Coral Sea Fishery - Application 2013

« Coral Sea fishery
Environmental assessment under the Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999
Australian Fisheries Management Authority, August 2013

Agency application on ecological sustainability

About the application

The current export approval for the Coral Sea Fishery is valid until 19 November 2013 and the fishery is now due for assessment for ongoing export accreditation. The Department of Sustainability, Environment, Water, Population and Communities received an application, Status Report for Re-assessment for Export Approval under the EPBC Act - Coral Sea Fishery, August 2013, from the Australian Fisheries Management Authority in August 2013. The application has been prepared to address the Australian Government Guidelines for the Ecologically Sustainable Management of Fisheries - 2nd Edition and to provide updates on the implementation of conditions and recommendations made in the 2010 Australian Government assessment. The application will be used to assess the operation of the fishery for the purposes of Part 13 and Part 13A of the Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999 (EPBC Act).

Consideration will be given to:

  • declaring the operation of the Coral Sea Fishery, as defined in the management regime in force under the Fisheries Management Act 1991 and Fisheries Management Regulations 1992, as an approved wildlife trade operation under section 303FN of the EPBC Act, and
  • including in the list of exempt native specimens, specimens harvested in the [Coral Sea Fishery under the provisions of the Fisheries Management Act 1991 and the Fisheries Management Regulations 1992.

In accordance with the provisions of section 303FR and section 303DC of the EPBC Act, you are invited to comment on this proposal.

Download the application

Status Report for Re-assessment for Export Approval under the EPBC Act - Coral Sea Fishery (PDF - 1009.33 KB)

Status Report for Re-assessment for Export Approval under the EPBC Act - Coral Sea Fishery (DOCX - 587.26 KB)

The call for public comments is open from 3 September 2013 until 4 October 2013.

Please submit your comments to;

The Director
Sustainable Fisheries Section
Department of Sustainability, Environment, Water, Population and Communities
GPO Box 787
CANBERRA ACT 2601

Submissions may also be sent by fax to (02) 6274 2875, or email to sustainablefisheries@environment.gov.au

Any comments received will form part of the documentation provided to the Australian Government Minister for the Environment, Heritage and Water for a decision. Copies of comments may be made available to other persons with a particular interest in the application. If you wish to claim confidentiality for any part of your comments, would you please discuss the matter with the Director of the Sustainable Fisheries Section (02) 6274 1917.