Southern and Western Tuna and Billfish Fishery

Environmental assessment under the EPBC Act
Department of the Environment and Heritage, 19 December 2005

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

I, Robyn Bromley, Acting Assistant Secretary, Marine Environment Branch as delegate of the Minister for the Environment and Heritage, being satisfied that:

  • The Western Tuna and Billfish Fishery Management Plan 2005 in force under the Fisheries Management Act 1991 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 management 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 Western Tuna and Billfish Fishery Management Plan 2005, 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 (the EPBC Act) for the purposes of Divisions 1, 2, 3 and 4 of Part 13 of the EPBC Act.

Dated this 19th day of December 2005

[Signed]

Robyn Bromley
Delegate of the Minister for the Environment and Heritage