New South Wales Ocean Trap and Line Fishery - WTO declaration 2006

Variation to Declaration of an Approved Wildlife Trade Operation
24 February 2006

Commonwealth of Australia
Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999
Variation to Declaration of Approved Wildlife Trade Operation

I, ANDREW MCNEE, Delegate of the Minister for the Environment and Heritage, hereby vary under subsection 303FT(7b) of the Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999 (EPBC Act), the Declaration of an Approved Wildlife Trade Operation dated 28 November 2005 for the harvesting of specimens that are, or are derived from, fish or invertebrates, other than species listed under Part 13 of the EPBC Act, taken in the New South Wales Ocean Trap and Line Fishery, as defined in Schedule 1 of the New South Wales Fisheries Management Act 1994:

  1. Revoke condition a):
    Is valid until 28 February 2006.
  2. Include a new condition a):
    Is valid until 31 July 2006.
  3. Revoke condition b) and the Schedule (dated November 2005):
    Is subject to the conditions applied under section 303FT specified in the Schedule.
  4. Include a new condition b) and Schedule (dated February 2006):
    Is subject to the conditions applied under section 303FT specified in the February 2006 Schedule.

Dated this twenty fourth day of February 2006

[signed]

Andrew McNee
Delegate of the Minister for the Environment and Heritage

Schedule

February 2006

Declaration of the Harvest Operations of the New South Wales Ocean Trap and Line Fishery as an approved Wildlife Trade Operation

Additional Provisions (s.303FT)

Relating to the harvesting of fish specimens that are, or are derived from, fish or invertebrates, other than specimens of species listed under Part 13 of the Act, taken in the New South Wales Ocean Trap and Line Fishery.

  1. Operation of the fishery will be carried out in accordance with the management regime in force under the New South Wales Fisheries Management Act 1994.
  2. The New South Wales Department of Primary Industries (DPI) to advise the Department of the Environment and Heritage (DEH) of any material change to the Ocean Trap and Line Fishery’s management arrangements that could negatively affect the assessment of the fishery against the criteria of the Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999.
  3. DPI to finalise the determination for the Ocean Trap and Line Fishery made under the Environmental Planning and Assessment Act 1979 and incorporate the management arrangements provided for in the determination into the fishery’s management arrangements by 31 July 2006.
  4. DPI to include specific actions in the final Fishery Management Strategy to address environmental risks identified for the Ocean Trap and Line Fishery, particular risks in relation to impacts on grey nurse sharks, overfishing and lack of controls on fishing catch and effort.
  5. DPI to report on progress with finalising the Environmental Impact Assessment process and determination for the Ocean Trap and Line Fishery by 28 April 2006.