Queensland Spanner Crab Fishery

Accreditation of a Plan of Management for the Purposes of Part 13
Department of the Environment and Heritage, January 2007

Commonwealth of Australia
Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999
Accreditation of a Plan of Management for the Purposes of Part 13

I, Robyn Bromley, Acting Assistant Secretary, Marine Environment Branch, as Delegate of the Minister for the Environment and Heritage, being satisfied that:

  • The management regime for the Queensland Spanner Crab Fishery in force under the Queensland Fisheries Regulation 1995 and the Queensland Fisheries (Spanner Crab) Management Plan 1999, to the extent that the management regime is a plan of management for the Queensland Spanner Crab Fishery, requires persons engaged in fishing under the management regime to take all reasonable steps to ensure that members of listed threatened species, listed migratory species, cetaceans and listed marine species are not killed or injured as a result of the fishing; and
  • The fishery to which the management regime relates does not, or is not likely to, adversely affect:
    • the survival or recovery in nature of any listed threatened species; or
    • the conservation status of a listed migratory species, cetacean, or listed marine species or a population of that species,

hereby accredit the Queensland Fisheries Regulation 1995 and the Queensland Fisheries (Spanner Crab) Management Plan 1999, to the extent that the Regulation and Plan apply to the Queensland Spanner Crab Fishery, pursuant to sections 208A, 222A, 245 and 265 of the Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999 (EPBC Act) for the purposes of Divisions 1, 2, 3 and 4 of Part 13 of the EPBC Act.

Dated this 29th day of January 2007

[signed]

Robyn Bromley
Delegate of the Minister for the Environment and Heritage