Southern and Eastern Scalefish and Shark Fishery

Environmental assessment under the EPBC Act
Australian Fisheries Management Authority and Department of the Environment and Heritage, September 2006

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About the submission

The Department of the Environment and Heritage (DEH) has received a submission - Southern and Eastern Scalefish and Shark Fishery Wildlife Trade Operation Re-assessment 2006 from the Australian Fishery Management Authority (AFMA). The submission will be used to assess the operation of the fishery 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 Southern and Eastern Scalefish and Shark Fishery, as managed consistent with the Southern and Eastern Scalefish and Shark Fishery Management Plan 2003 made 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 in the Southern and Eastern Scalefish and Shark Fishery in accordance with the Southern and Eastern Scalefish and Shark Fishery Management Plan 2003 made under the Fisheries Management Act 1991.

In accordance with the provisions of sections 303FR and 303DC of the EPBC Act, you are invited to comment on this proposal. Closing date for comments is Friday 27 October 2006.

The submission is available for downloading below or a hard copy can be mailed to you.

Please provide your comments/submissions to:

Rob Ferguson
Assistant Director
Sustainable Fisheries Section
Department of the Environment and Heritage
GPO Box 787
CANBERRA ACT 2601

Submissions may also be sent by fax to (02) 6274 1006, or email
sustainablefisheries@deh.gov.au

Any comments received will form part of the documentation provided to the Australian Government Minister for the Environment and Heritage for a decision. Copies of comments may be made available to other persons with a particular interest in the application. If you wish to claim confidentiality for any part of your comments, would you please discuss the matter with the Director of the Sustainable Fisheries Section on (02) 6274 1917.