Application for a permit for the tagging of dugongs in the Torres Strait (E2014-0091)

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About the application

The Department of the Environment has received an application for a permit to kill, injure, take, trade, keep or move listed threatened species in a Commonwealth Area under Part 13, section 200 of the Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999 (EPBC Act). The application is for the tagging of dugongs (Dugong dugon). Dugongs are a listed migratory and marine listed 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 12 August 2014.

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
Department of the Environment
GPO Box 787
Canberra ACT 2601

or can be e-mailed to: EPBC.permits@environment.gov.au

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