Assessment of the Gulf of Carpentaria Line Fishery

Declaration of an Approved Wildlife Trade Operation
Commonwealth of Australia Gazette, GN 41, Wednesday 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 Queensland 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 Queensland Gulf of Carpentaria Line Fishery, as defined in the management regime for the fishery, made under the Queensland Fisheries Act 1994 and Fisheries Regulation 1995, 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 3 September 2007; and
  2. is subject to the conditions applied under s.303FT specified in the Schedule.

Dated this 31st 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

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 Gulf of Carpentaria Line Fishery, as defined in the management regime for the fishery, made under the Queensland Fisheries Act 1994 and Fisheries Regulation 1995.

  1. Operation of the fishery will be carried out in accordance with the Gulf Of Carpentaria Line Fishery management regime in force under the Queensland Fisheries Act 1994 and Fisheries Regulation 1995.
  2. Reports to be produced and presented to the Australian Government Department of the Environment and Heritage annually, and to include:
    1. An outline of progress in implementing the recommendations made in the Assessment of the Queensland Gulf Of Carpentaria Line Fishery 2004;
    2. A description of the status of the fishery, including catch and effort information and results of the annual fishery appraisal undertaken by DPI&F
    3. Performance against objectives, performance measures and reference points once developed; and
    4. Results of any research or surveys undertaken within the year.