South Coast Crustacean Fishery - Part 13 accreditation 2004

Accreditation of a Plan of Management for the Purposes of Part 13
Department of the Environment and Heritage, 17 September 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 Western Australian South Coast Crustacean Fishery, in force under the Western Australian Fish Resources Management Act 1994 and Fish Resources Management Regulations 1995, to the extent that the management regime is a plan of management for the South Coast Crustacean 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 Windy Harbour Augusta Rock Lobster Fishery Management Plan 1987, the Esperance Rock Lobster Fishery Management Plan 1987, the Fish Resources Management Regulations 1995 (as they relate to the Albany and Great Australian Bight zones of the rock lobster pot fishery) and the Fish Traps Prohibition Notice 1994 and associated Fishing Boat Licence condition 105 (as they relate to the deep sea crab component of the 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 Seventeenth day of September 2004

[signed]

Ian Cresswell
Delegate of the Minister for the Environment and Heritage