New South Wales Ocean Trap and Line Fishery - WTO accreditation 2005

Accreditation of a Plan of Management for the Purposes of Part 13
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 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 in force under the New South Wales Fisheries Management Act 1994 for the New South Wales Ocean Trap and Line Fishery, requires persons engaged in fishing under the management regime to take all reasonable steps to ensure that cetaceans and members of 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 conservation status of a cetacean or listed marine species or a population of those species,

hereby accredit the New South Wales Fisheries Management Act 1994, to the extent that the Act applies to the New South Wales Ocean Trap and Line Fishery, pursuant to sections 245 and 265 of the Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999 (EPBC Act) for the purposes of Divisions 3 and 4 of Part 13 of the EPBC Act.

Dated this 29th day of November 2005

[signed]

Andrew McNee
Delegate of the Minister for the Environment and Heritage