Queensland Spanner Crab Fishery

Environmental assessment under the EPBC Act
Queensland Department of Primary Industries and Fisheries, December 2006


About the submission

The Department of the Environment and Heritage (DEH) has received a submission - Annual Status Report - Queensland Spanner Crab Fishery- December 2006 and Annual Status Report 2005 - Queensland Spanner Crab Fishery from the Queensland Department of Primary Industries and Fisheries. The reports have been prepared to address the Australian Government Guidelines for the Ecologically Sustainable Management of Fisheries (the Guidelines). 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 Spanner Crab Fishery, as managed consistent with the Queensland Fisheries Act 1994 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 Spanner Crab Fishery in accordance the Queensland Fisheries Act 1994.

In accordance with the provisions of sections 303FR and 303DC of the EPBC Act, you are invited to comment on this proposal. Closing date for comments is Friday 19 January 2007.

Electronic copies of the Guidelines are available from the DEH website or a hard copy can be mailed to you upon request. The submission is available for downloading below.

Any comments received will form part of the documentation provided to the Australian Government Minister for the Environment and Heritage for a decision. Copies of comments may be made available to other persons with a particular interest in the application. If you wish to claim confidentiality for any part of your comments, would you please discuss the matter with the Director of the Sustainable Fisheries Section on (02) 6274 1917.