The implementation of the Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999 (EPBC Act) allows the Australian Government to assess the environmental performance of fisheries and promote ecologically sustainable management.
An independent assessment of all export and all Australian Government managed fisheries is required. These assessments ensure that, over time, fisheries are managed in an ecologically sustainable way.
Fishery assessments under the EPBC Act
|Fishery assessments||Fishery export
|Estuary General Fishery||31/03/2028|
|Estuary Prawn Trawl||31/03/2028|
|Inland Restricted Fishery||Expired|
|Ocean Hauling Fishery||31/03/2028|
|Ocean Trap and Line Fishery||01/07/2024|
|Ocean Trawl Fishery||01/07/2024|
|Sea Urchin and Turban Shell Restricted Fishery||31/03/2028|
|Southern Cross Botanicals – Sea Kelp Fishery||07/04/2024|