Tasmanian Commercial Dive Fishery

Environmental assessment under the EPBC Act
Department of Primary Industries, Water and Environment, Tasmania, September 2005

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About the submission

The Department of the Environment and Heritage (DEH) has received a submission comprising of two separate documents - Draft Policy Document and Draft Fisheries Rules for the Tasmanian Commercial Dive Fishery and Cost- Benefit Statement for Reviewing the Tasmanian Commercial Dive Fishery Management Plan from the Tasmanian Department of Primary Industries, Water and Environment (DPIWE). These documents 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 Tasmanian Commercial Dive Fishery, as managed consistent with the Fisheries (Commercial Dive) Rules 2005 made under the Tasmanian Living Marine Resources Management Act 1995, as a Wildlife Trade Operation under Section 303FN of the EPBC Act; and
  • including on the list of exempt native specimens, specimens harvested in the Tasmanian Commercial Dive Fishery in accordance with the Fisheries (Commercial Dive) Rules 2005 made under the Tasmanian Living Marine Resources Management Act 1995.

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 Wednesday 26 October 2005.

Electronic copies of the Australian Government Guidelines for the Ecologically Sustainable Management of Fisheries are available from the DEH website at www.deh.gov.au/coasts/fisheries/publications/guidelines.html or a hard copy can be mailed to you upon request. These documents are available for downloading below.

Please submit your comments to the address below.

Mark Allen
Sustainable Fisheries Section
Department of the Environment and Heritage
GPO Box 787
CANBERRA ACT 2601
Submissions may also be sent by fax to (02) 6274 1006, or email sustainablefisheries@deh.gov.au

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.