Environmental Assessment under the Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999
Australian Fisheries Management Authority November 2020
Agency application on ecological sustainability
About the application
The current export approval for the Commonwealth Coral Sea Fishery is valid until 17 December 2020 and the fishery is now due for assessment for ongoing export accreditation. The Department of Agriculture, Water and the Environment received an application from the Australian Fisheries Management Authority on 2 November 2020.
The application has been prepared to address the Australian Government Guidelines for the ecologically sustainable management of fisheries - 2nd edition and to provide updates on the implementation of any conditions or recommendations made in the previous Australian Government assessment. The application will be used to assess the operation of the fishery for the purposes of Part 13 and Part 13A of the Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999 (EPBC Act).
Consideration will be given to:
- including in the list of exempt native specimens, specimens harvested in the Commonwealth Coral Sea Fishery under the provisions of the Fisheries Management Act 1991 (CTH), and the Fisheries Management Regulations 2019 (Cth).
In accordance with the provisions of sections 303FR and 303DC of the EPBC Act, you are invited to comment on this proposal.
How can I get involved?
Download the application
Submission for a further export approval for the Coral Sea Fishery under the EPBC Act 1999 (PDF - 1.49 MB)
Submission for a further export approval for the Coral Sea Fishery under the EPBC Act 1999 (DOCX - 1.39 MB)
The call for public comments is open from 5 November until 4 December 2020.
Submissions can be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Any comments received will form part of the documentation provided to the Australian Government Minister for the Environment, or Minister’s delegate 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, please contact the Director of the Wildlife Trade Assessments Section by emailing email@example.com.