Tasmanian Marine Aquarium Fishery

Declaration of an Approved Wildlife Trade Operation
Commonwealth of Australia Gazetted on 10 August 2005

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

I, ANDREW MCNEE, Assistant Secretary, Marine Environment 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 Department of Primary Industries, Water and Environment, public comments on the proposal as required under section 303FR, 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 of species listed under Part 13 of the Act, taken in the Tasmanian Marine Aquarium Fishery, as defined in the management regime for the fishery, made under the Tasmanian Living Marine Resources Management Act 1995 to be an approved Wildlife Trade Operation, in accordance with section 303FN (2) and (10)(d), for the purposes of the Act.

Unless amended or revoked, this declaration:

  1. a) is valid until 15 August 2008 and;
  2. b) is subject to the conditions applied under section 303FT specified in the Schedule.

Dated this Fifth day of August 2005

[signed]

Andrew McNee
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 the Department of the Environment and Heritage 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.


Schedule

Declaration of the Harvest Operations of the Tasmanian Marine Aquarium Fishery as an approved Wildlife Trade Operation

Additional provision (S303FT)

Relating to the harvesting of fish specimens that are, or are derived from, fish or invertebrates, other than specimens of species listed under Part 13 of the Act, taken in the Tasmanian Marine Aquarium Fishery, made under the Tasmanian Living Marine Resources Management Act 1995.

  1. Operation of the fishery is to be carried out in accordance with the current Tasmanian Marine Aquarium Fishery management regime, which is managed by the Tasmanian Living Marine Resources Management Act 1995.
  2. The Department of Primary Industries, Water and Environment (DPIWE) to advise the Department of the Environment and Heritage (DEH) of any material change to the Tasmanian Marine Aquarium Fishery legislated management regime and/or arrangements that could affect the criteria on which EPBC Act decisions are based, within three months of that change being made.
  3. Reports to be produced and presented to DEH annually, and to include:
    • The extent to which the performance criteria of the Tasmanian Marine Aquarium Fishery management regime were met in the year; and
    • The progress of DPIWE in implementing the recommendations for the Tasmanian Marine Aquarium Fishery.