9 Environmental principles

All persons exercising or performing functions, duties, or powers under this Act, in relation to the utilisation of fisheries resources or ensuring sustainability, shall take into account the following environmental principles:

(a)

associated or dependent species should be maintained above a level that ensures their long-term viability:

(b)

biological diversity of the aquatic environment should be maintained:

(c)

habitat of particular significance for fisheries management should be protected.