Assessment report of the Western Australia Shark Bay Scallop Fishery 2002

Environmental assessment under the EPBC Act
Department of the Environment and Heritage, December 2002
ISBN 0 642 54924 9

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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 Department of the Environment and Heritage for the Shark Bay Scallop Fishery (the submission) was received by Department of the Environment and Heritage (EA) in August 2002 after a period of discussion between DFWA and EA, during which preliminary drafts were refined. The submission was released for a twenty-eight day public comment period that expired on 6 September 2002. Four public comments were received and DFWA provided a response to the issues raised. No changes were made to the submission as a result of public comment.

The submission reports on the Western Australia (WA) Shark Bay Scallop (SBS) Fishery against the Commonwealth Guidelines for the Ecologically Sustainable Management of Fisheries. The EA assessment considers the submission and associated documents, public comments and DFWA's response to the comments.