Environmental Assessment of the Northern Territory Giant Clam Aquaculture Trial under the Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999

 

The Department of Sustainability, Environment, Water, Population and Communities received a submission on the Giant Clam Aquaculture Trial (GCAT) from the Department of Resources, Northern Territory Government for export approval as an approved Wildlife Trade Operation. The submission will be used to assess the operation of the fishery for the purposes of Part 13A of the Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999 (EPBC Act).

Consideration will be given to declaring the export of Tridacna squamosa by the GCAT as an approved Wildlife Trade Operation under section 303FN of the EPBC Act.

In accordance with the provisions of sections 303FR of the EPBC Act, you are invited to comment on this proposal.

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Call for public comments open from 8 November 2010 until 8 December 2010.

Please submit your comments to the address below.

The Director
Sustainable Fisheries Section
Department of Sustainability, Environment, Water, Population and Communities
GPO Box 787
CANBERRA   ACT  2601

Submissions may also be sent by fax to (02) 6275 9374, or email sustainablefisheries@environment.gov.au

Any comments received will form part of the documentation provided to the Australian Government Minister for Sustainability, Environment, Water, Population and Communities for a decision. Copies of comments may be made available to other persons with a particular interest in the application. If you wish to claim confidentiality for any part of your comments, would you please discuss the matter with the Director of the Sustainable Fisheries Section on (02) 6274 1917.

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