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​Public comment is invited on the Draft Marine Aquarium Fish Managed Fishery Management Plan 2017 (Draft Management Plan). The Draft Management Plan is included as Appendix 2 in the Marine Aquarium Fish Managed Fishery Management Plan Overview below:

Accompanying this document are two supporting documents:

 
Public comment is also invited for the Harvest Strategy and ERA. 

Submissions 

Submissions or questions on either the Draft Management Plan, Harvest Strategy or ERA can be forwarded to Paula Kalinowski at Paula.Kalinowski@dpird.wa.gov.au or alternatively by mail to:

Minister for Fisheries
Draft Marine Aquarium Fish Managed Fishery Management Plan 2017
c/- Deputy Director General
Fisheries Division
Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development
140 William Street
Perth WA 6000

Submissions must be received by 4:00 pm on Monday 16 October 2017.

​Monday 4pm
16 October 2017
Invitation for public comment - Revised Coral, Live Rock and Live Sand Policy

Public comment is invited on the draft document of revised Fisheries Management Paper No. 245 (FMP 245).
 
The Department has reviewed FMP 245 with a view to update the document and ensure coral, live rock and live sand aquaculture proposals are assessed and managed appropriately. The draft document, now referred to as Fisheries Occasional Publication No. 135, is available for your comment. 

Submissions

Comments should be provided in writing to: Danielle.Hartshorn@fish.wa.gov.au on or before 5:00 pm on Thursday, 21 September 2017. ​

​Thursday 5pm
21 September 2017
Esperance Shark Monitoring Receiver Consultation

The Department of Fisheries is seeking feedback from community members on the preferred locations for two satellite-linked acoustic receivers, as part of the extension of the Shark Monitoring Network to Esperance.

An online map showing possible locations, and a link to the survey is now open for public feedback from Friday 2 to Wednesday 14 June 2017.

Consultation map and survey

Wednesday 14 June 2017​
FISH RESOURCES MANAGEMENT ACT 1994

Application by Pan Holdings Pty Ltd to vary Aquaculture Licence No. 1649 – Invitation for Public Comment.

Pursuant to Administrative Guideline No. 1 Item 3.4.7, public comment is invited within 28 days of the date of this invitation on an application to vary an existing licence by adding three species of abalone for aquaculture purposes on the authorised site at Nanga, Shark Bay.

Information on this application is available in the following documents:

If you wish to comment, please contact Clara Alvarez on clara.alvarez@fish.wa.gov.au or by mail to:

Attention: Clara Alvarez
Department of Fisheries
Locked Bag 39
Cloisters Square
Perth WA 6850

To ensure that your comment is taken into account, your submission is to be received by 5pm on Monday 22 May 2017.

Monday 5pm
22 May 2017​​
​Draft Allocation Report for the Pearl Oyster (Pinctada maxima) Resource

The Integrated Fisheries Allocation Advisory Committee (IFAAC) is seeking public comment on the Fisheries management paper No. 282 - Draft Allocation Report Pearl Oyster (Pinctada maxima) Resource.

The Fisheries management paper No. 281 - Integrated Fisheries Management Resource Report Pearl Oyster (Pinctada maxima) Resource is also available to provide information to support the making of public submissions.

Submissions

Submissions on the draft recommendations for pearl oyster resource sectoral allocations can be forwarded by email to IFAAC@fish.wa.gov.au or mail to:

Attention: Mike Cranley
IFAAC
c/- Department of Fisheries
Locked bag 39
Cloisters Square
PERTH WA 6850

Submissions of the draft recommendations for pearl oyster resource sectoral allocations are due by 5pm on 31 January 2017. 

Tuesday 5pm
31 January 2017​

​Review of size limits for finfish in Western Australia

Public comment is invited on Fisheries Management Paper No. 280  - A review of size limits for finfish in Western Australia. This management paper is designed to present proposals for changes to size limits that apply to finfish within Western Australia in line with the associated policy (Fisheries Management Paper No.279).

Fisheries Management Paper No. 279 – Policy on the application of fish size limits in Western Australia is also available and provides a framework for the application of size limits in the recreational and commercial management arrangements in Western Australia.

Submissions

Submissions on the Fisheries Management Paper No. 280  should be provided in writing and can be forwarded to Michelle Cridland (Senior Management Officer) michelle.cridland@fish.wa.gov.au or by mail to:

Attention: The Director General
C/ Senior Management Officer
Department of Fisheries
Locked Bag 39
Cloisters Square
PERTH WA 6850

Submissions on the discussion paper are due by Friday 5pm on 23 December 2016

Friday 5pm
23 December 2016​
Applications for Pearl Oyster Farm Leases – BR & LM Brown

In September of 2016 the Department received applications pursuant to Section 22 of the Pearling Act 1990 for pearl oyster farm leases located at:

Further information on these applications is available in the documents. Should you have substantial comments with regard to these leases, you are invited to provide these to us within the specified timeframes.

Submissions

Queries and/or submissions should be directed to Amie Steele by email at amie.steele@fish.wa.gov.au, phone on (08) 9482 7271 or by mail to:

Attention: Amie Steele
Department of Fisheries
3rd Floor, 168 St Georges Terrace
PERTH  WA  6000

Submissions are required by Monday 5pm on 5 December 2016.

Monday 5pm
5 December 2016​
Australian Herring Resource Draft Harvest Strategy

Public comment is invited on the Australian Herring Resource Draft Harvest Strategy 2016-2021.

Submissions

Submissions on the draft harvest strategy can be forwarded to Martin Holtz at martin.holtz@fish.wa.gov.au or by mail to:

Attention: Martin Holtz
Department of Fisheries
Locked Bag 39
Cloisters Square
PERTH WA 6850

Submissions on the draft harvest strategy are due by 5pm on 25 November 2016.

Australian Herring Resource Draft Harvest Strategy 2016 – 2021

Friday 5pm
25 November 2016​

​Revised Ministerial Policy Guideline No. 8

Public comment is invited on the draft document of revised Ministerial Policy Guideline No. 8 (MPG 8).

The Department has reviewed MPG 8 with a view to update and streamline the assessment processes. The draft document, now referred to as an Administrative Guideline, is below for your comment.

Submissions

Comments should be provided in writing to:

danielle.hartshorn@fish.wa.gov.au

on or before Monday 5pm on 7 November 2016.

DRAFT - Assessment of Applications for Authorisations for Aquaculture and Pearling in Coastal Waters of Western Australia

Monday 5pm
7th November 2016​
Applications for Pearl Oyster Farm Leases – BR & LM Brown

In September of 2016 the Department received applications pursuant to Section 22 of the Pearling Act 1990 for pearl oyster farm leases located at:

Further information on these applications is available in the documents. Should you have substantial comments with regard to these leases, you are invited to provide these to us within the specified timeframes.

Submissions

Queries and/or submissions should be directed to Amie Steele by email at amie.steele@fish.wa.gov.au, phone on (08) 9482 7271 or by mail to:

Attention: Amie Steele
Department of Fisheries
3rd Floor, 168 St Georges Terrace
PERTH  WA  6000

Submissions are required by Friday 5pm on 4 November 2016. 

​Friday 5pm
4 November 2016​

Review of South Coast Commercial Fish Trap, G-net and Open-Access Line, Net and Squid Jig Fisheries - ​South Coast Independent Access Panel’s (IAP) draft report

Public comment is invited on the South Coast Independent Access Panel’s (IAP) draft report, including the IAP’s proposed access criteria recommendations for the fisheries under consideration, as part of the Review of South Coast Commercial Fish Trap, G-net and Open-Access Line, Net and Squid Jig Fisheries (Review).

Submissions

The Western Australian Fishing Industry Council (WAFIC) is coordinating commercial fisher submissions on the draft report on behalf of the IAP. Commercial fisher submissions should be forwarded to Mannie Shea at WAFIC by email to eora@wafic.org.au or by mail to:

Attention: Mannie Shea
Western Australian Fishing Industry Council
PO Box 1605
Fremantle WA 6959

All commercial queries regarding the IAP’s draft report should be directed to Mannie Shea on (08) 9432 7704 or 0452 070 037 or at eora@wafic.org.au.

Other submissions on the IAP’s draft report can be forwarded to Shane Walters at the Department of Fisheries at shane.walters@fish.wa.gov.au.

If you have any queries regarding the Review or IAP process, Shane Walters can be contacted on (08) 9482 7387 or at shane.walters@fish.wa.gov.au.

Submissions on the IAP’s proposed access criteria recommendations are due by 5 pm on 10 October 2016.

South Coast Independent Access Panel’s (IAP) draft report.

​Monday 5pm
10 October 2016​

​Gascoyne Demersal Scalefish Resource Draft Harvest Strategy

Public comment is invited on the Gascoyne Demersal Scalefish Resource Draft Harvest Strategy 2016-2021, developed by the Gascoyne Demersal Scalefish Resource Harvest Strategy Working Group

Submissions

Submissions on the draft harvest strategy can be forwarded to Hannah Zilles (Executive Officer to the Gascoyne Demersal Scalefish Resource Harvest Strategy Working Group) at hannah.zilles@fish.wa.gov.au or by mail to:

Attention: Hannah Zilles
Department of Fisheries
Locked Bag 39
Cloisters Square
PERTH WA 6850

Submissions on the draft harvest strategy are due by 5pm on 28 September 2016.

Fisheries management paper No. 277 - Gascoyne Demersal Scalefish Resource Draft Harvest Strategy 2016 – 2021

Wednesday 5pm
28 September 2016​

North Coast Demersal Scalefish Resource Draft Harvest Strategy

Public comment is invited on the North Coast Demersal Scalefish Resource Draft Harvest Strategy 2016-2021. 

Submissions

Submissions on the draft harvest strategy can be forwarded to Rhiannon Jones at the Department of Fisheries at rhiannon.jones@fish.wa.gov.au or by mail to:

Attention: Rhiannon Jones
Department of Fisheries
Locked Bag 39
Cloisters Square
PERTH WA 6850

Submissions on the draft harvest strategy are due by 5pm on 28 September 2016.

Fisheries management paper No. 278 - North Coast Demersal Scalefish Resource Draft Harvest Strategy 2016 - 2021

 
Wednesday 5pm
28 September 2016​

​Mid West Aquaculture Development Zone –Public Environmental Review

The Environmental Protection Authority (EPA) invites people to make a submission on this proposal. The environmental impact assessment process is designed to be transparent and accountable, and includes specific points for public involvement, including opportunities for public review of environmental review documents. In releasing this document for public comment, the EPA advises that no decisions have been made to allow this proposal to be implemented. 

The Western Australian Department of Fisheries, on behalf of the Minister for Fisheries, proposes to establish an aquaculture development zone in the Mid West region of Western Australia for the purpose of marine finfish aquaculture. The Mid West Aquaculture Development Zone is being assessed by the EPA as a strategic proposal. In accordance with the Environmental Protection Act 1986, a Public Environmental Review (PER) document has been prepared which describes this strategic proposal and its likely effects on the environment. The PER document is available for a public review period of 4 weeks from 18 July 2016, closing on 15 August 2016.

Comments from government agencies and the public will assist the EPA to prepare an assessment report in which it will make recommendations to government.

MWADZ Public Environmental Review

Appendix 1 - Modelling and technical studies

Appendix 1A - Marine mammals EIA

Appendix 1B - Endangered threatened protected species risk assessment

Appendix 1C - Invertebrate and finfish species and fisheries risk assessment

Appendix 1D - Seabirds EIA

Appendix 1E - Peer review EIA

Appendix 1F - Hydro model calibration EIA

Appendix 1G - Diagenesis calibration EIA

Appendix 2 - Environmental monitoring and management plan EMMP

Appendix 2A - Map of sampling site co-ordinates EMMP

Appendix 2B - Control charting EMMP

Appendix 3 - Draft management policy

Appendix 4 - Biosecurity risk assessment

Appendix 5 - Marine fauna interaction management plan

Appendix 6 - Waste management plan

Appendix 7 - Environmental scoping document

Appendix 8 - Environmental impact assessment checklist

Monday
15 August 2016​

State Aquaculture Research, Training and Service Delivery Capabilities Final Report

The Department of Training and Workforce Development and the Department of Fisheries engaged Australian Venture Consultants Pty Ltd to assist in the development of an aquaculture capabilities report that examined the State’s aquaculture research, training and service delivery capacity of TAFE Colleges and Fisheries.

The report recommends that the State’s subsidised aquaculture research, advisory and fish stock supply services should be delivered under a new funding and governance structure and proposes the establishment of a new Western Australian Aquaculture Development and Restocking Unit.

The aim is to determine the best outcome for the ongoing viability of the aquaculture sector and the training and workforce development to support its operations.

As part of the public consultation process, comments and submissions regarding the report are welcome by email to aquaculturesubmissions@dtwd.wa.gov.au

Comments and submissions received will assist the State Government to establish an optimal aquaculture model.

The comments and submission period closes on Friday, 5 August 2016.

State Aquaculture Capability Final Report

State Aquaculture Capabilities Supplementary Paper - ACAAR Privatisation

 
Friday
5 August 2016​

Abalone Resource Of Western Australia Draft Harvest Strategy 2016 – 2021

​Thursday 5pm
30 June 2016​​​​​​​​​​

Fisheries management paper No. 270 - ​The South Coast Commercial Fish Trap, G-Net and Open-Access Line and Net Scalefish Fisheries and Squid Jig Fishery Review

​Tuesday
​1 December 2015

Fisheries management paper No. 275 - ​Shark Bay Crab Managed Fishery Draft Management Plan 2015

​Sunday 4pm
20 September 2015

Fisheries management paper No. 269 - South Coast Crustacean Managed Fishery Draft Management Plan 2015

Friday
3 April 2015​

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​Fish trap trial in the Gascoyne Demersal Scalefish Managed Fishery

The following proposal has been released to Recfishwest and the Western Australian Fishing Industry Council (WAFIC) as the peak bodies representing the recreational and commercial fishing sectors.

Recfishwest and WAFIC have been asked to provide a consolidated response to the State Government on behalf of the recreational and commercial fishing sectors.

All submissions should be directed through Recfishwest and WAFIC by 5pm on 10 March.

Fish trap trial in the Gascoyne Demersal Scalefish Managed Fishery

​Thursday
10 March 2016

Shark Bay Prawn draft report for public comment

​​1700 GMT
3 August 2015

Exmouth Gulf Prawn draft report for public comment

1700 GMT
16 July 2015

 

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