Assessment of the Queensland River and Inshore (Beam) Trawl Fishery

Environmental assessment under the EPBC Act
Department of the Environment and Heritage, February 2006
ISBN 0 642 55207 X

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About the assessment report

The 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 Queensland River and Inshore (Beam) Trawl Fishery (the submission) was received by the Department of the Environment and Heritage (DEH) in March 2004. The submission was released for a thirty-day public comment period that expired on 23 August 2004. One public comment was received. DPI&F provided a response to the issues raised but no changes were made to the submission as a result of public comment.

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