Giant Crab Fishery

Accreditation of a Plan of Management for the Purposes of Part 13
Department of the Environment and Heritage, 21 July 2003

Commonwealth of Australia
Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999
Accreditation of a Plan of Management for the Purposes of Part 13

I, David Alistair Kemp, Minister for the Environment and Heritage, being satisfied that:

  • the Tasmanian Fisheries (Rock lobster and Giant crab) Rules 2001 in force under the Living Marine Resources Management Act 1995 (Tasmania), to the extent that the Rules are a plan of management for the fishery for Giant crab (Pseudocarcinus gigas), requires persons engaged in fishing under the Rules to take all reasonable steps to ensure that members of listed threatened species, listed migratory species, cetaceans and listed marine species are not killed or injured as a result of the fishing; and
  • the fishery for Giant crab does not, or is not likely to, adversely affect:

    • the survival or recovery in nature of any listed threatened species; or
    • the conservation status of a listed migratory species, cetacean, or listed marine species or a population of that species,

hereby accredit the Tasmanian Fisheries (Rock lobster and Giant crab) Rules 2001, as in force at the date of this instrument, pursuant to sections 208A, 222A, 245 and 265 of the Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999 for the purposes of Divisions 1, 2, 3 and 4 of Part 13 of the Act.

[signed]


David Kemp
Minister for the Environment and Heritage