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Usage of marine resources by Aboriginal communities on the east coast of Cape York Peninsula.

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dc.contributor.authorSmith, A.*
dc.coverage.spatialCape Yorken
dc.description.abstractThe objectives of the study were: • To document the current and historical marine hunting and fishing practices of the Hopevale Aboriginal community adjacent to the Cairns Section of the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park (GBRMP); • To compare these practices with Lockhart River, another east coast Aboriginal community adjacent to the Far Northern Section of the GBRMP; • To acquire indigenous knowledge of the biology and behaviour of tropical marine food resources of the GBRMP; • To use the above information (a) to evaluate the reasons for differing fishing practices and knowledge between the two communities; (b) evaluate the factors that act to limit or encourage marine resource usage by those Aboriginal communities; (c) to assess the possible need for, and methods of, management of marine hunting and fishing practices, and the implications for the species involved; (d) to assess the need for further investigation of possible impact on the Aboriginal communities, due to marine resource management; • To provide the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority (GBRMPA) with recommendations that could be used in the development of a management programme for the usage of marine resources in areas of the GBRMP adjacent to these Aboriginal communities.en
dc.publisherGreat Barrier Reef Marine Park Authorityen
dc.relation.ispartofseriesResearch publication series no. 10en
dc.relation.ispartofseriesResearch publicationen
dc.subjectHopevale communityen
dc.subjectAboriginal marine usageen
dc.subjectTraditional fishingen
dc.subjectMarine resourcesen
dc.subjectAustralian Aboriginesen
dc.subjectLockhart River communityen
dc.subjectCape York Peninsula (Qld)en
dc.titleUsage of marine resources by Aboriginal communities on the east coast of Cape York Peninsula.en
dc.subject.asfaMarine resourcesen
dc.subject.asfaMarine turtlesen
dc.subject.asfaHistorical accounten
dc.subject.apaisAboriginal communitiesen
dc.subject.apaisEnvironmental managementen
dc.relation.connectiontogbrmpaGBRMPA published this itemen
dc.subject.categoryCultural heritageen
dc.subject.categoryTraditional useen
dc.subject.themeReef Valuesen
dc.subject.themeManaging Multiple Useen
dc.subject.locationFar Northern Management Areaen
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