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PUBLIC NOTICE PURSUANT TO SECTION 15 OF THE MARINE PARKS REGULATION 2017

Date listed: 23/6/2020

Nusqe Spanton, chief executive officer of the Fraser Island Pearl Farm Pty Ltd has applied to the Queensland Parks and Wildlife Service & Partnerships (QPWS) for permission to conduct pearl oyster aquaculture within Carlo Point conservation park zone CPZ- 09 of the Great Sandy Marine Park (GSMP).

Proposal
It is intended to establish a 10 Ha (depth of 2-4m), line pearl oyster aquaculture farm to allow for pre and post-operative conditioning and seeding of Akoya pearl oysters (Pinctada imbricate) that have been previously grown from another aquaculture lease site within the GSMP. A maximum of 20 x 110 m surface long lines each with up to 100 dropper nets will be used. The surface long lines and accompanying infrastructure will be anchored to the seabed using a total of 63 anchors. All anchoring systems are removable and ropes, shackles etc. will remain off the seabed reducing any continued impact. Access to the farm area by other users will be restricted.

Interested persons may view further information on the proposal via:
• Contacting Nusqe Spanton, Fraser Island Pearl Farm Pty Ltd directly via email to info@fraserislandpearlfarm.com.au or
• Email a request for the information package to GBRRTechSupport@des.gld.gov.au

All persons are invited to lodge written comments on the proposal with QPWS&P by 3 August 2020. Comments should be sent via email to: GBRRTechSupport@des.qld.gov.au.

This notice does not imply approval for the proposed aquaculture proposal.

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