Environmental assessment under the EPBC Act
Department of Primary Industries and Water, November 2006
About the submission
The Department of the Environment and Heritage (DEH) has received a submission – Reassessment report: Tasmanian Rock Lobster Fishery from the Tasmanian Department of Primary Industries and Water. The report has been prepared against the Australian Government Guidelines for the Ecologically Sustainable Management of Fisheries (the Guidelines). 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 Tasmanian Rock Lobster Fishery, as managed consistent with the Tasmanian Living Marine Resources Management Act 1995 and the Fisheries (Rock Lobster) Rules 2006, 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 Tasmanian Rock Lobster Fishery in accordance with the Tasmanian Living Marine Resources Management Act 1995 and the Fisheries (Rock Lobster) Rules 2006.
In accordance with the provisions of sections 303FR and 303DC of the EPBC Act, you are invited to comment on this proposal. Closing date for comments is Friday 22 December 2006.
Electronic copies of the Guidelines are available from the DEH website at http://www.deh.gov.au/coasts/fisheries/index.html or a hard copy can be mailed to you upon request. The submission is available for downloading below.
Please submit your comments to the address below.
Sustainable Fisheries Policy and Assessment
Department of the Environment and Heritage
GPO Box 787
CANBERRA ACT 2601
Submissions may also be sent by fax to (02) 6274 1542, or email
Any comments received will form part of the documentation provided to the Australian Government Minister for the Environment and Heritage 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.