Tasmanian Scalaris Abalone Fishery

Declaration of an Approved Wildlife Trade Operation
Commonwealth of Australia Gazette, GN 10, 16 March 2005

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

I, Ian Cresswell, Assistant Secretary, Wildlife Trade and Sustainable Fisheries 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 S303FR, 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 Scalaris Abalone 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 S303FN (2) and (10)(d), for the purposes of the Act.

Unless amended or revoked, this declaration:

  1. is valid until 24 February 2008 and;
  2. is subject to the conditions applied under s.303FT specified in the Schedule.

Dated this Seventeenth day of February 2005

[signed]

Ian Cresswell
Delegate of the Minister for the Environment and Heritage

Subject to the Administrative Appeals Tribunal Act 1975, a person or persons whose interests are affected by this declaration may, within 28 days, make an application in writing to Department of the Environment and Heritage for the reasons for the decision. An application for independent review of the decision may be made to the Administrative Appeals Tribunal, on payment of the relevant fee, by or on behalf of the person or persons whose interests are affected, either within 28 days of receipt of the reasons for the decision, or within 28 days of this declaration if reasons for the decision are not sought. Further information may be obtained from:

Director
Sustainable Fisheries Section
Marine and Water Division
Department of the Environment and Heritage
GPO Box 787
Canberra ACT 2601
Telephone: (02) 6274 1917
Facsimile: (02) 6274 1006


Schedule

Declaration of the Harvest Operations of the Tasmanian Scalaris Abalone 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 Scalaris Abalone Fishery, made under the Tasmanian Living Marine Resources Management Act 1995.

  1. Operation of the fishery will be carried out in accordance with the Tasmanian Scalaris Abalone management regime in force under the Tasmanian Living Marine Resources Management Act 1995.
  2. The Department of Primary Industries, Water and Environment will advise the Department of the Environment and Heritage of any material change to the Tasmanian Scalaris Abalone Fishery's management arrangements that could affect the criteria on which EPBC decisions are based, within 3 months of that change being made.
  3. Reports to be produced and presented to DEH annually, and to include:
    • Information sufficient to allow assessment of the progress of the Tasmanian Department of Primary Industries, Water and Environment in implementing the recommendations made in the Assessment of the Tasmanian Scalaris Abalone Fishery 2005;
    • A description of the status of the fishery and catch and effort information;
    • A statement of the performance of the fishery against objectives, performance indicators and measures once developed; and
    • Research undertaken or completed relevant to the fishery.