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Notice given 22 September 2005

1237  Senator Siewert: To ask the Minister for Fisheries, Forestry and Conservation—

(1) For which species of sharks, rays and other marine species has the Minister given principal responsibility to the states, under respective Offshore Constitutional Settlement (OCS) agreements.


 (2) Are the states required to meet any sustainability standards or management guidelines for these species as part of the OCS agreements; if so, what are these standards or guidelines.

(3) Can any such standards, guidelines or management plans be provided; if not, why not.