MarineBusiness-World.com
 
 
News Home FishingBoating Photo Gallery Australian Cruising Sail-World Australia
Sail-World.com : Great Barrier Reef future management - Townsville locals provide input
Great Barrier Reef future management - Townsville locals provide input

Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority
A meeting to discuss the future management of the Great Barrier Reef was held last weekend when Townsville community representatives joined others from Cape York to Bundaberg.

The two-day workshop is an annual meeting of representatives from 12 Local Marine Advisory Committees and senior staff from the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority.

Townsville Local Marine Advisory Committee Chair Julie Traweek said presentations and discussions focused mainly on sourcing local input to the strategic assessment.

As agreed with the Australian Environment Minister, GBRMPA and Queensland are undertaking this strategic assessment. GBRMPA will identify the values of and risks to the Great Barrier Reef World Heritage Area while the Queensland Government is assessing the adjacent coastal zone.

'In North Queensland a healthy Reef is critical to our livelihoods, in particular the strength of our tourism and fishing industries. There are also strong cultural and social connections,' Ms Traweek said.

'The outcomes of the strategic assessment will have an impact on the local Townsville community. That’s why it was important that we had a voice at the meeting to let GBRMPA know what the local pressures are and why we need it to be properly managed.'

GBRMPA Chair Russell Reichelt thanked the community representatives for giving up their time to provide valuable feedback and advice on Reef management.

'The delegates represented a wide range of community stakeholders including tour operators, Traditional Owners, farmers, conservationists and fishers.

'They brought a wide range of views and experiences to the workshop and it was great to get their input.
'We hope to bring everyone back together early next year for a final round of briefings and comments prior to release of the draft strategic assessment reports for public comment.'

Other issues discussed at the meeting included inshore biodiversity, the outlook for coastal ecosystems and a proposed heritage strategy for the Great Barrier Reef. They also toured the upgraded Reef Vessel Tracking System facility managed by the Australian Maritime Safety Authority.

Established in 1999, the Bowen-Burdekin Local Marine Advisory Committee meets five times a year to advise GBRMPA on marine issues and undertake regional environmental projects.

Local Marine Advisory Committees also operate in the Bowen-Burdekin, Cape York, Cairns, Cassowary Coast, Capricorn Coast, Douglas, Gladstone, Hinchinbrook, Mackay, Whitsundays and Burnett regions.

GBRMPA website


by GBRMPA

  

Click on the FB Like link to post this story to your FB wall

http://www.marinebusiness-world.com/index.cfm?nid=103508

6:35 AM Sun 4 Nov 2012GMT


Click here for printer friendly version
Click here to send us feedback or comments about this story.







Marine Business News





































Understanding the Ocean's role in Greenland Glacier melt by Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI),










Revealing report on Search for American yacht Nina released *Feature by Rob Kothe and the Sail-World team,
















AYSS PacificNet/Tahiti voted a success! by Asia Pacific Superyachts,




July 2014 edition of Finnfare has been published
Taiwan's first marina a Superior effort *Feature
Vaavud launches generation 2 wind meter
Research highlights marinas economic, social and environmental benefit
Solar 1 Monte Carlo Cup 2014 - Monaco sunshine new fuel for motorboats
Hamilton Island Audi Race Week 2014 - Accommodation options
Rio cleaning up its act in the lead up to Olympic sailing test event *Feature
Collinson FX Market Commentary: July 12, 2014 - KIWI heads to 90c
National Squib Owners Association and Rondar Raceboats join forces
Collinson FX Market Commentary: July 11, 2014 - Portugal bank defaults
Sydney International Boat Show updates
Portland’s new state-of-the-art boat ramp officially opened
Collinson FX Market Commentary: July 10, 2014 - KIWI hits higher
SECUMAR appoint new sales director
Collinson FX Market Commentary: July 9, 2014 - New stat pushes ANZACs
Your invitation to the Seawind 1160 LITE World launch
APSNZ appoints Duthie Lidgard as new MD
Abell Point Marina looking shipshape
Oceanis 48 at the Sydney International Boat Show
Bar Crusher's fully-enclosed fishing weapons
World premieres and national debuts for Sydney International Boat Show   
Marine Auctions experiencing rising tide of interest *Feature   
Télégramme Group acquires majority stake in OC Sport   
Barnacle-encrusted Mercury outboard starts after lengthy submersion   
Auckland On Water Boat Show to hold world record attempt   
Zodiac at Sydney International Boat Show 2014 – Australian   
Gold Coast International Marine Expo - Exhibitor space filling fast   
Countdown to Sydney International Boat Show *Feature   
Collinson FX Market Commentary: July 5, 2014 - AUD jaw boned lower   
Collinson FX Market Commentary: July 4, 2014 - AUD Overvalued   
Cannes Yachting Festival - Oceanic Yachts 90' STS to premiere   
Global Marina Institute recognises marina professionals worldwide   
Ferretti Group continues to grow internationally   
Mobiles drive traffic - 72% increase in Sail-World.com page view *Feature   
Auction - Beneteau First 47.7 - Sintara   
Fusion achieves industry-wide acceptance of FUSION-Link   
BSE Brisbane Slipways open for business as normal   
Collinson FX Market Commentary: July 3, 2014 - KIWI remains strong   
Honda’s everywhere at Sydney International Boat Show!   
Sly 43 - Making her Australian premier   


For this week's complete news stories select    Last 7 Days
   Search All News
For last month's complete news stories select    Last 30 Days
   Archive News







Sail-World.com  


















Switch Default Region to:

Social Media

Asia

Australia

Canada

Europe

New Zealand

United Kingdom


http://www.sail-world.com/event_images/image/Twitter_logo_small.png http://www.sail-world.com/event_images/image/FaceBook-icon.png  http://www.sail-world.com/event_images/image/RSS-Icon.png

United States

Cruising Northern

Cruising Southern

MarineBusiness World

PowerBoat World

FishingBoating World

 

Contact

Commercial

News

Search

Contact Us

Advertisers Information

Submit news/events

Search Stories/Text

Feedback

Advertisers Directory

Newsletter Archive

Photo Gallery

 

Banner Advertising Details

Newsletter Subscribe

Video Gallery

Policies

 

 

 

Privacy Policy

 

 


Cookie Policy

 

 



This site and its contents are © Copyright TetraMedia and/or the original author, photographer etc. All Rights Reserved.  Photographs are copyright by law.  If you wish to use or buy a photograph contact the photographer directly.
XLXL NEW MBW
LocalAds   DE  ES  FR  IT