The Department of Agriculture and Water Resources is conducting a public consultation on the draft Commonwealth Fisheries Harvest Strategy Policy.
The draft Commonwealth Fisheries Harvest Strategy Policy provides an update to the 2007 Commonwealth Fisheries Harvest Strategy Policy—further refining and updating the policy according to the most recent developments in fisheries management and science.
Consistent with the findings of the review, this second edition of the policy makes some minor changes to the 2007 policy, while maintaining most of the existing policy settings that have been found to be effective.
Some changes that apply throughout the policy are:
- byproduct species are now explicitly included in the scope of the policy, as suggested by the review
- the policy specifies when information relevant to a harvest strategy is to be made publicly available and/or subject to review
- better guidance on implementing economic objectives
- changes have been made to make the language more user-friendly and to spell out technical terms
- the policy settings around the development of rebuilding strategies have been clarified
- it is clearer how the policy fits within the broader Commonwealth fisheries policy framework.
Public consultation is now open and submissions must be lodged by 9 June 2017.
Read the draft Commonwealth Fisheries Harvest Strategy Policy
Please read the draft Commonwealth Fisheries Harvest Strategy Policy before making a submission to the department.
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To make a submission:
- Read the draft Commonwealth Fisheries Harvest Strategy Policy
- Provide feedback via email Fisheries Policies
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