Environmental Assessment under the Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999
South Australia September 2016
Agency application on ecological sustainability
About the application
The current export approval for the South Australian Lakes and Coorong Fishery is valid until 4 August 2017 and the fishery is now due for assessment for ongoing export accreditation. The Department of the Environment and Energy received an application, ‘Ecological assessment of the South Australian Lakes and Coorong Fishery: reassessment report’ and attachments (see list below), from the Department of Primary Industries and Regions South Australia in September 2016. 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 South Australian Lakes and Coorong Fishery, as managed consistent with the South Australian Fisheries Management Act 2007, the South Australian Fisheries Management (Lakes and Coorong Fishery) Regulations 2009 and South Australian Fisheries Management (General) Regulations 2007, 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 South Australian Lakes and Coorong Fishery under the provisions of the South Australian Fisheries Management Act 2007, the South Australian Fisheries Management (Lakes and Coorong Fishery) Regulations 2009 and South Australian Fisheries Management (General) Regulations 2007.
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
- Ecological assessment of the SA Lakes and Coorong Fishery: reassessment report (PDF - 1.51 MB)
- Attachment 1 – Yelloweye Mullet (Aldrichetta forsteri) Stock Assessment Report 2011–12 (PDF - 2.13 MB)
- Attachment 2 – Fishery Statistics for the SA Lakes and Coorong Fishery (1984–85 to 2013–14) (PDF - 1.16 MB)
- Attachment 3 – Mulloway (Argyrosomus japonicus) Stock Assessment Report (PDF - 2.24 MB)
- Attachment 4 – Pipi (Donax deltoides) Stock Assessment, Report (PDF - 1.48 MB)
- Attachment 5 – Life history of Argyrosomus japonicus, a large sciaenid at the southern part of its global distribution: Implications for fisheries management (PDF - 1.19 MB)
- Attachment 6 – Stock Assessment of Golden perch (Macquaria ambigua) (PDF - 928.05 KB)
- Attachment 7 – Support for harvest strategy development in SA Lakes and Coorong Fishery for pipi (Donax deltoides) (PDF - 4.18 MB)
- Attachment 8 – Developing management frameworks and harvest strategies for small-scale, multi-species, multi-method, community-based fisheries, using the SA Lakes and Coorong Fishery as a case study (PDF - 3.42 MB)
- Attachment 9 – Fish response to barrage releases in 2011–12, and recovery following the recent drought in the Coorong (PDF - 3.62 MB)
- Attachment 10 – Greenback flounder (Rhombosolea tapirina) Stock Assessment Report 2014–15 (PDF - 1.67 MB)
- Attachment 11 – Review of the 2011 Stock Assessment for Mulloway in SA (PDF - 194.87 KB)
- Attachment 12 – Ecological Risk Assessment of Bird Interactions—The Lakes and Coorong Fisheries (PDF - 4.99 MB)
- Attachment 13 – Operational Interactions with Threatened, Endangered or Protected Species in South Australian Managed Fisheries (PDF - 6.62 MB)
- Attachment 14 – Management Plan for the SA Commercial Lakes and Coorong Fishery (PDF - 4.38 MB)
- Attachment 15 – Ecologically Sustainable Development (ESD) Risk Assessment for the commercial Lakes and Coorong Fishery (PDF - 1.61 MB)
The call for public comments is open from 23 September 2016 until 31 October 2016.
Please submit your comments to:
Sustainable Fisheries Section
Department of the Environment and Energy
GPO Box 787
CANBERRA ACT 2601
Submissions may also 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 and Energy 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.