How to comment on proposals to amend the Australian Fish names Standard

 

The Fish names standard is reviewed and updated at regular intervals. During a review, public comment is sought for all proposed changes. These will be posted on this site.  

The process for commenting, when a call is made is as follows: 
 
  • Follow the link provided below.

  • Your comments need to focus on whether the proposed Standard Fish Name complies with the Standard Fish Names Protocols.

  • Your completed form will be submitted upon completion 

Applications for public comment 

 

Public consultation is a key part of the fish names procedures. The Fish Names Committee places great importance on the feedback received from stakeholders when making a final decision on these applications. 

The Fish Names Committee uses a web based procedure to allow for respondents to provide feedback.

The FRDC Fish Names Committee is seeking comment from all stakeholders on 20 applications to amend the Australian Fish Names Standard.

Public consultation is a key part of the fish names procedures. The Fish Names Committee places great importance on the feedback received from stakeholders when making a final decision on these applications.  The closing date for feedback is 22 August 2018.

The Fish Names Committee uses a web based procedure to allow for respondents to provide feedback.
Click on the following link and the data will be submitted on completion.
In summary, the applications are:
Group 1 Blacktip Shark
  • Application 293 to DELETE the group name BLACKTIP SHARKS for Carcharhinus, Loxodon & Rhizoprionodon spp
  • Application 294 to ADD the group name BLACKTIP SHARKS for Carcharhinus limbatus, Carcharhinus sorrah, & Carcharhinus tilstoni.
Group 2 Sea Urchins
  • Application 295 to add the SFN Longspined Sea Urchin Centrostephanus rodgersii
  • Application 296 to add the SFN Western Longspined Sea Urchin for Centros tephanus tenuispinus
  • Application 297 to add the SFN Needlespined Sea Urchin for Diadema setosum
  • Application 298 to add the SFN Collector Sea Urchin for Tripneustes gratilla
  • Application 299 to add the SFN Shortspined Sea Urchin for Heliocidaris erythrogramma
  • Application 300 to add the SFN Black Sea Urchin for Heliocidaris tuberculata
  • Application 301 to add the SFN Burrowing Sea Urchin for Echinometra mathaei
  • Application 302 to add the SFN Kina for Evechinus chloroticus
Group 3 Yabbies
Group 4 Blacklip Oyster
Group 5 Rainbow Smelt (Imp)
Group 6 Turban Shells or Periwonkles
  • Application 292 to add the SFN Rough Turban Shell for Lunella torquata (Gmelin, 1791)
  • Application 307 to add the SFN Green Turban Shell for Turbo marmoratus Linnaeus, 1758
  • Application 308 to add the SFN Smooth Turban Shell for Turbo imperialis Gmelin, 1791
Further information on each of the proposed amendments is available by clicking on the appropriate link within the form. You are encouraged to complete all sections but can comment on your specific areas of interest.
You are also invited to put forward alternative names if you do not like the proposed name.