Coastal, Marine & Fisheries Management

EDO NSW has produced a number of resources on coastal, marine and fisheries management

Coastal management law is currently being reformed. The Coastal Management Act 2016 been passed but has not yet commenced. Our Fact Sheets will be updated to reflect changes in the law once they come into force.

Our Fact Sheets on coastal protection and Marine & Fisheries Management can be downloaded below.

EDO NSW also undertakes law reform work relevant to coastal, marine and fisheries management. Read our submissions.

EDO NSW represents individuals and community groups in public interest litigation to protect the environment. Read about our past cases on coastal, marine and fisheries management.

Learn how to Have Your Say about coastal, marine and fisheries management.

Coastal Protection

This Fact Sheet describes the legal framework regulating development in coastal areas in NSW. It identifies whether coastal protection matters fall within local, state, or national jurisdiction, and includes information about coastal zone management, emergency provisions relating to coastal protection and sea level rise, and how the coast is protected through planning law.

This Fact Sheet will be useful for people who want to know how the coast is protected from both natural and man-made impacts. It will also be useful for residents of coastal areas who are affected by coastal storm erosion, or who are planning to develop or purchase property in a coastal zone. 

Coastal management law is currently being reformed. The Coastal Management Act 2016 been passed but has not yet commenced. Our Fact Sheets will be updated to reflect changes in the law once they come into force.

Other Fact Sheets you may find useful: DAs and Consents, LEPs and SEPPs

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Marine and Fisheries Management

This Fact Sheet describes the legal framework regulating the protection of marine resources - including through protected areas and threatened species laws. It also covers the regulation of recreational and commercial fishing, aquaculture and pollution of marine environments.

This Fact Sheet will be useful for people who want an introduction to the kinds of laws that apply to marine environments and the fishing industry. 

Other Fact Sheets you may find useful: Coastal ProtectionDAs and ConsentsLEPs and SEPPs

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