Victorian Abalone Fishery - Parth 13 accreditation 2003

Accreditation of a Plan of Management for the Purposes of Part 13
Department of the Environment and Heritage, 21 July 2003

Commonwealth of Australia
Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999
Accreditation of a Plan of Management for the Purposes of Part 13

I, David Alistair Kemp, Minister for the Environment and Heritage, being satisfied that:

  • the management regime in force under the Victorian Fisheries Act 1995 for the Victorian Abalone Fishery requires persons engaged in fishing under the regime to take all reasonable steps to ensure that members of listed threatened species, listed migratory species, cetaceans and listed marine species are not killed or injured as a result of the fishing; and
  • the fishery to which the management regime relates does not, or is not likely to, adversely affect:
    • the survival or recovery in nature of any listed threatened species; or
    • the conservation status of a listed migratory species, cetacean, or listed marine species or a population of that species,

hereby accredit the Victorian Abalone Fishery management regime, as in force at the date of this instrument, pursuant to sections 208A, 222A, 245 and 265 of the Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999 for the purposes of Divisions 1, 2, 3 and 4 of Part 13 of the Act.

Dated this 21st day of July 2003

[Signed]

David Kemp
Minister for the Environment and Heritage