Torres Strait Prawn Fishery

Submission for environmental assessment under the EPBC Act
Department of the Environment and Heritage, 19 January 2004

About the submission

The Department of the Environment and Heritage (DEH) has received a submission - Draft assessment report- Torres Strait Prawn Fishery from the Australian Fisheries Management Authority (AFMA). The submission has been prepared against the Australian Government Guidelines for the ecologically sustainable management of fisheries. The submission will be used to assess the operation of the fishery for the purposes of Parts 10, 13 and 13A of the Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999 (EPBC Act).

Consideration will be given to either:

  • declaring the Torres Strait Prawn Fishery, as managed consistent with the Torres Strait Fisheries Act 1984, as a Wildlife Trade Operation under Section 303FN, or
  • including on the list of exempt native specimens, fish species harvested in the Torres Strait Prawn Fishery in accordance with Torres Strait Fisheries Act 1984.

In accordance with the provisions of sections 303FR and 303DC of the EPBC Act, you were invited to comment on this proposal. Closing date for comments was Monday 19 January 2004.

Electronic copies of the submission are available from the AFMA website at  or a hard copy can be mailed to you upon request.

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