Submission for environmental assessment under the EPBC Act
Queensland Department of Primary Industries and Fisheries, 2010
- Annual status report - 2008 (PDF - 242 KB)
- Annual status report - 2009 (PDF - 289 KB)
- 2009 Progress against DEWHA Conditions and Recommendations (PDF - 86 KB)
- Updated progress against DEWHA Conditions and Recommendations for fishery reassessment January 2010 (PDF - 90 KB)
About the submission
The current export approval for the Queensland Rocky Reef Fin Fish Fishery is valid until 29 April 2010 and the fishery is now due for reassessment for ongoing export accreditation. The Department of the Environment, Water, Heritage and the Arts (DEWHA) received a submission - Annual status report 2008, Annual status report 2009, 2009 Progress against DEWHA Conditions and Recommendations and Updated Progress against DEWHA Conditions and Recommendations for fishery reassessment January 2010 from Fisheries Queensland in January 2010. The report has been prepared to address the Australian Government Guidelines for the Ecologically Sustainable Management of Fisheries, 2nd edition (the Guidelines) and to provide updates on the implementation of conditions and recommendations made in the original DEWHA assessment. The submission will be used to assess the operation of the fishery for the purposes of Parts 13 and 13A of the Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999 (EPBC Act).
Consideration will be given to:
- declaring the Queensland Rocky Reef Fin Fish Fishery as managed consistent with the Queensland Fisheries Act 1994, Fisheries Regulation 2008, Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Regulations 1983 and Queensland Marine Parks Act 2004 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 Queensland Rocky Reef Fin Fish Fishery under the provisions of the Queensland Fisheries Act 1994, Fisheries Regulation 2008, Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Regulations 1983 and Queensland Marine Parks Act 2004.
In accordance with the provisions of sections 303FR and 303DC of the EPBC Act, you are invited to comment on this proposal.
The public comment period opens Tuesday 9 February 2010 and the closing date for comments is Friday 12 March 2010.
The submission is available for downloading above.
Please submit your comments to the address below:
Sustainable Fisheries Section
Department of the Environment, Water, Heritage and the Arts
GPO Box 787
CANBERRA ACT 2601
Submissions may also be sent by fax to (02) 6275 9374 or email
Any comments received will form part of the documentation provided to the Australian Government Minister for the Environment, Heritage and the Arts for a decision. Copies of comments may be made available to other persons with a particular interest in the application. If you wish to claim confidentiality for any part of your comments, would you please discuss the matter with the Director of the Sustainable Fisheries Section on (02) 6274 1917.