Aqua Marine Tasmania - Company application 2013

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Environmental assessment under the Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999
Aqua Marine Tasmania, 2013

Company application on ecological sustainability

About the application

The Department of the Environment received an application, Application for an approved Wildlife Trade Operation, from Aqua Marine Tasmania in November 2013. The application has been prepared to address the Australian Government 'Guidelines for the Ecologically Sustainable Management of Fisheries – 2nd edition'. The application will be used to assess the operation of the fishery for the purposes of Part 13A of the Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999 (EPBC Act).

Consideration will be given to:

  • declaring the Aqua Marine Tasmania operation, as managed consistent with the Tasmanian Living Marine Resources Management Act 1995 and the Tasmanian Fisheries (Scalefish) Rules 2004, as an approved wildlife trade operation under section 303FN of the EPBC Act, and
  • including in the list of exempt native specimens, specimens harvested by Aqua Marine Tasmania under the provisions of the Tasmanian Living Marine Resources Management Act 1995 and the Tasmanian Fisheries (Scalefish) Rules 2004.

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 15 November 2013 until 13 December 2013.

Please submit your comments to:

The Director
Sustainable Fisheries Section
Department of the Environment
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 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.