Victorian Sea Urchin Fishery - Agency submission 2005

Agency submission for environmental assessment under the EPBC Act
Department of Primary Industries, Victoria, August 2005

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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 Sea Urchin Fishery (Heliocidaris erythrogramma & Centrostephanus rodgersii) from the Department of Primary Industries, Victoria (DPI). The report has been prepared against the Australian Government Guidelines for the Ecologically Sustainable Management of Fisheries. 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:

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

In accordance with the provisions of sections 303FR and 303DC of the EPBC Act, you were invited to comment on this proposal. Closing date for comments was Friday 23 September 2005.

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