Entries by ACRS

Australian Coral Reef Society rejects decision to abandon sanctuary zones in proposed Sydney Marine Park

Here, we comment on the New South Wales Government’s decision to abandon sanctuary zones in the proposed Hawkesbury Shelf Marine Bioregion. We briefly note our objections to the NSW Fisheries Minister’s decision to remove no-take zones from the Hawkesbury Shelf Marine Bioregion and we urge the NSW Government to reconsider and return to a process […]

ACRS submission to the independent review of the governance of the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority

The Governance arrangements for the GBRMPA were initially established through the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park  Act 1975, and reviewed in 2006. Since  this time, the uses of, and threats to, the Great Barrier Reef (GBR) have changed considerably. These changes highlight the need for the accompanying changes in governance of the GBRMPA to ensure […]