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Fisheries Legislation Amendment (High Seas Fishing Activities and Other Matters) Bill 2004

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2002-2003-2004

 

The Parliament of the

Commonwealth of Australia

 

THE SENATE

 

Fisheries Legislation Amendment (High Seas Fishing Activities and Other Matters) Bill 2003

 

 

( Amendments to be moved by Senator Greig on behalf of the Australian Democrats in committee of the whole )

 

(1)     Schedule 2, item 6, page 31 (lines 17 to 23), omit the item, substitute:

6  Subsection 167(1)

Repeal the subsection, substitute:

             (1)  AFMA must cause to be compiled, from logbooks or returns furnished under section 42 or from other sources, statistics in relation to matters mentioned in subsection 42(1B).

          (1A)  AMFA may publish or make available, in any way it thinks fit, any of the statistics compiled under subsection (1). However, as soon as practicable after 30 June each year, AFMA must publish on the Internet statistics on the total quantity of fish caught, fishing effort and the estimated total value of production in each fishery under its control for the 12 months ending on that 30 June.

          (1B)  AFMA must ensure that all data in its possession (whether obtained from logbooks or returns furnished under section 42 or from other sources) is made available to all Commonwealth agencies in a timely manner for the purposes of law enforcement, monitoring compliance with Commonwealth laws, and evaluating the impacts of fishing on the environment.

[statistics]

(Amendment (2) is an alternative to Amendment (1))

(2)     Schedule 2, item 6, page 31 (lines 17 to 23), omit the item, substitute:

6  Subsection 167(1)

Repeal the subsection, substitute:

             (1)  AFMA must cause to be compiled, from logbooks or returns furnished under section 42 or from other sources, statistics in relation to matters mentioned in subsection 42(1B). 

          (1A)  AMFA may publish or make available, in any way it thinks fit, any of the statistics compiled under subsection (1).

            (B)  AFMA must ensure that all data in its possession (whether obtained from logbooks or returns furnished under section 42 or from other sources) is made available to all Commonwealth agencies in a timely manner for the purposes of law enforcement, monitoring compliance with Commonwealth laws, and evaluating the impacts of fishing on the environment.

[statistics]

(3)     Schedule 2, Part 3, page 35 (lines 2 to 21), TO BE OPPOSED.

[recreational fishing]