Victorian Scallop Fishery - Part 13 accreditation 2006

Accreditation of a Plan of Management for the Purposes of Part 13
Department of the Environment and Heritage, 2 February 2006

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

I, ANDREW MCNEE, Assistant Secretary, Marine Environment Branch, as Delegate of the Minister for the Environment and Heritage, being satisfied that:

  • The management regime in force under the Victorian Fisheries Regulations 1998 and the Victorian Fisheries Act 1995 for the Victorian Scallop Fishery, requires persons engaged in fishing under the management 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 Fisheries Regulations 1998 and the Victorian Fisheries Act 1995, to the extent that the Regulations and Act apply to the Victorian Scallop Fishery, pursuant to sections 208A, 222A, 245 and 265 of the Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999 (EPBC Act) for the purposes of Divisions 1, 2, 3 and 4 of Part 13 of the EPBC Act.

Dated this 2nd day of February 2006

[Signed]

Andrew McNee
Delegate of the Minister for the Environment and Heritage