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Queensland Coastal Wetland Resources: The Whitsunday Region

Bruinsma, C. and Danaher, K. (2001) Queensland Coastal Wetland Resources: The Whitsunday Region. Project Report. Information Series QI01065. Department of Primary Industries, Brisbane, Queensland.



This report provides key resource data for the ongoing assessment of the requirement for additional Marine Protected Areas (e.g. FHAs under the Queensland Fisheries Act 1994) in regions of high fish habitat value in the Whitsunday Region from Gloucester Island to Cape Hillsborough (hereafter referred to as the Study Area). The study also provides baseline information on the coastal wetlands within this Study Area for consideration in the Ramsar site nomination process.

The project aimed to:
1. document and map the coastal wetland communities of the Study Area;
2. document levels of existing disturbance to and protection of the wetlands;
3. examine existing recreational, indigenous and commercial fisheries resources in 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/MPA declaration.

Item Type:Monograph (Project Report)
Corporate Creators:Department of Employment, Economic Development and Innovation (DEEDI), Department of Primary Industries, Queensland
Additional Information:© The State of Queensland, Department of Primary Industries, 2001. © 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; Gloucester Island; Cape Hillsborough; Whitsunday Region; Queensland.
Subjects:Aquaculture and Fisheries > Fisheries > Fishery research
Science > Statistics > Statistical data analysis
Aquaculture and Fisheries > Fisheries > Fishery management. Fishery policy
Live Archive:10 Jul 2012 02:28
Last Modified:03 Sep 2021 16:49

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