« Northern Territory Timor Reef Fishery
Environmental Assessment under the Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999
Northern Territory Department of Primary Industries and Resources September 2019
Agency application on ecological sustainability
About the application
The current export approval for the Northern Territory Timor Reef Fishery is valid until 13 December 2019 and the fishery is now due for assessment for ongoing export accreditation. The Department of the Environment and Energy received an application, ‘Northern Territory Timor Reef Fishery – EPBC application', from the Northern Territory Department of Primary Industry and Resources in September 2019. 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 Parts 13 and 13A of the Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999 (EPBC Act).
Consideration will be given to:
- declaring the Northern Territory Timor Reef Fishery as managed consistent with the Fisheries Act 1988 (Northern Territory (NT)) and the Fisheries Regulation 1993 (NT), 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 Northern Territory Timor Reef Fishery, as managed consistent with the Fisheries Act 1988 (NT) and the Fisheries Regulation 1993 (NT).
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
Send your comments
The call for public comments is open from 9 September 2019 until 16 October 2019.
Please submit your comments to:
Wildlife Trade Assessments Section
Department of the Environment and Energy
GPO Box 787
CANBERRA ACT 2601
Submissions may also be emailed to email@example.com
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, please contact the Department of the Environment and Energy via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.