NSW Marine Estate Threat and Risk Assessment (TARA) Draft Report

NSW Marine Estate Threat and Risk Assessment (TARA) Draft Report – EDO NSW submission

31 March 2017 – Download PDF

The draft report identifies threats to the marine and estuary areas of NSW, plus the socio-economic benefits received from these critical environmental resources. 

Overall we welcome the draft report and its associated documents. However, we identify a number of flaws in the assessment that we argue may lead to poor prioritisation of management of the NSW marine estate, especially over the long-term. Specific issues we address in our submission are:

  1. Objectives for the environmental TARA
  2. Marine Estate Expert Knowledge Panel (MEEKP) Evaluation Process
  3. TARA risk matrices
  4. Method for calculating prioritisation scores

Note: The deadline for public submissions on this report has been extended to Tuesday 18 April 2017. Find out how to make a submission.

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