Queensland East Coast Inshore Fin Fish Fishery

Declaration of an Approved Wildlife Trade Operation
Commonwealth of Australia Gazette, S214, 28 November 2006

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

I, LARA MUSGRAVE, 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 Queensland East Coast Inshore Fin Fish Fishery, as defined in the Queensland Fisheries Act 1994 and the Fisheries Regulation 1995:

  1. Revoke:
    Is valid until 30 November 2006;
  2. Include:
    Is valid until 30 November 2008.
  3. Revoke the Schedule (dated May 2006)
    b) is subject to the conditions applied under section 303FT specified in the Schedule.
  4. Include a new Schedule (dated November 2006):
    b) is subject to the conditions applied under section 303FT specified in the November 2006 Schedule.

Dated this 27th day of November 2006

Lara Musgrave
Delegate of the Minister for the Environment and Heritage

Schedule

November 2006

Declaration of the Harvest Operations of the Queensland East Coast Inshore Fin Fish 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 EPBC Act, taken in the Queensland East Coast Inshore Fin Fish Fishery.

  1. Operation of the fishery will be carried out in accordance with the management regime in force under the Queensland Fisheries Act 1994 and the Fisheries Regulation 1995.
  2. The Queensland Department of Primary Industries and Fisheries (QDPI&F) to inform the Department of the Environment and Heritage (DEH) of any intended amendments to the management regime or managerial commitments made in the submission that may affect sustainability of the target/by-product species or have a negative impact on the status of bycatch, protected species or the ecosystem.
  3. QDPI&F to finalise the development of a formal management regime, including fishery specific objectives, performance measures and criteria and management responses, that addresses the ecological sustainability of target (including byproduct) and bycatch species (including protected species) taken in the East Coast Inshore Fin Fish Fishery.
  4. QDPI&F to conduct the program of stock assessments for species taken in the fishery based on priorities established through a risk assessment analysis.
  5. QDPI&F to report on progress in developing the formal management arrangements for the fishery and progress in conducting stock assessments for species considered at risk by 1 November 2008