Torres Strait Finfish Fishery

Accreditation of a plan of management and declaration pursuant to section 33
Department of the Environment and Heritage
29 November 2005

Commonwealth of Australia
Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999
Accreditation of a plan of management and declaration pursuant to section 33

I, Andrew McNee, Assistant Secretary, Marine Environment Branch, as Delegate of the Minister for the Environment and Heritage, pursuant to subsection 33(3), hereby propose to accredit the Torres Strait Finfish Fishery Statement of Management Arrangements 2005 for the purposes of a declaration under subsection 33(1). In doing so I am satisfied that:

  • The Torres Strait Finfish Fishery Statement of Management Arrangements 2005 in force under the Commonwealth Torres Strait Fisheries Act 1984 meet the criteria prescribed by the regulations;
  • There has been adequate assessment of the impacts that actions approved in accordance with the Torres Strait Finfish Fishery Statement of Management Arrangements 2005 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 Torres Strait Finfish Fishery Statement of Management Arrangements 2005 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 29th day of November 2005

[signed]

Andrew McNee
Delegate of the Minister for the Environment and Heritage