Assessment of the Queensland East Coast Otter Trawl Fishery

Environmental assessment under the EPBC Act
Department of Sustainability, Environment, Water, Population and Communities, November 2010

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About the assessment report

In September 2010, Fisheries Queensland provided a submission for further assessment of the East Coast Otter Trawl Fishery under Parts 13 and 13A of the Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999 (EPBC Act).

The submission reported against the Australian Government Guidelines for the Ecologically Sustainable Management of Fisheries - 2nd Edition and provides updates on the implementation of conditions and recommendations made in the previous assessment undertaken by the then Department of Environment and Water Resources in November 2007.

The 2010 Department of Sustainability, Environment, Water, Population and the Communities' assessment report considers the submission and associated documents and provides an assessment against the wildlife trade and protected species provisions of the EPBC Act.