Victorian Rock Lobster Fishery - Part 13 accreditation 2004

Accreditation of a Plan of Management for the Purposes of Part 13
Department of the Environment and Heritage, 24 March 2004

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

I, Ian Cresswell, Assistant Secretary, Wildlife Trade and Sustainable Fisheries Branch, as Delegate of the Minister for the Environment and Heritage, being satisfied that:

  • The Rock Lobster Fishery Management Plan 2003, and Fisheries Regulations 1998 in force under the Victorian Fisheries Act 1995, to the extent that the Management Plan and Regulations are a plan of management for the Victorian Rock Lobster Fishery, requires persons engaged in fishing under the Management Plan and Regulations 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 Victorian Rock Lobster Fishery 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 Rock Lobster Fishery Management Plan 2003 and Fisheries Regulations 1998 as in force at the date of this instrument, to the extent the Management Plan and Regulations apply to the Victorian Rock Lobster Fishery, 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 24th day of March 2004

[Signed]

Ian Cresswell
Delegate of the Minister for the Environment and Heritage