The Australian Fisheries Management Authority (AFMA) is seeking comments on the revised draft Gillnet Dolphin Mitigation Strategy (the Strategy) for gillnet fishing in the Southern and Eastern Scalefish and Shark Fishery (SESSF).
AFMA’s key objective with respect to bycatch is to minimise fishing related impacts on bycatch species, including protected species, in a manner consistent with the principles of ecologically sustainable development. Further, the fishery should not be detrimental to the survival or conservation status of any taxon and fishers are required to take all reasonable steps to ensure that protected species are not killed or injured.
The independent AFMA Commission will make a decision on the Strategy after considering feedback from marine mammal experts, the South East Management Advisory Committee (SEMAC), Gillnet fishing industry associations and submissions received during the public consultation process.
The public consultation period will close on Wednesday 12 April 2017.
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