South Australian Rock Lobster (Jasus edwardsii) Fishery - Agency application 2013

« South Australian Rock Lobster Fishery
Environmental assessment under the Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999
Primary Industries and Regions South Australia, 2013

Agency application on ecological sustainability

About the application

The current export approval for the South Australian Rock Lobster Fishery is valid until 31 October 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, Ecological Assessment of the South Australian Rock Lobster (Jasus edwardsii) Fishery - Reassessment Report, from the Department of Primary Industries and Regions South Australia 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 previous Australian Government assessment. The application will be used to assess the operation of the fishery for the purposes of Parts 13 and 13A of the Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999 (EPBC Act).

Consideration will be given to:

  • declaring the South Australian Rock Lobster Fishery as managed consistent with the South Australian Fisheries Management Act 2007 and the Fisheries Management (Rock Lobster Fisheries) Regulations 2006, 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 South Australian Rock Lobster Fishery under the provisions of the South Australian Fisheries Management Act 2007 and the Fisheries Management (Rock Lobster Fisheries) Regulations 2006.

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

Download the application

The call for public comments is open from 30 August 2013 until 1 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.