Declaration of an Approved Wildlife Trade Operation - Southern and Eastern Scalefish and Shark Fishery
Gazette - C2013G00354
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S No. 30 of 2013
Administered by: Sustainability, Environment, Water, Population and Communities
Published Date 28 Feb 2013
Printed Publication Date 28 Feb 2013
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COMMONWEALTH OF AUSTRALIA

Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999

 

DECLARATION OF AN APPROVED WILDLIFE TRADE OPERATION

 

I, TONY BURKE, Minister for Sustainability, Environment, Water, Population and Communities, have considered in accordance with section 303FN of the Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999 (EPBC Act), the application from the Australian Fisheries Management Authority, public comments on the proposal as required under section 303FR and advice on the ecological sustainability of the operation. I am satisfied on those matters specified in section 303FN of the EPBC Act. I hereby declare the operations for the harvesting of specimens that are, or are derived from, fish or invertebrates, other than specimens of species listed under Part 13 (other than species listed in the conservation dependent category) of the EPBC Act, taken in the Southern and Eastern Scalefish and Shark Fishery, as defined in the management plan in force under the Fisheries Management Act 1991 and the Fisheries Management Regulations 1992, to be an approved wildlife trade operation, in accordance with subsection 303FN(2) and paragraph 303FN(10)(d), for the purposes of the EPBC Act.

 

Unless amended or revoked, this declaration:

a)                  is valid until 25 February 2016 and;

b)                  is subject to the conditions applied under section 303FT specified in the Schedule.

 

 

Dated this 25 day of February 2013

 

 

 

 

 

…………………………Tony Burke…………………………

Minister for Sustainability, Environment, Water, Population and Communities

 

 

 

 


 

SCHEDULE

 

Declaration of the Harvest Operations of the Southern and Eastern Scalefish and Shark Fishery as an approved wildlife trade operation, February 2013

 

ADDITIONAL PROVISIONS (section 303FT)

 

Relating to the harvesting of fish specimens that are, or are derived from, fish or invertebrates, other than specimens of species listed under Part 13 (other than species listed in the conservation dependent category) of the Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999 (EPBC Act), taken in the Southern and Eastern Scalefish and Shark Fishery:

 

1.       Operation of the Southern and Eastern Scalefish and Shark Fishery will be carried out in accordance with the management arrangements in force under the Fisheries Management Act 1991.

2.       The Australian Fisheries Management Authority to inform the Department of Sustainability, Environment, Water, Population and Communities  (the department) of any proposed substantive changes to the Southern and Eastern Scalefish and Shark Fishery management arrangements that may affect the assessment against which Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999 decisions are made.

3.       The Australian Fisheries Management Authority to produce and present reports to the department annually, as per Appendix B to the Guidelines for the Ecologically Sustainable Management of Fisheries – 2nd Edition.

4.       The Australian Fisheries Management Authority to ensure that there is sufficient ongoing fishery independent monitoring effort to reliably understand and evaluate the nature and level of impacts of fishing on threatened and protected species. Monitoring effort must be representative of each sector of the fishery across all gear and vessel types, with particular focus on locations where fishing effort is increasing or new gear types are being used.

5.       The Australian Fisheries Management Authority to:

a)      implement long-term management measures, including fisheries closures and other actions, that are clearly directed towards stopping the decline and supporting the recovery of Harrisson's dogfish and southern dogfish, and

b)      continue, in consultation with relevant experts, to monitor and review the adequacy of management measures designed to stop the decline and support the recovery of Harrisson's dogfish and southern dogfish.

6.    The Australian Fisheries Management Authority to:

a)      ensure that management measures are in place to meet the objectives of the rebuilding strategies for species listed as conservation dependent under the Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999, and

 

b)    continue to evaluate and report to the department on the effectiveness of rebuilding strategies for conservation dependent listed species.

 

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