Coral Sea Resources
Commercial Fishing in Australia’s Marine Reserves
Response to the Commonwealth Marine Reserves Review and recommendations for the development of management plans for Australia’s Marine Reserves.
Download the report commercialfishing_austmarinereserves_27_10_2016.
Response to the Bioregional Advisory Panel proposals on Marine National Park Zones and mining
Recommendations for the development of management plans for Australia’s marine reserves.
Download the report marinenationalparkzones_austmarinereserves_31_10_2016.
Be inspired by a new short film starring ocean legend Valerie Taylor, that explores the Coral Sea – the cradle to the Great Barrier Reef.
Watch The Last Sea Treasure at https://saveourmarinelife.org.au/treasure/
Queensland’s extraordinary marine life, coral reefs and coastal lifestyle are central to our livelihood, and are the backbone of our regional economy. Marine parks act as a tourism magnet, promoting our coastal assets and promising unique nature-based experiences to both domestic and international visitors.
New Galaxy research shows 76% of Cairns fishers support Coral Sea Marine Park protection zones; 71 per cent of Liberal National Party supporters believe the federal marine park review is creating uncertainty for local tourism and fishing charter businesses; and 93 per cent of voters in Leichhardt agree that the health of the Great Barrier Reef and the Coral Sea are interlinked and protecting them both is important for both their future and the tourism jobs that depend on them.
New Galaxy research has found 7 out of 10 voters in the Far North Queensland electorate of Leichhardt are concerned the federal government’s review of a Coral Sea marine park is harming local fishing and tourism businesses.
76 per cent of local recreational anglers support reinstating protection zones in the Coral Sea.
71 per cent of Liberal National Party supporters believe the federal marine park review is creating uncertainty for local tourism and fishing charter businesses.
93 per cent of voters in Leichhardt agree that the health of the Great Barrier Reef and the Coral Sea are interlinked and protecting them both is important for both their future and the tourism jobs that depend on them.
72 per cent of people in Leichhardt strongly agree that maintaining a reputation for unspoilt nature experiences in marine parks is important for Queensland’s tourism industry.
75 per cent believe protecting reefs and other important areas in the Coral Sea as a green zone that provides sanctuary for marine life will boost business opportunities by enhancing the region’s reputation among tourists.
87 per cent of recreational anglers say the green zones on the Great Barrier Reef have had no negative impact on their ability to go fishing. 11 per cent say the green zones have improved their enjoyment of fishing.
This Galaxy research of 400 voters in Leichhardt was conducted between May 31st and June 1st 2016. Read more here
It’s time that recreational fishers get the facts about the Coral Sea Marine Park – where it is, what it means and how it will impact your fishing.
Find out more at www.saveourmarinelife.org.au/fishfacts
Be inspired by a new short film about Queensland’s amazing coral reefs and our ocean caretakers. Watch this breathtaking exploration of the Coral Sea and Great Barrier Reef – our biggest and best – at https://saveourmarinelife.org.au/journey/
Australia is world renowned for its pristine beaches, crystal clear waters and extraordinary marine life, attracting billions of dollars each year in marine tourism alone. Our reputation as an iconic tourist destination relies on adequate protection of our unique marine environment.
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