Assessment report of the Tasmanian Rock Lobster Fishery
Assessment of the ecological sustainability of management arrangements for the Tasmanian Rock Lobster Fishery
Department of the Environment and Heritage, January 2007
ISBN 0 642 55260 6
About the report
The Tasmanian Rock Lobster Fishery (TRLF) was first assessed by the Australian Government Department of the Environment and Heritage (DEH) in February 2002 under Parts 13 and 13A of the Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999 (EPBC Act) in accordance with the Australian Government Guidelines for the Ecologically Sustainable Management of Fisheries (the Guidelines). This assessment was based on the submission provided by the then Tasmanian Department of Primary Industries, Water and Environment in April 2001. The TRLF was declared exempt from the export controls of Part 13A of the EPBC Act and accredited under Part 13 of the EPBC Act. This declaration allowed the export of product from the fishery for five years.
As the 2002 accreditation for the TRLF expires in 2007, the Tasmanian Department of Primary Industries and Water (DPIW) has submitted a document for assessment under Parts 13 and 13A of the EPBC Act. The draft document Reassessment report: Tasmanian Rock Lobster Fishery (the submission) was received by DEH in November 2006. The submission was released for a public comment period that expired on 22 December 2006. One public comment was received but no changes were made to the submission as a result of the public comment. A final submission was received from DPIW in December 2006.