Commercial exports may be permitted for specimens of native wildlife taken in accordance with the provisions of an approved wildlife trade management plan. The draft Wildlife Trade Management Plan – Queensland Crocodile Farming 1 January 2018–31 December 2022 has been prepared by the Queensland Department of Environment and Heritage Protection for consideration as an approved wildlife trade management plan under section 303FO of the Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999 (the Act). It is proposed that the plan will be in force until 31 December 2022.
In accordance with the provisions of section 303FR of the EPBC Act, you are invited to comment on this proposed management plan. The Minister must consider public comments when deciding whether to approve a wildlife trade management plan.
Draft Wildlife Trade Management Plan – Queensland Crocodile Farming 1 January 2018 – 31 December 2022 (PDF - 384.15 KB)
Draft Wildlife Trade Management Plan – Queensland Crocodile Farming 1 January 2018 – 31 December 2022 (DOCX - 252.51 KB)
About the draft management plan
The draft management plan provides for the sustainable farming of saltwater or estuarine (Crocodylus porosus) and freshwater (C. johnstoni) crocodiles in Queensland. In addition, the draft plan:
- Details the status of these species under Queensland legislation;
- Seeks to ensure that farming of estuarine and freshwater crocodiles in Queensland does not negatively impact the conservation of these species in the wild;
- Seeks to ensure that crocodiles are humanely treated in accordance with Code of Practice for the Humane Treatment of Wild and Farmed Australian Crocodiles; and
- Identifies that the crocodile farming industry in Queensland incorporates the legitimate use of harvested and ranched crocodiles and crocodile eggs sourced from the Northern Territory.
In accordance with the provisions of section 303FR of the Act, comments are invited on the proposed management plan. Please submit your written comments by Friday 15 September 2017.
To assist the Minister in considering comments, the Department encourages them to be provided under the following headings:
- Sustainability of the crocodile management regime
- Animal welfare
- Survey and monitoring practices
- Management controls, including permits and compliance
Comments should be addressed to:
Wildlife Trade Assessments Section
Department of the Environment and Energy
GPO Box 787
Canberra ACT 2601
Email address for comments is: 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 parties with a particular interest in the application. If you wish to claim confidentiality for any part of your comments, please discuss the matter with the Director of the Wildlife Trade Assessments Section (02) 6274 2588.