Assessment report of the Victorian Rock Lobster Fishery 2004

Assessment of the ecological sustainability of management arrangements
Department of the Environment and Heritage, March 2004
ISBN 0 6425 4977 X

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The Victorian Department of Primary Industries (DPI) has submitted a document for assessment under Parts 13 and 13A of the Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999 (EPBC Act). The draft document Assessment of the Victorian Rock Lobster Fishery against Commonwealth Guidelines for the Ecologically Sustainable Management of Fisheries (the submission) was received by the Department of Environment and Heritage (DEH) in February 2003. The submission was released for a thirty-day public comment period that expired on 18 July 2003. One public comment was received and DPI provided a response to the issues raised. No changes were made to the submission as a result of public comment.

The submission reports on the Victorian Rock Lobster Fishery (VRLF) against the Australian Government Guidelines for the Ecologically Sustainable Management of Fisheries (the Guidelines). The DEH assessment considers the submission, associated documents, public comments and DPI's response to the comments.

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