Queensland Marine Aquarium Fish Fishery

Submission for environmental assessment under the EPBC Act
The State of Queensland, Department of Primary Industries and Fisheries 2008

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About the submission

The current export approval for the Queensland Marine Aquarium Fish Fishery is valid until 25 November 2008 and the fishery is now due for assessment for ongoing export accreditation. The Department of the Environment, Water, Heritage and the Arts (DEWHA) received a submission - Annual Status Report 2008 - Marine Aquarium Fish Fishery, Annual Status Report 2007 - Marine Aquarium Fish Fishery and Annual Status Report - Marine Aquarium Fish Fishery March 2007 from the Queensland Department of Primary Industries and Fisheries in August 2008. The report has been prepared to address the Australian Government Guidelines for the Ecologically Sustainable Management of Fisheries, 2nd edition (the Guidelines) and to provide updates on the implementation of recommendations made in the original DEWHA assessment. The submission will be used to assess the operation of the fishery for the purposes of Parts 13 and 13A of the Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999 (EPBC Act).

Consideration will be given to:

  • declaring the Queensland Marine Aquarium Fish Fishery as managed consistent with the Queensland Fisheries Act 1994 and Queensland Fisheries Regulation 2008 as an Approved Wildlife Trade Operation under section 303FN of the EPBC Act; and
  • including on the list of exempt native specimens, specimens harvested in the Queensland Marine Aquarium Fish Fishery under the provisions of the Queensland Fisheries Act 1994 and Queensland Fisheries Regulation 2008.

In accordance with the provisions of sections 303FR and 303DC of the EPBC Act, you are invited to comment on this proposal.

The public comment period opened Monday 1 September 2008 and the closing date for comments was Tuesday 30 September 2008.

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