Environmental assessment under the EPBC Act
Department of the Environment and Heritage, September 2004
ISBN 0 6425 5068 9
About the assessment report
The 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 the Gulf of Carpentaria Inshore Fin Fish Fishery (the submission) was received by the Department of Environment and Heritage (DEH) on 30 May 2003. The submission was released for a twenty-day public comment period that expired on 20 February 2004. Four public comments were received. No changes were made to the submission as a result of public comment. A final submission for assessment was received on 18 June 2004.
The submission reports on the Gulf of Carpentaria Inshore Fin Fish Fishery (GOCIFF) 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 response to the comments.