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 and declaration pursuant to section 33

I, IAN CRESSWELL, Delegate of the Minister for the Environment and Heritage, pursuant to subsection 33(3), hereby propose to accredit the Heard Island and McDonald Islands Fishery Management Plan 2002 for the purposes of a declaration under subsection 33(1). In doing so I am satisfied that:

  • The Heard Island and McDonald Islands Fishery Management Plan 2002 in force under the Commonwealth Fisheries Management Act 1991 meets the criteria prescribed by the regulations;
  • There has been adequate assessment of the impacts that actions approved in accordance with the Heard Island and McDonald Islands Fishery Management Plan 2002 have, will have or are likely to have on the environment when taken in a Commonwealth Marine Area as protected by sections 23 and 24A; and
  • Actions approved or taken in accordance with the Heard Island and McDonald Islands Fishery Management Plan 2002 will not have unacceptable or unsustainable impacts on the environment when taken in a Commonwealth Marine Area as protected by sections 23 and 24A.

Dated this 16th day of July 2004

[Signed]

Ian Cresswell
Delegate of the Minister for the Environment and Heritage