Comments on this proposal closed on 14 February 2023. The text and documents below remain available for reference only.
Invitation to comment
The Department of Climate Change, Energy, the Environment and Water has received an application for a Wildlife Trade Operation under Part 13A, section 303FN of the Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999 (the EPBC Act). The operation is to breed Australian lungfish for commercial purposes using brood stock collected between 2016-2019, under a Queensland government permit. No wild caught specimens will be harvested under this proposal and all fish for export will be captive bred stock. The operation aims to breed Australian lungfish for the international aquarium industry.
Should the proposal be approved, it will remain in force for up to three (3) years in line with the declaration.
How can I get involved
In accordance with the provisions of section 303FR of the EPBC Act, all interested parties are invited to comment on the proposal. Please submit your comments by Tuesday 14 February 2023.
Read the proposal
Send your comments
To assist consideration of your comments, the department encourages you to provide input under the following headings:
- Management and methodology
- Ecological sustainability of the operation
- Animal welfare
Please include your full name and address in your submission.
Comments should be addressed to:
Wildlife Trade Assessments
Department of Climate Change, Energy, the Environment and Water
GPO Box 3090
Canberra ACT 2601
or can be emailed to: email@example.com
Any comments received will form part of the documentation provided to the Australian Government Minister for the Environment and Water, or the Minister’s delegate for a decision. Copies of comments may be made available to other persons with a particular interest in the application. Please advise in your comment if you wish to claim any areas of confidentiality.
Personal information that you provide will be used only for these purposes. Personal information may be disclosed to employees of Australian Government agencies assisting the Minister.