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Title: For commercial net fishermen about minor netting changes in DPA Bs (Dugong Protection Areas) information sheet
Corporate author: Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority
Year of publication: 2009
Year: 2009
Publisher: Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority
Place of publication: Townsville
Type of document: Brochure
Series/Report no.: Information sheet
Abstract: The amendments to the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Regulations 1983 are designed to give greater protection to dugong in and around headland areas, by restricting the use of set mesh nets in certain parts of particular DPA B areas, [Species Conservation (Dugong Protection) Special Management Areas (SMAs), which are known as Dugong Protection SMAs]. The changes are a technical amendment to clarify long-standing existing netting rules, by providing clear definitions of areas around headlands where the use of offshore set nets is prohibited to reduce the risk of incidental catch to dugong. They have been included with a larger package of amendments that are required to implement recent (2008) amendments to the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Act 1975.
Connection to GBRMPA: GBRMPA published this item
Subjects: Reef Ecosystems & Marine Species
Netting materials
Mammal entanglement
Marine mammals
Environmental management
Information Publication Scheme
Commercial fisheries
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