, as Delegate of the Minister for the Environment and Heritage, pursuant to subsection 33(3) of the Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999 (the EPBC Act), hereby accredit the Bass Strait Central Zone Scallop Fishery Management Plan 2002, as in force under the Fisheries Management Act 1991 at the date of this instrument.

Pursuant to subsection 33(1) of the EPBC Act, I hereby declare that actions taken in a Commonwealth marine area that are approved by the Australian Fisheries Management Authority in accordance with the Bass Strait Central Zone Scallop Fishery Management Plan 2002, do not require approval under Part 9 of the EPBC Act for the purposes of sections 23 and 24A of the EPBC Act.

Dated this 8th day of September 2005

[Signed]

Andrew McNee
Delegate of the Minister for the Environment and Heritage