Comments on this proposal closed on 13 November 2020. The text and documents below remain available for reference only.
Draft assessment report on the import of Kryptopterus vitreolus (Glass Catfish) into Australia for the aquarium trade.
About the application
The Glass Catfish (Kryptopterus bicirrhis) is listed on Part 1 of the Live Import List under the Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999 (EPBC Act). Taxonomic studies have shown that the glass catfish in the aquarium trade is a newly described species, Kryptopterus vitreolus. The Department is proposing to remove Kryptopterus bicirrhis from the list and add Kryptopterus vitreolus.
The report has been prepared against the standard terms of reference and assesses the suitability of these species for import into Australia.
How can I get involved
Comments are invited on the draft report. It is available for public comment for 30 business days, closing on 13 November 2020.
Read the report
Send your comments
All comments received will be considered in finalising the assessment report. Any relevant information provided will be considered by the Department prior to briefing the Minister.
Finalised risk assessment reports may be published on the Department’s website. Comments received during this consultation process may be used and referenced in the final report. Comments will be attributed to organisations, not to individuals. If you wish your comments to remain confidential, you should clearly mark the relevant part(s) of your comments as ‘confidential’.
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Please forward any written comments to:
Listings and Threat Abatement Section
Department of Agriculture, Water and the Environment
GPO Box 858
Canberra ACT 2601
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The draft assessment report is being circulated for public comment in compliance with section 303EF (2b) of the EPBC Act. The views and opinions expressed in the report do not necessarily reflect those of the Australian Government or the Minister for the Environment