Torres Strait Prawn Fishery

Accreditation of a plan of management for the purposes of part 13
Department of the Environment and Heritage
26 November 2005

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

I, Andrew McNee, Assistant Secretary, Marine Environment Branch, as Delegate of the Minister for the Environment and Heritage, being satisfied that:

  • The management regime prescribed by the Torres Strait Prawn Fishery Statement of Management Arrangements 2005, in force under the Commonwealth Torres Strait Fisheries Act 1984, requires persons engaged in fishing under the management regime 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 regime 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 Torres Strait Prawn Fishery Statement of Management Arrangements 2005, pursuant to sections 208A, 222A, 245 and 265 of the Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999 for the purposes of Divisions 1, 2, 3 and 4 of Part 13 of the Act.

Dated this 26th day of November 2005

[signed]

Andrew McNee
Minister for the Environment and Heritage