Heard Island and MacDonald Islands Fishery

Environmental assessment under the EPBC Act
Department of the Environment and Heritage, July 2004

Commonwealth of Australia
Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999
Accreditation of a Plan of Management for the Purposes of Part 13

I, IAN CRESSWELL, Delegate of the Minister for the Environment and Heritage, being satisfied that

  • the Heard Island and McDonald Islands Fishery Management Plan 2002 in force under the Fisheries Management Act 1991 (Commonwealth) requires persons engaged in fishing under the plan to take all reasonable steps to ensure that members of listed threatened species, listed migratory species, cetaceans and listed marine species are not killed or injured as a result of the fishing; and
  • the fishery to which the plan relates does not, or is not likely to, adversely affect:
    • the survival or recovery in nature of any listed threatened species; or
    • the conservation status of a listed migratory species, cetacean, or listed marine species or a population of that species,

hereby accredit the Heard Island and McDonald Islands Fishery Management Plan 2002, as in force at the date of this instrument, pursuant to sections 208A, 222A, 245 and 265 of the Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999 for the purposes of Divisions 1, 2, 3 and 4 of Part 13 of the Act.

Dated this 16th day of July 2004

[Signed]

Ian Cresswell
Delegate of the Minister for the Environment and Heritage