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Queensland Coastal Wetland Resources: the Northern Territory Border to Flinders River

Bruinsma, C. and Duncan, S. (2000) Queensland Coastal Wetland Resources: the Northern Territory Border to Flinders River. Project Report. Information Series QI00099. Department of Primary Industries, Brisbane, Queensland.



Protection of coastal wetland environments is an important prerequisite to effective and sustainable fisheries management and conservation of habitats for the use of future generations. Mangroves, saltmarshes and seagrasses directly support local and offshore fisheries through the provision of food, shelter, breeding and nursery grounds. As such, these vegetated wetland environments along with sandbars, mudflats, rocky foreshores and reefs have significant economic value as well as their intrinsic aesthetic and ecological values.

This report summarises the results of the mapping undertaken in the Gulf of Carpentaria Region from the Queensland/Northern Territory border eastwards to the western bank of the Flinders River (hereafter called the Gulf Study Area). The study was undertaken in order to:

1. document and map coastal wetlands of the Gulf Study Area;
2. document levels of existing disturbance to and protection of these wetlands;
3. examine existing recreational, indigenous and commercial fisheries of the region;
4. evaluate the conservation values of the areas investigated from the viewpoint of fisheries productivity and as habitat for important and/or threatened species for future FHA/Marine Protected Area (MPA) declaration.

Dataset URL Link: Queensland Coastal Wetlands Resources Mapping data. [Dataset]

Item Type:Monograph (Project Report)
Corporate Creators:DEEDI, QPIF
Additional Information:© The State of Queensland, Department of Primary Industries 2000. © The State of Queensland (Department of Employment, Economic Development and Innovation) 2009. Copyright protects this publication. Except for purposes permitted by the Copyright Act 1968, reproduction by whatever means is prohibited without prior written permission of the Department of Employment, Economic Development and Innovation. http://www.deedi.qld.gov.au/copyright.htm. Enquiries should be directed to Intellectual Property Commercialisation Unit ipcu@deedi.qld.gov.au or telephone +61 7 3225 1398.
Keywords:Coastal wetland environments; sustainable fisheries management; conservation; habitat; mapping; Gulf of Carpentaria Region; Flinders River; Gulf Study Area; Queensland; Australia.
Subjects:Aquaculture and Fisheries > Fisheries > Fishery research
Science > Statistics > Statistical data analysis
Aquaculture and Fisheries > Fisheries > Fishery management. Fishery policy
Live Archive:17 May 2010 01:53
Last Modified:03 Sep 2021 16:48

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