Assessment of the Northern Demersal Scalefish Fishery 2010

Environmental assessment under the EPBC Act
Department of the Environment, Water, Heritage and the Arts, June 2010


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 Final Application to the Australian Government Department of Environment and Heritage on the Northern Demersal Scalefish Managed Fishery (the submission) was received by the Department of the Environment, Water Heritage and the Arts (DEWHA) in September 2009. The submission was released for a twenty business day public comment period that expired on 23 October 2009. One public comment was received from the Kimberley Professional Fisherman's Association.

The submission reports on the Northern Demersal Scalefish Managed Fishery (NDSMF) against the Australian Government Guidelines for the Ecologically Sustainable Management of Fisheries. The DEWHA assessment considers the submission and associated documents.