Western Australian Abrolhos Islands and Mid West Trawl Managed Fishery - Part 13 accreditation 2005

Accreditation of a Plan of Management for the Purposes of Part 13
Department of the Environment and Hertiage, 17 March 2005

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

I, Mark Flanigan, Assistant Secretary, Policy and Compliance Branch, as Delegate of the Minister for the Environment and Heritage, being satisfied that:

  • The management regime for the Western Australian Abrolhos Islands and Mid West Trawl Managed Fishery made under the Western Australian Abrolhos Islands and Mid West Trawl Limited Entry Fishery Notice 1993 in force under the Western Australian Fish Resources Management Act 1994, to the extent that the management regime is a plan of management for the Western Australian Abrolhos Islands and Mid West Trawl Managed 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 Western Australian Abrolhos Islands and Mid West Trawl Limited Entry Fishery Notice 1993, 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 17th day of March 2005

[signed]

Mark Flanigan
Delegate of the Minister for the Environment and Heritage