The implementation of the Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999 (EPBC Act) allows the Australian Government to assess the environmental performance of fisheries and promote ecologically sustainable management.
An independent assessment of all export and all Australian Government managed fisheries is required. These assessments ensure that, over time, fisheries are managed in an ecologically sustainable way.
Fishery assessments under the EPBC Act
|Fishery assessments||Fishery export|
|Beach-cast Seagrass and Marine Algae Fishery||Not exporting|
|Blue Crab Fishery||15/04/2015|
|Giant Crab Fishery||13/03/2015|
|Lakes and Coorong Fishery||21/05/2014|
|Marine Scalefish Fishery||28/01/2015|
|Sardine Fishery (formerly Pilchard Fishery)||27/11/2014|
|Prawn Trawl Fisheries||03/11/2014|
|Rock Lobster (Jasus edwardsii) Fishery||31/10/2013|
|Scallop and Turbo Fishery||12/09/2014|
|Seahorse Marine Services||04/08/2013|
|Sea Urchin Fishery||01/10/2016|
|Specimen Shell Fishery||20/05/2015|