Humane Society International Inc v Minister for Environment and Heritage

February 2008

EDO NSW acted for HSI in the Administrative Appeals Tribunal (AAT) appealing the Minister's declaration of the Southern and Eastern Scalefish and Shark Fishery Wildlife Trade Operation under the Environmental Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999.

EDO NSW has represented HSI at four mediations with the Minister and Australian Fisheries Management Authority representatives since September 2006, and succeeded in negotiating a number of significant draft additional conditions to the Wildlife Trade Operation. Final orders implementing the conditions agreed to at the mediations were made by the AAT on 21 February 2001.

Decision AAT