Assessment of the Western Australian Abrolhos Islands and Mid West Trawl Managed Fishery 2005

Environmental assessment under the EPBC Act
Department of the Environment and Heritage, March 2005
ISBN 0 642 55117 0

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About the assessment report

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 the Australian Government Department of the Environment and Heritage on the Abrolhos Islands and Mid West Trawl Managed Fishery (the submission) was received by the Department of the Environment and Heritage (DEH) in May 2004. The submission was released for a thirty-day public comment period that expired on 2 August 2004. Five public comments were received and DFWA provided a response to the issues raised. No changes were made to the submission as a result of public comment.

The submission reports on the Abrolhos Islands and Mid West Trawl Managed Fishery (AIMWTMF) against the Australian Government Guidelines for the Ecologically Sustainable Management of Fisheries. The DEH assessment considers the submission, associated documents, public comments and DFWA's response to the comments.