Tasmanian Octopus Fishery

Declaration of an Approved Wildlife Trade Operation
Commonwealth of Australia Gazette, GN 35, 6 September 2006

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 s.303FN of the Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999 (the EPBC Act) the application from the Tasmanian Department of Primary Industries, Water and Environment (DPIWE), public comments on the proposal as required under s.303FR, and advice on the ecological sustainability of the operation. I am satisfied on those matters specified in s.303FN of the EPBC Act. I hereby declare the operations for the harvesting of specimens that are, or are derived from, fish or invertebrates taken in the Tasmanian Octopus Fishery, as defined in the Tasmanian Fisheries Rules 1999, which obtains its authority from the Tasmanian Living Marine Resources Management Act 1995, to be an approved Wildlife Trade Operation, in accordance with s.303FN (2) and (10)(d), for the purposes of the EPBC Act.

Unless amended or revoked, this declaration:

  1. is valid until 5 July 2009 and;
  2. is subject to the conditions applied under s.303FT specified in the Schedule.

Dated this 7th day of August 2006

[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 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.