Pearl Oyster Fishery - LENS amendment 2003

Amendment of List of Exempt Native Specimens
Commonwealth of Australia Gazette, GN 44, 5 November 2003

Commonwealth of Australia
Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999
Amendment of List of Exempt Native Specimens

I, Ian Cresswell, Delegate of the Minister for the Environment and Heritage, pursuant to subsection 303DC(1) of the Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999, hereby amend the list of exempt native specimens established under section 303DB of the Act by including in the list the following specimens:

  1. Pinctada maxima (silver lipped pearl oyster)
  2. Pinctada margaritifera
  3. Pinctada albina
  4. Pinctada fucata
  5. Pteria penguin

with a notation for each specimen that inclusion in the list is subject to the following restrictions or conditions:

  • in relation to Pinctada maxima, the specimen must have been taken in accordance with the Pearling (General) Regulations 1991 in force under the Pearling Act 1990 (Western Australia); and
  • in relation to specimens other than Pinctada maxima, the specimen must have been taken in accordance with an Oyster Fishing Licence issued under the Fish Resources Management Act 1994 (Western Australia); and
  • in relation to each specimen, inclusion of the specimen on the list will expire on 22 October 2008.

Dated this 27th day of October 2003

[Signed]

Ian Cresswell
Delegate of the Minister for the Environment and Heritage