West Coast Deep Sea Crab Interim Managed Fishery - WTO declaration 2004

Declaration of an Approved Wildlife Trade Operation
Commonwealth of Australia Gazette, GN 13, 31 March 2004

Commonwealth of Australia
Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999
Declaration of an Approved Wildlife Trade Operation

I, Ian Cresswell, Assistant Secretary, Wildlife Trade and Sustainable Fisheries Branch, as Delegate of the Minister for the Environment and Heritage, have considered in accordance with section 303FN of the Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999 (the Act) the application from the Department of Fisheries of Western Australia, public comments on the proposal as required under S303FR, and advice on the ecological sustainability of the operation. I am satisfied on those matters specified in Section 303FN of the Act. I hereby declare the operations for the harvesting of specimens that are, or are derived from, fish or invertebrates, other than specimens of species listed under Part 13 of the Act, taken in the West Coast Deep Sea Crab Interim Managed Fishery, as defined in the West Coast Deep Sea Crab Fishery (Interim) Management Plan 2003, made under the Fish Resources Management Act 1994 and Fish Resources Management Regulations 1995, to be an approved Wildlife Trade Operation, in accordance with S303FN (2) and (10)(d), for the purposes of the Act.

Unless amended or revoked, this declaration:

  1. is valid until 19 March 2007; and
  2. is subject to the conditions applied under s.303FT specified in the Schedule.

Dated this 19th day of March 2004

[signed]

Ian Cresswell
Delegate of the Minister for the Environment and Heritage

Under the Administrative Appeals Tribunal Act 1975, a person whose interests are affected by this decision may apply for a statement of reasons and for independent review of the decision. An application for a statement of reason may be made in writing to the Department of the Environment and Heritage within 28 days of the date of the declaration. An application for independent review may be made to the Administrative Appeals Tribunal on payment of the relevant fee within 28 days of the date of the declaration, or if reasons are sought, within 28 days of receipt of reasons. Further information may be obtained from the Director, Sustainable Fisheries Section.

Schedule

Declaration of the Harvest Operations of the West Coast Deep Sea Crab Interim Managed Fishery as an approved Wildlife Trade Operation

Additional provisions (s303FT)

Relating to the harvesting of fish specimens that are, or are derived from, fish or invertebrates, other than specimens of species listed under Part 13 of the Act, taken in the West Coast Deep Sea Crab Interim Managed Fishery, as defined in the West Coast Deep Sea Crab Fishery (Interim) Management Plan 2003, made under the Fish Resources Management Act 1994.

  1. Operation of the fishery will be carried out in accordance with the West Coast Deep Sea Crab Fishery (Interim) Management Plan 2003 and management regime for the fishery in force under the Western Australian Fish Resources Management Act 1994 and Fish Resources Management Regulations 1995.
  2. The Reports to be produced and presented to the Australian Government Department of Environment and Heritage annually, and to include:
    1. A description of the status of the fishery and catch and effort information;
    2. The performance of the fishery against stated goals, objectives, strategies and reference points;
    3. Research undertaken or completed relevant to the fishery; and
    4. An outline of progress in implementing the recommendations made in the Assessment of the West Coast Deep Sea Crab Interim Managed Fishery 2004.