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Review of the Crown-of-thorns Starfish Research Committee (COTSREC) Program

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Title: Review of the Crown-of-thorns Starfish Research Committee (COTSREC) Program
Authors: Lassig, B.R.
Engelhardt, U.
Moran, P.J.
Ayukai, T.
Keywords: Crown-of-thorns starfish;Great Barrier Reef (Qld.);Starfishes;Australia.;Acanthaster planci
Issue Date: 1995
Publisher: Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority
Series/Report no.: Research publication series no. 39
Research publication
Crown-of-thorns Starfish Research Committee (COTSREC)
Abstract: In December 1988, following criticism in the media of the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority's handling of the crown-of-thorns starfish (COTS) issue, the then Minister for the Arts, Sport, the Environment, Tourism and Territories, Senator the Honourable Graham Richardson, requested a review of the Authority's crown-of-thorns starfish research program and policies. The research program had been recommended to the Authority by the Crown-of-thorns Starfish Advisory Committee (COTSAC), a body of experts convened by the Authority in 1984 for this purpose. Funding of $3 million over four years for the program (1985-86 to 1988-89) was provided by the Federal Government. The program was reviewed annually by another advisory body established by the Authority, the Crown-of-thorns Starfish Advisory Review Committee (COTSARC). Zann and Moran (1988), Moran and Johnson (1990) and Lassig (1991) have summarised the structure and results of this program.
ISBN: 9780642230003
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