AMSA provided a submission on the Queensland Department of Agriculture and Fisheries (DAF) application for Wildlife Trade Operation (WTO) accreditation for the Queensland Sea Cucumber Fishery (East Coast) (QSCF) subject to the conditions of approval under the Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999 on 6 September 2021.
AMSA provided comments on the proposal for the establishment of marine parks in Australia's Indian Ocean Territories; Christmas Island and Cocos (Keeling) Islands on 10 August 2021.
AMSA welcomes the initiative to create marine parks (MPs) in Australia’s Indian Ocean Territories (IOT) and is pleased to see the considerable commitment to protection of deep-water habitats and species.
AMSA provided comment on the draft guidelines for the Environmental Impact Statement for the Star of the South Wind Farm Project on 26 July 2021.
NT Branch of AMSA submitted comments to the stakeholder consultation in relation to development drilling and completions activities the subject of a draft Environment Plan (Drilling EP) as part of the Barossa Offshore Gas Project on 9 July 2021.
Three recommendations were provided:
RECOMMENDATION 1: Consider complexities of cumulative pressures, multiple stressors, and various spatial and temporal scales in EP to lead industry best practice.
AMSA made a submission to the survey from the Australian Curriculum Review Consultation.