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Consultation: Armstrong Aquaculture Licence and Lease, Abrolhos Islands

Armstrong was granted Aquaculture Licence no. IDCA 1642 in 2013. The Licence authorises the culture of octopus (Octopus tetricus) at a 256 square metre offshore site in the Pelsaert Group of the Abrolhos Islands.

Peter and Karen Armstrong have applied to vary their licence and lease to increase the existing site to a total of 332 square metres, which includes the addition of a 76 square metre offshore area and the addition of the below species:

  • squid (Sepioteuthis australis);
  • cuttlefish (Sepia apama); and
  • green algae (Caulerpa lentillifera)

The proponent is also seeking to apply for an exemption to enable it to collect broodstock of the proposed species.

Click the below links for information relevant to the application:

  1. Consultation Information
  2. Site Plan 

If you have any comments or concerns relating to your fishing operations please provide comments direct to helen.lucich@dpird.wa.gov.au by COB Monday 30 July 2018.
or
provide comment to Clare@westernrocklobster.org by COB Friday 27 July 2018 for inclusion in a WRL submission.

A copy of all responses received will be forwarded to Peter and Karen Armstrong to provide an opportunity for their response. This process allows a balanced consideration of the application and an opportunity for the applicant to make appropriate amendments to it.

In its assessment of the application, Aquaculture Branch will consider all substantive issues raised and document the process in a Statement of Decision, a copy of which will be available on the Department’s website (www.dpird.wa.gov.au).