Fisheries Management Act 1994 No 38
220J Consideration of nomination by Fisheries Scientific
(1) The Fisheries Scientific Committee is to determine priorities for
its consideration of nominations every 12 months and in determining those
priorities is to have regard to:
(a) the degree of threat, immediacy of threat, taxonomic
distinctiveness and such other matters as the Fisheries Scientific Committee
considers relevant, and
(b) any advice or recommendations of the Minister or the NRC
concerning those priorities.
(1A) The NRC and the Minister may give advice or make recommendations
to the Fisheries Scientific Committee concerning priorities for the
consideration of nominations by the Fisheries Scientific Committee, and in
giving that advice or making those recommendations the NRC and the Minister
may consider State-wide issues of concern in biodiversity
(2) The Fisheries Scientific Committee may consider different
nominations about the same subject together, and may consider different
matters in the same nomination separately.
(3) The Fisheries Scientific Committee may reject a nomination
(a) the Committee determines not to make the amendment nominated
having regard to the eligibility requirements of this Part for listing,
(b) the subject of the nomination has already been dealt with,
(c) the nomination is vexatious, or
(d) the nomination is not accompanied by the information prescribed by
the regulations, or
(e) any additional information requested by the Committee is not
provided within the period specified for its provision or any such additional
information provided is inadequate.
(4) If the Fisheries Scientific Committee rejects a nomination, it is
to notify the Minister, the NRC and the person who made the nomination and is
to give reasons for the rejection.
Note. Section 220O enables the Committee to recommend other measures to
protect the fish or marine vegetation even if it rejects a