Shark Bay Experimental Crab Fishery - Part 13 accreditation 2004

Accreditation of a Plan of Management for the Purposes of Part 13
Department of the Environment and Heritage, 16 November 2004

Commonwealth of Australia
Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999
Accreditation of a Plan of Management for the Purposes of Part 13

I, Ian Cresswell, Assistant Secretary, Wildlife Trade and Sustainable Fisheries Branch, as Delegate of the Minister for the Environment and Heritage, being satisfied that:

  • The management regime for the WA Shark Bay Experimental Crab Fishery in force under the Fish Resources Management Act 1994, to the extent that the management regime is a plan of management for the WA Shark Bay Experimental Crab Fishery, requires persons engaged in fishing under the management regime to take all reasonable steps to ensure that members of listed threatened species, listed migratory species, cetaceans and listed marine species are not killed or injured as a result of the fishing; and
  • The fishery to which the management regime relates does not, or is not likely to, adversely affect:
    • the survival or recovery in nature of any listed threatened species; or
    • the conservation status of a listed migratory species, cetacean, or listed marine species or a population of that species,

hereby accredit the Western Australia Fish Resources Management Act 1994, to the extent that the Act and the Regulation apply to the WA Shark Bay Experimental Crab Fishery, pursuant to sections 208A, 222A, 245 and 265 of the Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999 for the purposes of Divisions 1, 2, 3 and 4 of Part 13 of the Act.

Dated this Sixteenth day of November 2004

[signed]

Ian Cresswell
Delegate of the Minister for the Environment and Heritage