Department of Primary Industries, Parks, Water and Environment, 2015
Draft Management Plan for the Commercial Harvest and Export of Brushtail Possums in Tasmania 1 July 2015– 1 July 2020 (PDF - 1.37 MB)
Draft Management Plan for the Commercial Harvest and Export of Brushtail Possums in Tasmania 1 July 2015– 1 July 2020 (DOC - 1.2 MB)
Appendix 1 – Management regions and survey routes (DOCX - 125.65 KB)
Appendix 2 – Crop protection permit – spotlighting (PDF - 976.36 KB)
Appendix 3 – CPN 1080 permit (DOCX - 219.73 KB)
Appendix 4 – 1080 code of practice (DOCX - 25.22 KB)
Appendix 5 – Commercial hunting permits 2010 (DOCX - 19.15 KB)
Appendix 6 – Commercial return (DOCX - 38.35 KB)
Appendix 7 – Fauna dealers’ licence (PDF - 188.66 KB)
Appendix 8 – Fauna dealers’ skins return (PDF - 121.39 KB)
Appendix 9 – Spotlighting protocol (DOCX - 35.17 KB)
Appendix 10 – Field shooting code of practice (PDF - 160.39 KB)
Appendix 11 – Trapping and destruction code of practice (PDF - 567.13 KB)
About the management plan
The proposed management plan has been prepared by the Tasmanian Department of Department of Primary Industries, Parks, Water and Environment for consideration as an approved Wildlife Trade Management Plan under section 303FO of the Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999 (EPBC Act). It is proposed that the plan be in force until 1 July 2020.
The management plan outlines the management regime currently in place and has been written to demonstrate how it also meets the requirements of the EPBC Act for the purpose of commercial export.
The management plan aims to ensure the ecological sustainability of commercial brushtail possum harvesting in Tasmania. This will be achieved by regularly monitoring of regional population trends and following an adaptive strategy by adopting an appropriate management response to any observed trends. In facilitating overseas export of possum products this plan aims to provide an additional option for utilising possums already taken in Tasmania and to ensure the development and application of best-practice animal welfare standards in the management of the Tasmanian commercial possum harvest.
This management plan relates only to the commercial harvest of common brushtail possums (Trichosurus vulpecula) within Tasmania.
In accordance with the provisions of section 303FR of the Act, comments are invited on this proposal. Please submit your written comments by Monday 27 April 2015.
Comments should be addressed to:
Wildlife Trade Assessments
Department of the Environment
GPO Box 787
Canberra ACT 2601
or can be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org.