Tasmanian Giant Crab Fishery

Submission for environmental assessment under the EPBC Act
Tasmanian Department of Primary Industries, Water and Environment, May 2006

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About the submission

The Department of the Environment and Heritage (DEH) has received a submission - Assessing the Ecological Sustainability of the Tasmanian Giant Crab Fishery from the Tasmanian Department of Primary Industries and Water. 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 13 and 13A of the Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999 (EPBC Act).

Consideration will be given to:

  • declaring the Tasmanian Giant Crab Fishery, as managed consistent with the Tasmanian Living Marine Resources Management Act 1995 and the Fisheries (Giant Crab) Rules 2006, 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 Tasmanian Giant Crab Fishery in accordance with the Tasmanian Living Marine Resources Management Act 1995 and the Fisheries (Giant Crab) Rules 2006.

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 2 June 2006.

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