Environmental assessment under the EPBC Act
Department of the Environment and Heritage, November 2004
ISBN 0 6425 5088 3
About the assessment report
The Department of Fisheries Western Australia (DFWA) 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 Application to Australian Government Department of the Environment and Heritage on the Onslow and Nickol Bay Prawn Managed Fisheries (the submission) was received by the Department of the Environment and Heritage (DEH) in October 2003. The submission was released for a thirty-day public comment period that expired on 12 December 2003. No public comments were received. A final submission for assessment was received in September 2004.
The submission reports on the Onslow Prawn Managed Fishery (OPMF) and the Nickol Bay Prawn Managed Fishery (NBPMF) against the Australian Government Guidelines for the Ecologically Sustainable Management of Fisheries. The DEH assessment considers the submission and associated documents.