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The Specimen Shell Fishery in Western Australia is based on the collection of marine species of the phylum Mollusca for the purposes of display, collection, cataloguing, classification and sale. Specimen shells may be alive or dead at the time of take and include beach-washed shells. Fossilised shells do not constitute specimen shells. This document has been prepared to detail the legislative requirements of the Western Australian Government, as well as to fulfill the requirements under the Commonwealth Wildlife Protection (Regulation of Exports and Imports) Act 1982 to allow for the export of specimen shells from Western Australian waters and the international obligations of the Commonwealth of Australia, particularly those related to the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species (CITES) after 1982.

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Aquaculture and Fisheries | Biology | Environmental Policy | Genetics | Marine Biology | Population Biology


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