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Title: A visual survey of demersal biota in the Cairns section of the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park
Authors: Mapstone, B.D.
Ayling, A.M.
Choat, J.H.
Corporate author: Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority
Year of publication: 1999
Year: 1999
Publisher: Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority
Place of publication: Townsville, Qld.
Type of document: Report
Series/Report no.: Research publication series no. 60
Research publication
Abstract: We surveyed 50 reefs over the entire Cairns Section. including reefs with a history of closure to extractive uses such as fishing, reefs that had always been open to most uses, and reefs that were to have their zoning status changed under the as amended zoning plan. In so doing. we were also in a position to compare the status. in 1990-91, of reefs with different zoning histories. albeit in the absence of structured baseline data from before the then effective zoning period (1983-91). We surveyed six locations around the perimeter of each reef by well·established and tested underwater visual survey methods.
ISBN: 9780642230812
Connection to GBRMPA: GBRMPA published this item
Subjects: Marine biological diversity conservation
Marine parks and reserves
Environmentally sensitive areas
Sublittoral ecology
Coral reef ecology
Demersal fish
Surveying underwater
Protected areas
Scientific research
Environmental management
Commercial fisheries
Reef Ecosystems and Species
Managing Multiple Use
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