Assessment of the Gulf of Carpentaria Inshore Fin Fish Fishery

Declaration of an Approved Wildlife Trade Operation
Commonwealth of Australia Gazette, GN 41, 13 October 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, 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 of species that are, or are derived from, fish or invertebrates, other than specimens listed under Part 13 of the Act, taken in the Gulf of Carpentaria Inshore Fin Fish Fishery, as defined in the Queensland Fisheries (Gulf of Carpentaria Inshore Fin Fish Management Plan 1999), made under the Queensland 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 26 August 2007; and
  2. is subject to the conditions applied under s.303FT specified in the Schedule.

Dated this 27th day of August 2004

[signed]

Ian Cresswell
Delegate of the Minister for the Environment and Heritage

Under the Administrative Appeals Tribunal Act 1975, a person whose interests are affected by this decision may apply for a statement of reasons and for independent review of the decision. An application for a statement of reason may be made in writing to Environment Australia within 28 days of the date of the declaration. An application for independent review may be made to the Administrative Appeals Tribunal on payment of the relevant fee within 28 days of the date of the declaration, or if reasons are sought, within 28 days of receipt of reasons. Further information may be obtained from the Director, Sustainable Fisheries Section.

Schedule

Declaration of the Harvest Operations of the Gulf of Carpentaria 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 Act, taken in the Gulf of Carpentaria Inshore Fin Fish Fishery as defined in the Queensland Fisheries (Gulf of Carpentaria Inshore Fin Fish Management Plan 1999), made under the Queensland Fisheries Act 1999.

Conditions on a declared WTO

  1. Operation in accordance with the management regime.
  2. Annual reporting on the following:
    • Progress on implementation of the recommendations;
    • Annual catch and CPUE trends and data;
    • Performance against objectives, performance measures and reference points; and
    • Research undertaken or completed relevant to the fishery.