Northern Territory Finfish Trawl Fishery - Part 13 accreditation 2004

Accreditation of a Plan of Management for the Purposes of Part 13
Department of the Environment and Heritage, 18 April 2004

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

I, Ian Cresswell, Assistant Secretary, Wildlife Trade and Sustainable Fisheries Branch, as Delegate of the Minister for the Environment and Heritage, being satisfied that:

  • The plan of management for the Northern Territory Finfish Trawl Fishery, in force under the Northern Territory Fisheries Act 1988 and Fisheries Regulation, requires persons engaged in fishing under the plan of management 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 plan of management 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 plan of management for the Northern Territory Finfish Trawl Fishery, as in force at the date of this instrument, 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 18th day of April 2004

[Signed]

Ian Cresswell
Delegate of the Minister for the Environment and Heritage