Victorian Developmental Jellyfish Fishery - Agency submission 2006

Agency submission
Department of the Environment and Heritage, September 2006

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About the submission

The Department of the Environment and Heritage (DEH) has received a submission - Statement of Management Arrangements for the Victorian Developmental Jellyfish Fishery (Catoslylus mosaicus) from the Department of Primary Industries, Victoria. The report has been prepared against the Australian Government Guidelines for the Ecologically Sustainable Management of Fisheries (the Guidelines). The submission will be used to assess the operation of the fishery for the purposes of Part 13A of the Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999 (EPBC Act).

Consideration will be given to:

  1. declaring the Victorian Developmental Jellyfish Fishery, as managed consistent with the Victorian Fisheries Act 1995, as an Approved Wildlife Trade Operation under section 303FN of the EPBC Act; and
  2. including on the list of exempt native specimens, specimens harvested in the Victorian Developmental Jellyfish Fishery in accordance with the Victorian Fisheries Act 1995.

In accordance with the provisions of sections 303FR and 303DC of the EPBC Act, closing date for comments was Friday 10 November 2006.