The NSW DPI Priorities Action Statement (PAS) is a statutory, non-regulatory document addressing each threatened species, population, ecological community and key threatening process (KTP) listed on the schedules of the Fisheries Management Act 1994. The PAS provides an agreed list of strategies and actions that will assist to down-grade or de-list species, populations and ecological communities from the threatened species schedules of the Fisheries Management Act 1994 , as well as actions that will assist to abate or eliminate the impacts of KTPs.
The PAS facilitates cooperative management by providing a readily accessible source of information and inventory of strategies and actions that may be used by anyone with an interest in, or responsibility for, the protection and enhancement of aquatic biodiversity in NSW. The PAS may be used by individuals, groups, public authorities and organisations to inform management decisions, determine investment priorities, or for consideration when exercising consent or determining functions.
NSW DPI NSW has a responsibility to lead the implementation of the PAS. However, successful recovery and threat abatement is contingent on the efforts of many stakeholders and the broader community. The implementation of many recovery strategies and actions will rely on obtaining grant funds or sourcing other forms of investment.