South Australian Scallop and Turbo Fisheries - Agency submission 2006

Agency submission for environmental assessment under the EPBC Act
Department of Primary Industries and Resources, South Australia (PIRSA), May 2006

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 Scallop and Turbo Fisheries from the Department of Primary Industries and Resources, South Australia. The report has been prepared against 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 13A of the Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999 (EPBC Act).

Consideration will be given to:

  • declaring the South Australian Scallop and Turbo Fisheries, as managed consistent with the South Australian Fisheries Act 1982, Fisheries (Scheme of Management - Miscellaneous) Regulations 2000 and the Fisheries (General) Regulations 2000, 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 Scallop and Turbo Fisheries in accordance with the South Australian Fisheries Act 1982, Fisheries (Scheme of Management - Miscellaneous) Regulations 2000 and the Fisheries (General) Regulations 2000.

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 23 June 2006.

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