Tasmanian Giant Crab Fishery

Declaration of an Approved Wildlife Trade Operation
Commonwealth of Australia Gazette, S 290, 28 July 2003

Commonwealth of Australia
Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999
Declaration of an Approved Wildlife Trade Operation

I, Ian Cresswell, Assistant Secretary, Wildlife Trade and Sustainable Fisheries Branch, as Delegate of the Minister for the Environment and Heritage, have considered in accordance with section 303FN of the Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999 (the Act) the application from the Tasmanian Department of Environment and Heritage, public comments on the proposal as required under S303FR, and advice on the ecological sustainability of the operation. I am satisfied on those matters specified in Section 303FN of the Act. I hereby declare the operations for the harvesting of specimens that are, or are derived from, fish or invertebrates, other than specimens listed under Part 13 of the Act, taken in the Tasmanian Giant Crab Fishery, as defined in the Tasmanian Fisheries (Rock lobster and Giant crab) Rules 2001, made under the Living Marine Resources Management Act 1995, to be an approved Wildlife Trade Operation, in accordance with S303FN (2) and (10)(d), for the purposes of the Act.

Unless amended or revoked, this declaration:

  1. is valid until 22 July 2006; and
  2. is subject to the following conditions:
    1. Operation of the fishery will be carried out in accordance with the Tasmanian Fisheries (Rock lobster and Giant crab) Rules 2001.
    2. The Department of Primary Industries, Water and Environment will inform Environment Australia of any changes to the Tasmanian Fisheries (Rock lobster and Giant crab) Rules 2001 or Giant crab policy documents
    3. Reports to be produced and presented to Environment Australia annually, and to include:
      • A copy of the annual fishery assessment report, outlining the stock status, the process and outcomes of the setting of a total allowable commercial catch and the performance of the fishery against set performance indictors and triggers; and
      • An outline of progress in implementing the recommendations made in the Assessment of the Tasmanian Giant Crab Fishery 2003.

Dated this 24th day of July 2003

[signed]

Ian Cresswell
Delegate of the Minister for the Environment and Heritage

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 Environment Australia 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.