The South Australian Sardine Fishery, under the Fisheries Management Act 2007, aims to protect, manage, use and develop the aquatic resources of South Australia in a manner that is consistent with ecologically sustainable development and, to that end, implement proper conservation and management measures to protect the aquatic resources of South Australia from over exploitation and ensure that those resources are not endangered.
The South Australian Sardine Industry works in a cooperative manner with Primary Industry and Resources South Australia (PIRSA), to ensure operations in the fishery compliment the objectives of the Fisheries Management Act 2007.
This assessment enabled the export of South Australian Sardines under Part 13A of the EPBC Act and was due for review in November 2014. The Reassessment Report was submitted by PIRSA Fisheries & Aquaculture in August 2014 and awaits approval. The previous approval has been extended until 27 November 2015 by which time the Department of the Environment (DOtE) will have completed it’s assessment.