Northern Territory Spanish Mackerel Fishery - Agency submission 2002

Agency submission for environmental assessment under the EPBC Act
Northern Territory Department of Business, Industry and Resource Development, June 2002

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About the submission

The Northern Territory Spanish mackerel fishery is an ecologically sustainable resource managed under the Northern Territory Fisheries Act 1988. The Spanish mackerel fishery shows evidence of historical overfishing.

Management of the fishery is guided by the Spanish Mackerel Fishery Management Advisory Committee, which includes representation from the commercial and recreational fishing sectors. The Committee drafted the Spanish Mackerel Fishery Management Plan in 1993 with public consultation and is currently reviewing the Plan to address such issues as Spanish mackerel byproduct in other managed fisheries and the introduction of sectoral catch shares in the dedicated fishery.

Invitation to comment closed 2002.

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