Queensland East Coast Spanish Mackerel Fishery

Declaration of an Approved Wildlife Trade Operation
Commonwealth of Australia Gazette, GN 47, 24 November 2004

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

I, Ian Cresswell, Assistant Secretary, Wildlife Trade and Sustainable Fisheries Branch, as Delegate of the Minister for the Environment and Heritage, have considered in accordance with section 303FN of the Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999 (the Act) the application from the Department of Primary Industries and Fisheries, Queensland, public comments on the proposal as required under S303FR, and advice on the ecological sustainability of the operation. I am satisfied on those matters specified in Section 303FN of the Act. I hereby declare the operations for the harvesting of specimens that are, or are derived from, fish or invertebrates, other than specimens of species listed under Part 13 of the Act, taken in the Queensland East Coast Spanish Mackerel Fishery, as defined in the management regime for the fishery, made under the Queensland Fisheries Regulations 1995 in force under the Fisheries Act 1994, to be an approved Wildlife Trade Operation, in accordance with S303FN (2) and (10)(d), for the purposes of the Act.

Unless amended or revoked, this declaration:

  1. is valid until 1 November 2007 and;
  2. is subject to the conditions applied under s.303FT specified in the Schedule.

Dated this Thirtieth day of October 2004

[signed]

Ian Cresswell
Delegate of the Minister for the Environment and Heritage

Schedule

Declaration of the Harvest Operations of the Queensland East Coast Spanish Mackerel 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 Act, taken in the Queensland East Coast Spanish Mackerel Fishery, made under the Queensland Fisheries Regulations 1995 in force under the Fisheries Act 1994.

Operation of the fishery will be carried out in accordance with the Queensland East Coast Spanish Mackerel Fishery management regime in force under the Fish Resources Management Act 1994;

  1. The Queensland Department of Primary Industries and Fisheries (DPI&F) to inform the Department of the Environment and Heritage (DEH) of any intended amendments to the management arrangements that may affect sustainability of the target species or negatively impact on bycatch, protected species or the ecosystem;
  2. Reports to be produced and presented to DEH annually, and to include:
    • information sufficient to allow assessment of the progress of DPI&F in implementing the recommendations made in the Assessment of the Queensland East Coast Spanish Mackerel Fishery 2004;
    • A description of the status of the fishery and catch and effort information;
    • A statement of the performance of the fishery against objectives, performance indicators and measures once developed; and
    • Research undertaken or completed relevant to the fishery.