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Queensland Coastal Wetland Resources: Sand Bay to Keppel Bay.

Bruinsma, C. (2000) Queensland Coastal Wetland Resources: Sand Bay to Keppel Bay. Project Report. Information Series QI00100. Department of Primary Industries, Brisbane, Queensland.



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

This report summarises the results of the mapping undertaken in the Central Queensland Coast from Sand Bay to Keppel Bay (hereafter referred to as the Study Area). The study was undertaken in order to:

1. document and map the coastal wetland communities along the Queensland coastline from Sand Bay (20.93°S, 149.04°E) to Keppel Bay (23.65°S, 151.07°E);
2. document levels of existing disturbance to and protection of the wetlands;
3. examine existing recreational and commercial fisheries in the region; and
4. evaluate the conservation values of the areas investigated from the viewpoint of fisheries productivity and as habitat for important and/or threatened species.

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

Item Type:Monograph (Project Report)
Corporate Creators:Department of Employment, Economic Development and Innovation (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 wetlands; sustainable inshore fisheries management; conservation of habitat; mapping; Sand Bay; Keppel Bay; 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 01:52
Last Modified:03 Sep 2021 16:48

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