Joint Authority Northern Shark Fishery

Accreditation of a Plan of Management for the Purposes of Part 13
Department of the Environment and Hertiage, 24 February 2006

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

I, ANDREW McNEE, Assistant Secretary, Marine Environment Branch, as Delegate of the Minister for the Environment and Heritage, being satisfied that:

  • The management regime prescribed for the Joint Authority Northern Shark Fishery, managed in accordance with the Western Australian Fish Resources Management Regulations 1995 in force under the Western Australian Fish Resources Management Act 1994, 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 management regime for the Joint Authority Northern Shark Fishery, pursuant to sections 208A, 222A, 245 and 265 of the Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999 (EPBC Act) for the purposes of Divisions 1, 2, 3 and 4 of Part 13 of the EPBC Act.

Dated this twenty fourth day of February 2006

[signed]

Andrew McNee
Delegate of the Minister for the Environment and Heritage