The Priorities Action Statement (PAS) is subject to statutory review every 3 years. Under the Fisheries Management Act 1994 NSW DPI is required to seek advice from the Natural Resources Commission, the Fisheries Scientific Committee, and other relevant State government agencies in reviewing the PAS.
Other relevant sources of information that will be used to inform the effectiveness of PAS strategies include:
The PAS will be periodically updated to reflect new listings to the Fisheries Management Act 1994, and the addition of any new recovery or threat abatement strategies and actions that may be required. Each amendment or review of the PAS must be subject to a public consultation procedure.
The recovery and threat abatement strategies identified for each threatened species, population and ecological and KTPs listed under the Fisheries Management Act 1994 are detailed on each of the relevant listings profile page.
The PAS is required to establish performance indicators to facilitate reporting on the implementation of recovery and threat abatement strategies and their effectiveness. These obligations will be met by:
NSW DPI will keep a record of PAS strategies and actions that have been implemented and will report on the findings during the PAS review every three years.
The primary source used to gauge the effectiveness of PAS strategies will be the information compiled by the Fisheries Scientific Committee during the annual review of listings under the Fisheries Management Act 1994. This information includes but is not limited to new research findings, survey and monitoring activities, habitat rehabilitation works, fishing management measures and breeding and stocking activities.