Export Approval (EPBC Act)

The Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999 (EPBC Act) requires the Federal Government to assess the environmental performance of fisheries and promote ecologically sustainable fisheries management. 

The Commonwealth Department of the Environment and Energy (DEE) is responsible for the assessment of state export fisheries in accordance with the EPBC Act. DEE evaluates the environmental performance of export fisheries, including: 

  • the strategic assessment of fisheries under Part 10 of the EPBC Act; 
  • assessments relating to impacts on protected marine species under Part 13; and 
  • assessments for the purpose of export approval under Part 13A. 

The application documents can be viewed on the DEE website by following the link. http://www.environment.gov.au/marine/fisheries/vic-managed-fisheries