Environmental assessment under the EPBC Act
NSW Department of Primary Industries, February 2007
About the report
The Department of the Environment and Water Resources has received a submission – Review of Environmental Factors - NSW Inland Restricted Fishery from the NSW Department of Primary Industries. The report has been prepared to address the Australian Government Guidelines for the Ecologically Sustainable Management of Fisheries (the Guidelines). The submission 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 NSW Inland Restricted Fishery, as managed consistent with the Fisheries Management (General) Regulation 2002 in force under the Fisheries Management Act 1994, as an Approved Wildlife Trade Operation under section 303FN of the EPBC Act; and
- including on the list of exempt native specimens, specimens harvested in the NSW Inland Restricted Fishery in accordance with the Fisheries Management (General) Regulation 2002 in force under the Fisheries Management Act 1994.
In accordance with the provisions of sections 303FR and 303DC of the EPBC Act, you are invited to comment on this proposal.
Closing date for comments was Friday 23 March 2007.