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Fisheries Scientific Committee proposed determination for Cauliflower Soft Coral (Dendronephthya australis)

The NSW Fisheries Scientific Committee (FSC), established under Part 7A of the Fisheries Management Act 1994, has made a proposed determination to list the Cauliflower Soft Coral (Dendronephthya australis) as an endangered species.

The FSC reviewed information and found that the species is facing a very high risk of extinction in NSW in the near future, as determined in accordance with criteria prescribed by the Fisheries Management (General) Regulation 2010.

The FSC is now accepting submissions.  All submissions must be received by 11.59 pm Wednesday 15 April 2020. Please note that all submissions may be made public unless confidentiality is specifically requested. Only written submissions will be accepted.

Any person may make a written submission which should be forwarded by email to or by post to:

Fisheries Scientific Committee
c/- NSW DPI Fisheries
PO BOX 1305

A submission process is also now open for inclusion of this species on the Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999 (EPBC Act) threatened species list as part of the Common Assessment Method.

For information about this process and to make a submission visit

View the proposed determination for Cauliflower Soft Coral (Dendronephthya australis) PDF, 342.73 KB

The above document can also be viewed at the DPI Fisheries Head Office and District Fisheries Offices in NSW.

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Proposed Determination for Cauliflower Soft Coral
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