90 Day Tuna Project sealed
The project team for the Change@SA Reducing Red Tape for the Tuna Industry Project has now finalised the Memorandum of Administrative Agreement (MAA) between the EPA, Primary Industries and Regions SA (PIRSA) and the Australian Southern Bluefin Tuna Industry Association (ASBTIA).
This agreement provides a streamlined process for the assessment of tuna licence applications and chemical use, and provides broad guidelines that will underpin the review of the environmental monitoring programmes for the tuna industry.
The key outcomes resulting from the agreement include:
- Reduced red tape and regulatory burden for the tuna industry
- Improved relationships between the Government of South Australia and the seafood sector, and
- More effective and efficient management of the tuna industry, whilst ensuring risks identified by PIRSA and the EPA are adequately assessed, managed and monitored.
The agreement has now been endorsed and signed by the Chief Executives of the EPA, PIRSA and ASBTIA.
Preliminary discussions have taken place on the next steps and knowledge transfer to be applied to further sectors.