The latest progress reports for implementation of the Marine Estate Management Strategy have been published – just in time for some holiday reading!
The Strategy implementation annual report – 2020-21 has been released, along with the triannual snapshot – Year 4, Trimester 1.
Highlights from the latest reports include:
- Improvements completed on 130+ hectares of riverbank to reduce erosion, including stock fencing, weeding removal and revegetation with 15,000+ native plants
- An online mapping tool launched to help identify suitable sites where jetties and pontoon can be built without impacting waterway health
- A citizen science project helped provide data to map changes in marine species distributions due to climate change
- Sea Country school education program delivered and extended to Worimi and Yaegl nations
- Educational products, signs and brochures created to promote conservation work to save the endangered White’s Seahorse
- Public consultation concluded on the draft NSW Fisheries Harvest Strategy policy and guidelines
- Online private mooring map launched to help streamline the mooring application process
- 3,300+ NSW coastal residents and visitor surveys conducted to assess community wellbeing
- 28 projects initiated to reduce red tape and 34 projects underway aimed at improving governance.
To view the Strategy implementation annual report, click here.
To view the triannual snapshot, click here.