Environmental assessment under the EPBC Act
Department of the Environment and Heritage, December 2004
ISBN 0 6425 5107 3
About the assessment report
The Northern Territory Fisheries Group of the Department of Business, Industry and Resource Development (DBIRD) has submitted a document for assessment under Part 13A of the Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999 (EPBC Act). The draft document Assessing the Ecologically Sustainable Management of the Northern Territory Trepang Fishery (the submission) was received by the Department of the Environment and Heritage (DEH) in June 2004. The submission was released for a thirty-day public comment period that expired on 20 August 2004. Three public comments were received. DBIRD provided a response in December 2004 to the issues raised and amended the submission where necessary.
The submission reports on the Northern Territory (NT) Trepang Fishery against the Australian Government Guidelines for the Ecologically Sustainable Management of Fisheries. The DEH assessment considers the submission, associated documents, public comments and the DBIRD response to the comments.