Assessment of the Informally Managed Fishing Permits

Environmental assessment under the EPBC Act
Department of the Environment and Heritage, November 2005
ISBN 0 642 55258 4

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The Australian Fisheries Management Authority (AFMA) has submitted documents for assessment of the Informally Managed Fishing Permits (IMFP) under Parts 10, 13 and 13A of the Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999 (EPBC Act).

In June 2005, the Minister for the Environment and Heritage (the Minister) signed an Agreement with AFMA to initiate the strategic assessment of the fishery. The draft document: assessment report: Informally managed fishing permits (the submission) was received by the Department of the Environment and Heritage (DEH) in late October 2005. The documents were released for a thirty-day public comment period that expired on 17 November 2005. One public submission was received. AFMA provided a response to the issues raised and no changes were made to the submission as a result of public comment.

The submission reports on the IMFP against the Terms of Reference, including the Australian Government Guidelines for the Ecologically Sustainable Management of Fisheries. The DEH assessment considers the submission, associated documents, public comments and AFMA's response to the comments.