Queensland Specimen Shell Fishery

Environmental assessment under the EPBC Act
Department of the Environment and Heritage, 16 June 2005

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A hard copy of the submission can be mailed to you on request. Please contact the Sustainable Fisheries Section on (02) 62741917 or email sustainablefisheries@environment.gov.au

About the exceptional circumstance submission

Under the Australian Government's Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999, to be exempt from export controls for native species harvested in a fishery, management agencies must demonstrate that fisheries management regimes comply with the objectives of ecologically sustainable development. The Australian Government's Department of Environment and Heritage has prepared publicly available guidelines, 'Guidelines for the Ecologically Sustainable Management of Fisheries' (The Guidelines) on which management agencies are required to base their submissions.