Joint Statement from 20 recreational fishing, tourism, wildlife and conservation organisations: Great Sandy Marine Park – Protect Our Region’s Ocean Jewel.
The Queensland Government is reviewing the rules for the Great Sandy marine park – a playground for fishing, boating, and the key to the coast’s nature tourism future.
Our stunning coastline and its whales, dolphins, dugongs, seabirds, and fish draw tourists from around Australia and the world. But just 4% of the marine park actually gives our wildlife the protection they need.
We want the QLD government to:
- Remove commercial gillnets from conservation areas so our fish stocks can recover and to protect threatened species like turtles and dugong.
- Increase marine national park zones to protect habitats and let our fish and wildlife thrive.