Bass Strait Central Zone Scallop Fishery
Agency submission for environmental assessment under the EPBC Act
Australian Fisheries Management Authority, August 2006
About the submission
The Department of the Environment and Heritage (DEH) has received a submission - Bass Strait Central Zone Scallop Fishery- Briefing for Export Approval for Scallops Taken During Scientific Surveys from the Australian Fishery Management Authority (AFMA). The submission will be used to assess the operation of scallop collection during Scientific Surveys 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 Scientific Surveys, as managed consistent with permits issued under the Fisheries Management Act 1991, as an Approved Wildlife Trade Operation under section 303FN of the EPBC Act; and
- including on the list of exempt native specimens, specimens harvested during Scientific Surveys conducted in accordance with permits made under the Fisheries Management Act 1991.
In accordance with the provisions of sections 146, 303FR and 303DC of the EPBC Act, you were invited to comment on this proposal. Closing date for comments was Friday 8 September 2006.