Application for a permit to tag shortfin mako sharks (Isurus oxyrinchus) in Commonwealth waters (E2013-0083)


About the application

The Department of the Environment has received an application for a permit to kill, injure, take, trade, keep or move a listed migratory species in a Commonwealth Area under Part 13, section 215 of the Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999 (EPBC Act). The application is to tag shortfin mako sharks (Isurus oxyrinchus) in Commonwealth waters. The shortfin mako shark (Isurus oxyrinchus) is a listed migratory species under the EPBC Act.

Please see the documents above for further details on the proposal.

If the application for a permit to conduct the activity is approved the permit will be valid for a period of up to five years.

In accordance with the provisions of section 215(3) of the EPBC Act, you are invited to comment on this proposal.

Please submit your comments by 16 December 2013.

Please include your full name and address in your submission.

Comments should be addressed to:

The Director
Queensland and Sea Dumping Section
Queensland and Sea Dumping Assessment Branch
Environment Assessment and Compliance Division
Department of the Environment
GPO Box 787
Canberra   ACT   2601

or can be e-mailed to:

To assist in considering comments, you are encouraged to provide comments under the following headings:

  • Management and methodology
  • Monitoring procedures
  • Ecological sustainability of the operation
  • Animal welfare
  • Other