Environmental Assessment of the Western Australia (WA) Trochus Fishery under the Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999 (EPBC Act)
Department of Fisheries, Western Australia, October 2008
The Department of the Environment, Water, Heritage and the Arts (DEWHA) received a submission - Application to the Australian Government Department of Environment, Water, Heritage and the Arts on the Trochus Fishery - October 2008 - from the Department of Fisheries, Western Australia (DFWA) in November 2008 seeking export accreditation for the WA Trochus Fishery. The report has been prepared to address the Australian Government Guidelines for the Ecologically Sustainable Management of Fisheries, 2nd Edition (the Guidelines). The submission will be used to assess the operation of the fishery for the purposes of Parts 13 and 13A of the EPBC Act.
Consideration will be given to:
- declaring the WA Trochus Fishery as managed consistent with the WA Fish Resources Management Act 1994, 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 WA Trochus Fishery under the provisions of the WA Fish Resources Management Act 1994.
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 opened 20 November 2008 and closed 18 December 2008.
The submission is available for downloading above.