Assessment of the Western Australian Abalone Fishery 2004

Environmental assessment under the EPBC Act
Department of the Environment and Heritage, October 2004
ISBN 0 642 55067 0

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Executive summary

The Department of Fisheries Western Australia (DFWA) has submitted a document for assessment under Parts 13 and 13A of the Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999 (EPBC Act). The draft document Application to Environment Australia on the Abalone Managed Fishery Against the Guidelines for the Ecologically Sustainable Management of Fisheries for continued listing on Section 303DB of the Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999 (the submission) was received by the Department of Environment and Heritage (DEH) in November 2002. The submission was released for a thirty-day public comment period that expired on 31 January 2002. Two public comments were received. While DFWA provided a response to the issues raised, no changes were made to the submission as a result of public comments.

The submission reports on the Western Australian abalone fishery against the Australian Government Guidelines for the Ecologically Sustainable Management of Fisheries. The DEH assessment considers the submission, associated documents, public comments and DFWA response to the comments.

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