Environmental Assessment under the Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999
Oceanreef Aquaculture weedy seadragon operation - March 2015
Application on ecological sustainability
About the application
The Department of the Environment received an application for export approval from Oceanreef Aquaculture in February 2015. The application has been prepared to address the Australian Government ‘Guidelines for the Ecologically Sustainable Management of Fisheries – 2nd Edition’ The application will be used to assess the operation for the purposes of 13A of the Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999 (EPBC Act).
Consideration will be given to:
- declaring the Oceanreef Aquaculture weedy seadragon operation as managed consistent with the Victorian Fisheries Act 1995 and the Victorian Fisheries Regulations 2009 as an approved wildlife trade operation under section 303FN of the EPBC Act, and
- including in the list of exempt native specimens, specimens harvested in the Oceanreef Aquaculture weedy seadragon operation under the provisions of the Victorian Fisheries Act 1995 and the Victorian Fisheries Regulations 2009.
In accordance with the provisions of sections 303FR and 303DC of the EPBC Act, you are invited to comment on this proposal.
Download the application
The call for public comments is open from 27 March 2015 until 7 May 2015.
Please submit your comments to:
Sustainable Fisheries Section
Department of the Environment
GPO Box 787
CANBERRA ACT 2601
Submissions may also be sent by fax to (02) 6274 2875, or email to firstname.lastname@example.org
Any comments received will form part of the documentation provided to the Australian Government Minister for the Environment 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 (02) 6274 1917.