Informally Managed Fishing Permits

Declaration of an Approved Wildlife Trade Operation
Commonwealth of Australia Gazette, S213, 28 November 2006

Commonwealth of Australia
Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999
Variation to Declaration of an Approved Wildlife Trade Operation

I, LARA MUSGRAVE, Delegate of the Minister for the Environment and Heritage, hereby vary under subsection 303FT(7b) of the Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999 (EPBC Act), the Declaration of an Approved Wildlife Trade Operation dated 29 November 2005 for the harvesting of specimens that are, or are derived from, fish or invertebrates, other than specimens of species listed under Part 13 of the EPBC Act, taken in the Commonwealth Informally Managed Fishing Permits (IMFP), as defined in the Management Policy for the Small Pelagic Fishery 2002 made under the Fisheries Management Act 1991:

  1. Revoke condition a):
    Is valid until 28 November 2006.
  2. Include a new condition a):
    Is valid until 27 November 2008.
  3. Revoke condition b) and the Schedule (dated November 2005)
    Is subject to the conditions applied under s.303FT specified in the Schedule.
  4. Include a new condition b) and Schedule (dated November 2006)
    Is subject to the conditions applied under s.303FT specified in the November 2006 Schedule.

Dated this 27th day of November 2006

Lara Musgrave
Delegate of the Minister for the Environment and Heritage

Under the Administrative Appeals Tribunal Act 1975, a person whose interests are affected by this decision may apply for a statement of reasons and for independent review of the decision. An application for a statement of reason may be made in writing to the Department of the Environment and Heritage within 28 days of the date of the declaration. An application for independent review may be made to the Administrative Appeals Tribunal on payment of the relevant fee within 28 days of the date of the declaration, or if reasons are sought, within 28 days of receipt of reasons. Further information may be obtained from the Director, Sustainable Fisheries Section.


Schedule

November 2006

Declaration of the Harvest Operations of the Commonwealth Informally Managed Fishing Permits (IMFP) as an Approved Wildlife Trade Operation

Additional Provisions (s.303FT)

Relating to the harvesting of fish specimens that are, or are derived from, fish or invertebrates, other than specimens of species listed under Part 13 of the EPBC Act, taken in accordance with permit conditions stipulated for the Commonwealth Informally Managed Fishing Permits, in force under the Fisheries Management Act 1991.

  1. Operation of the permits will be carried out in accordance with the IMFP conditions as in force under the Commonwealth Fisheries Management Act 1991
  2. The Australian Fisheries Management Authority (AFMA) will inform the Department of the Environment and Heritage (DEH) of any changes to the IMFP or other significant policy documents.
  3. Within 12 months AFMA to develop and implement performance measures for the Fishery in association with the Small Pelagics Fishery Harvest Strategy or through other mechanisms to enable AFMA to respond to changes in catch and effort in the Fishery.
  4. Within 1 month of an interaction with a dolphin occurring, AFMA, in consultation with DEH, will develop and implement an appropriate management response to mitigate against future interactions.
  5. Reports to be produced and presented to DEH 6 monthly, and to include:
    1. information sufficient to allow assessment of the progress of AFMA in implementing Condition 3; and
    2. a description of the status of the IMFP and catch and effort information.