Environmental assessment under the EPBC Act
Department of the Environment and Heritage, November 2004
ISBN 0 6425 5090 5
About the assessment report
The Queensland Department of Primary Industries and Fisheries (DPI&F) has submitted a document for assessment under Parts 13 and 13A of the Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999 (EPBC Act). The draft document Ecological Assessment of Queensland's East Coast Beche-de-mer Fishery (the submission) was received by the Department of Environment and Heritage (DEH) in July 2004. The submission was released for a thirty-day public comment period that expired on 20 August 2004. Three public comments were received. DPI&F provided a response to the issues raised and amended the submission where necessary. A final submission for assessment was received in October 2004.
The submission reports on the Queensland East Coast Beche-de-mer Fishery (ECBDMF) against the Australian Government Guidelines for the Ecologically Sustainable Management of Fisheries. The DEH assessment considers the submission, associated documents, public comments and DPI&F's response to the comments.