Gulf of Carpentaria Line Fishery

Environmental assessment under the EPBC Act
Department of the Environment and Heritage, October 2004
ISBN 0 6425 5069 7

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Executive summary

The Queensland Department of Primary Industries and Fisheries (DPI&F ) has submitted a document for assessment under Parts 13 and 13A of the Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999 (EPBC Act ). The draft document Ecological Assessment of the Gulf of Carpentaria Line Fishery (the submission) was received by the Department of the Environment and Heritage (DEH) in March 2004 after a period of discussion between DPI&F and DEH, during which preliminary drafts were refined. The submission was released for a 20 business day public comment period that expired on 8 April 2004. One (1) public comment was received and DPI&F provided a response to the issues raised. No changes were made to the submission as a result of public comment.

The submission reports on the Queensland Gulf of Carpentaria Line Fishery (GOCLF) against the Australian Government Guidelines for the Ecologically Sustainable Management of Fisheries (the Guidelines). The DEH assessment considers the submission and associated documents, public comments and DPI&F 's response to the comments.