South Australian Prawn Trawl Fisheries - Agency submission 2003

Agency submission for environmental assessment under the EPBC Act
Primary Industries and Resources SA, September 2003

Ecological Assessment of the south Australian Prawn Fisheries

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About the submission

This report has been prepared by Primary Industries and Resources South Australia (PIRSA) - Fisheries in association with the Prawn Fisheries Management Committee (FMC) and the South Australian Research and Development Institute (SARDI) – Aquatic Sciences.

The purpose of this report is to provide Environment Australia with comprehensive detail of the management arrangements for South Australian prawn fisheries, against the ‘guidelines for the ecologically sustainable management of fisheries’, set out in the Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999 (the EPBC Act).

It is intended that this report serve as the first step in the process to have western king prawn (Melicertus latisulcatus) taken from South Australian waters, placed on the list of exempt native species for export, under Part 13 and 13(A) of the EPBC Act.

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