South Australian Lakes and Coorong Fishery - Agency submission 2002

Agency submission for environmental assessment under the EPBC Act
Primary Industries and Resources SA, 8 September 2002

Agency submission on ecological sustainability

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About the submission

The Department of the Environment and Heritage (DEH) has received a submission - Ecological Assessment of the South Australian Lakes and Coorong Fishery from the Department of Primary Industries and Resources South Australia (PIRSA). The report has been prepared against the Australian Government Guidelines for the Ecologically Sustainable Management of Fisheries. The submission will be used to assess the operation of the fishery for the purposes of Part 13A of the Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999 (EPBC Act).

Consideration will be given to:

  • declaring the South Australian Lakes and Coorong Fishery, as managed consistent with the South Australian Fisheries Act 1982, 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 South Australian Lakes and Coorong Fishery in accordance with the South Australian Fisheries Act 1982.

In accordance with the provisions of sections 303FR and 303DC of the EPBC Act, you were invited to comment on this proposal. Closing date for comments was Friday 14 October 2005.

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