Assessment of the Broome Prawn Managed Fishery 2004

Environmental assessment under the EPBC Act
Department of the Environment and Heritage, August 2004
ISBN 0 6425 5024 7

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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 Australian Government Department of the Environment and Heritage on the Broome Prawn Managed Fishery (the submission) was received by the Department of the Environment and Heritage (DEH) in December 2003. The submission was released for a forty-three day public comment period that expired on 30 January 2004. One public comment was received. DFWA provided a response to the issues raised. A number of changes were made to the submission as a result of public comment and discussions with DEH.

The submission reports on the Broome Prawn Managed Fishery (BPMF) 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.

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