South Australian Marine Scalefish Fishery - WTO declaration 2008

Declaration of an Approved Wildlife Trade Operation
Environmental assessment under the Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999

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I, ANDREW MCNEE, Acting First Assistant Secretary, Marine Division, as Delegate of the Minister for the Environment, Heritage and the Arts, have considered in accordance with section 303FN of the Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999 (EPBC Act) the application from the Department of Primary Industries and Resources South Australia, public comments on the proposal as required under section 303FR, and advice on the ecological sustainability of the operation. I am satisfied on those matters specified in section 303FN of the EPBC Act. I hereby declare the operations for the harvesting of specimens that are, or are derived from, fish or invertebrates, other than specimens of species listed under Part 13 of the EPBC Act, taken in the South Australian Marine Scalefish Fishery, as defined in the Fisheries Management (Marine Scalefish Fisheries) Regulations 2006 and the Fisheries Management (General) Regulations 2007 in force under the Fisheries Management Act 2007 (South Australia) to be an approved Wildlife Trade Operation, in accordance with subsection 303FN (2) and (10)(d), for the purposes of the EPBC Act.

Unless amended or revoked, this declaration:

  1. is valid until 1 November 2011 and;
  2. is subject to the conditions applied under section 303FT specified in the Schedule.

Dated this 21st day of November 2008

[signed]

Andrew McNee

Delegate of the Minister for the Environment, Heritage and the Arts

Under the Administrative Appeals Tribunal Act 1975, a person whose interests are affected by this decision may apply for a statement of reasons and for independent review of the decision. An application for a statement of reason may be made in writing to Department of the Environment, Water, Heritage and the Arts within 28 days of the date of the declaration. An application for independent review may be made to the Administrative Appeals Tribunal on payment of the relevant fee within 28 days of the date of the declaration, or if reasons are sought, within 28 days of receipt of reasons. Further information may be obtained from the Director, Sustainable Fisheries Section.

Declaration of the Harvest Operations of the South Australian Marine Scalefish Fishery as an approved Wildlife Trade Operation

ADDITIONAL PROVISIONS (section 303FT)

Relating to the harvesting of fish specimens that are, or are derived from, fish or invertebrates, other than specimens of species listed under Part 13A of the Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999 (EPBC Act), taken in the South Australian Marine Scalefish Fishery.

  1. Operation of the fishery will be carried out in accordance with the Fisheries Management (Marine Scalefish Fisheries) Regulations 2006 and the Fisheries Management (General) Regulations 2007 in force under the Fisheries Management Act 2007 (South Australia).
  2. The Department of Primary Industries and Resources, South Australia (PIRSA) will advise the Department of the Environment, Water, Heritage and the Arts (DEWHA) of any material change to the fishery's management arrangements that could affect the assessment against the criteria on which EPBC Act decisions are based.
  3. PIRSA to produce and present reports to DEWHA annually as per Appendix B to the Guidelines for the Ecologically Sustainable Management of Fisheries - 2nd Edition.