Assessment of the Tasmanian Marine Aquarium Fishery

Environmental assessment under the EPBC Act
Department of the Environment and Heritage, February 2005

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About the assessment report

The Department of Primary Industries, Water and Environment (DPIWE) has submitted documents for assessment of the Tasmanian Marine Aquarium Fishery (TMAF) under Part 13A of the Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999 (EPBC Act). The draft document: Application for Declaration as an Approved Wildlife Trade Operation under the EPBC Act 1999 – Export of Marine Aquarium Fish from Tasmanian Waters (the submission) was received by the Department of Environment and Heritage (DEH) in May 2005. The documents were released for a thirty-day public comment period that expired on 4 July 2005. One public comment was received. DPIWE provided a response to the issues raised and amended the submission where necessary. A final submission for assessment was received in July 2005.

The submission reports on the TMAF against the Terms of Reference, including the Australian Government Guidelines for the Ecologically Sustainable Management of Fisheries. The DEH assessment considers the submission, associated documents, public comments and DPIWE’s response to the comments.

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