To undertake aerial surveys of southern right whales (Eaubalaena australis) in the former Great Australian Bight Marine Park, to estimate abundance, population growth rates and survival

Cetacean permit application C2013-0009

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About the application

The Department of Sustainability, Environment, Water, Population and Communities has received an application for a permit under Part 13, section 237 of the Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999 (EPBC Act).

The application is to undertake scientific research on southern right whales (Eaubalaena australis) within the former Great Australian Bight Marine Park. Research activities will involve the use of helicopters to estimate abundance and undertake photo identification. Research will be undertaken by the South Australian Department of Environment, Water and Natural Resources.

In accordance with the provisions of section 237(3b) of the EPBC Act, you are invited to comment on this proposal before COB 17 September 2013. Comments can be sent by email to EPBC.permits@environment.gov.au or in writing to:

The Director
Migratory Species Section
GPO Box 787
Canberra ACT 2601