Northern Territory Timor Reef Fishery - Agency submission 2002

Environmental assessment for consideration under Part 13A of the Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999
Department of Business, Industry and Resource Development, July 2002


About the draft report

A report prepared for Department of the Environment and Heritage (EA) to assess environmental performance of the management of the Timor Reef fishery against the Commonwealth Guidelines for Ecologically Sustainable Management of Fisheries.

The Timor Reef fishery is a multi-species dropline and trap fishery operating in the remote north west corner of the Northern Territory portion of the Australian Fishing Zone (AFZ). It is managed with a clear mandate for ecological sustainability by the Northern Territory Government. A formal management regime for the Timor Reef fishery has been implemented under the NT Fisheries Act 1988.