Submission on Hawkesbury Shelf Marine Bioregion Assessment Suggested Management Initiatives

Hawkesbury Shelf Marine Bioregion Assessment Suggested Management Initiatives Discussion Paper - EDO NSW submission

May 2016 – Download PDF

Our submission addresses the Threat and Risk Assessment (TARA) process, the relationship with current legislative processes, and each of the eight suggested management initiatives outlined in the discussion paper.

We argue that the highest priority management initiative for Hawkesbury Shelf Marine Bioregion should be the implementation of a large-scale, multi-use marine park that provides comprehensive, adequate and representative protection of the marine estate. Such a marine park would address a large number of high and moderate risks and threats, and is the suggested management initiative that is most consistent with the object of the Marine Estate Management Act 2014.