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Title: Ecologically sustainable fishing in the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park position paper 2010
Corporate author: Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority
Year of publication: 2010
Year: 2010
Publisher: Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority
Place of publication: Townsvilile
Type of document: Policy
Abstract: The Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority (GBRMPA) recognises that fishing on the Great Barrier Reef is an important pastime and a source of income for both Queensland coastal communities and the Queensland seafood industry. Viable commercial and charter fishing industries depend on a healthy ecosystem just as Queenslanders rely on a healthy reef ecosystem for recreation and as a source of local seafood. Traditional Owners too are keen to ensure this culturally important resource remains healthy. The GBRMPA works collaboratively with others including Fisheries Queensland, the Department of Sustainability, Environment, Water, Population and Communities (DSEWPaC), and commercial and recreational fishers to continuously improve fishing gear and methods. While fisheries management continues to improve, a small number of risks remain which are being progressively addressed.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/11017/977
Connection to GBRMPA: GBRMPA published this item
Subjects: Sustainable fishing
Ecosystem management
Ecology
Environmental management
Corporate Governance
Information Publication Scheme
Commercial fisheries
Recreation
Reef-wide
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