Draft Terms of Reference for the Environmental Assessment of the Torres Strait Turtle and Dugong Fishery

Call for Comments
September 2005

The Australian Fisheries Management Authority (AFMA) has commenced preparation of an assessment report for the purposes of strategic approval under the Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999. Assessments of management of the take of marine turtles and dugong will be based on fishery specific Terms of Reference. Interested parties are invited to comment on the draft Terms of Reference by 21 October 2005.

Copies of the draft Terms of Reference are available from the AFMA website at: www.afma.gov.au, by writing to AFMA at the address below or by contacting Mr Jim Prescott at AFMA on (07) 4069 1307.

Following consideration of comments received, the Terms of Reference will be provided to the Minister for the Environment and Heritage for finalisation.

Comments should be sent to:

Ms Cate Coddington
Environment Policy Section
Australian Fisheries Management Authority
BOX 7051

Fax: (02) 6272 5167
E-mail: cate.coddington@afma.gov.au