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Management program for the saltwater crocodile in the Northern Territory of Australia 2009-2013



Management program for the saltwater crocodile in the Northern Territory of Australia 2009-2013


Fukuda, Yusuke; Delaney, Robyn; Leach, Gregory J

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Northern Territory. Department of Natural Resources, Environment, The Arts and Sport


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The draft program is open for public comment to Friday 29 May 2009. Includes Summary document.


Date:2009-04; Made available via the Publications (Legal Deposit) Act 2004 (NT).




Crocodylus porosus -- Northern Territory; Crocodiles -- Conservation -- Northern Territory; Crocodiles -- Control -- Northern Territory; Crocodiles -- Government Policy -- Northern Territory

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Northern Territory Government

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60 pages : illustration, maps ; 30 cm.

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Attribution International 4.0 (CC BY 4.0)

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Northern Territory Government



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http://hdl.handle.net/10070/214159[Final Edition]

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Draft Management Program for the Saltwater Crocodile in the Northern Territory 54 Table 1: Stakeholder Responsibilities in the Saltwater Crocodile Management Program 2009 - 2013 Stakeholder Responsibilities Department of Natural Resources, Environment, The Arts and Sport Assess applications and issue permits as appropriate. Ensure compliance with permit conditions. Issue permits for domestic shipments of live crocodiles from farms within 10 working days. Remove and dispose of nuisance crocodiles from agreed no-tolerance areas. Collate annual report to the Australian Government. Compare wild egg collection data with farm hatchling data each year. Review the Management program for the Saltwater Crocodile (Crocodylus porosus) in the Northern Territory of Australia. Department of Regional Development, Primary Industries Fisheries and Resources Ensure monthly returns from crocodile farms are submitted and collated. Process applications for permits to import/export crocodile skins and products both overseas and domestic within 2 business days of application. Inspect crocodile skins and products for export and process appropriate paperwork. Annually audit the hatchlings on each farm to validate data in the monthly returns. Visit farms to make sure appropriate animal welfare and biosecurity standards are being met. Ensure production data from monthly returns is collated, validated and passed on to NRETAS annually. Ensure each crocodile farm is given confidential feedback every 6 months on their farm production performance compared with the Northern Territory industry average. Ensure the supply, payment and issue of CITES skin tags for crocodile skins for trade. Investigate breaches in trade conditions or illegal trade of crocodilian skins or products. Northern Territory Crocodile Farming Industry Comply with all permit conditions. Submit production returns to RDPIFR each month. Ensure animal welfare standards are being met in accordance with the Animal Welfare Act and the Code of Practice. Ensure disease control on farms by adhering to the Biosecurity Plan for Crocodile Farms (2006). Ensure worker safety is not comprised by adhering to appropriate Workplace Health and Safety requirements. Assist RDPIFR and/or NRETAS to annually audit hatchlings. Submit applications for permits to import/export crocodile shipments both domestically and overseas to RDPIFR, at least two business days before the date needed. Ensure applications for inspections on shipment dates are lodged with RDPIFR at least 10 working days in advance. Ensure that a CITES permit has been issued and that CITES permit numbers are available for overseas shipments of crocodile skins and products. Ensure that permit applications to remove live crocodiles from farms are submitted to NRETAS at least ten working days before the desired transport date. Ensure an application to renew the commercial permit to keep and trade for the farm is submitted to NRETAS before the current permit expires. Submit any application(s) to NRETAS to harvest wild eggs by 31 August each year. Submit completed egg collection returns for the season to NRETAS by 31 July each year.