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Assessment of applications for accreditation

                   The Authority must consider the following matters in assessing an application for accreditation of a TUMRA, and in deciding whether or not to impose any conditions on the accreditation:

                     (a)  the objectives of the zone or zones in which the proposed TUMRA would apply;

                     (b)  the matters covered by the TUMRA;

                     (c)  the likely effect of accreditation of the TUMRA on future options for using or entering the Marine Park;

                     (d)  the nature and scale of the traditional use of marine resources and any conservation of natural resources to be undertaken in accordance with the TUMRA;

                     (e)  the conservation of the natural resources of the Marine Park, including the need for conservation of protected species and, in particular, the capability of the relevant population of such a species to sustain harvesting;

                      (f)  the need to protect the cultural values and heritage values held in relation to the Marine Park by Traditional Owners and other people;

                     (g)  the possible effects of the proposed traditional use of marine resources on the environment and the adequacy of safeguards for the environment;

                     (h)  the likely effects of the proposed traditional use of marine resources on adjoining and adjacent areas;

                      (i)  any existing agreements or arrangements between the Authority and the Traditional Owner group covered by the TUMRA;

                      (j)  any legislation or government policy that applies to the proposed traditional use of marine resources;

                     (k)  any action necessary to avoid, remedy or mitigate unacceptable environmental impact that may result from the accreditation of the TUMRA;

                      (l)  any other matters relevant to the TUMRA and either:

                              (i)  achieving the objects of the Act; or

                             (ii)  orderly and proper management of the Marine Park.

Note:          For paragraph (e), see section 30 for information about protected species.

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