Application from Mr Fern Nurseries Pty Ltd for approval of a Wildlife Trade Operation for the commercial export of harvested Dicksonia antarctica (soft tree fern) and Cythea australis (Rough tree fern), for consideration under part 13A of the Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999.
The Department of the Environment has received an application from Mr Fern Nurseries Pty Ltd for a Wildlife Trade Operation under part 13A, section 303FN of the Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999 (the EPBC Act). The application is for the commercial export of Dicksonia Antarctica (soft tree fern) and Cyathea australis (Rough tree fern). Should the operation be approved it is proposed that it remain in force for up to three (3) years.
In accordance with the provisions of section 303FR of the EPBC Act, you are invited to comment on this proposal. Please submit your comments by 5 December 2016 (20 business days). Please include your full name and address in your submission.
Comments should be addressed to:
Wildlife Trade Assessments
Department of the Environment and Energy
GPO Box 787
CANBERRA ACT 2601
or can be emailed to: email@example.com
To assist us in considering comments, the Department of the Environment encourages you to provide comments under the following headings:
- Management and methodology
- Monitoring procedures
- Ecological sustainability of the operation
- Animal welfare
Any comments received will form part of the documentation provided to the Australian Government Minister for the Environment or his delegate 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 Wildlife Trade Assessments Section (02) 6274 2880.