Assessment of the Kimberley Prawn Managed Fishery 2004

Environmental assessment under the EPBC Act
Department of the Environment and Heritage, November 2004
ISBN 0 6425 5109 X

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About the assessment report

The Department of Fisheries Western Australia (DFWA) has submitted a document addressing the Australian Government Guidelines for the Ecologically Sustainable Management of Fisheries for assessment under Parts 13 and 13A of the Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999 (EPBC Act).

The final Application to the Australian Government Department of the Environment and Heritage on the Kimberley Prawn Managed Fishery (the submission) was received by the Department of the Environment and Heritage (DEH) in June 2004 after a period of discussion between DFWA and DEH, during which preliminary drafts were refined. The submission was released for a thirty-day public comment period that expired on 12 July 2004. Two submissions were received and DFWA provided a response to the issues raised. No changes were made to the submission as a result of public comment.

This document reports on the assessment of the Kimberley Prawn Managed Fishery (KPMF) against the Australian Government Guidelines for the Ecologically Sustainable Management of Fisheries. The DFWA assessment considers the submission and associated documents, public comments and DFWA's response to the comments.

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