Reactive monitoring at Nelly Bay Harbour: using environmental monitoring to manage marine construction activities

Chin, Andrew, and Marshall, Paul (2003) Reactive monitoring at Nelly Bay Harbour: using environmental monitoring to manage marine construction activities. In: Wilkinson, Clive, Green, Alison, Almany, Jeanine, and Dionne, Shannon, (eds.) Monitoring Coral Reef Protected Areas. Australian Institute of Marine Science, Townsville, QLD, Australia, pp. 34-35.

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Abstract

The Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority (GBRMPA) was tasked with designing and implementing an environmental management and monitoring system for Nelly Bay Harbour, which would allow construction works to proceed and ensure that the adjacent fringing coral reef suffered minimal damage. Nelly Bay lies within the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park and is on Magnetic Island, about 10km northeast of Townsville, Queensland, Australia. The Nelly Bay fringing reef is highly valued by residents and tourists for recreation such as diving, fishing and snorkelling. Construction plans for Nelly Bay raised concern among citizens and managers that it had the potential to damage the health of the Nelly Bay fringing coral reef growing only meters from the (previously built) harbour breakwaters.

Item ID: 36494
Item Type: Book Chapter (Scholarly Work)
ISBN: 978-0-642-32228-9
Funders: US Department of State, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Australian Institute of Marine Science, IUCN Global Marine Programme, Ministry of the Environment Japan, Great Barrier Reef Foundation (GBRF)
Date Deposited: 17 Jan 2018 01:57
FoR Codes: 05 ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES > 0502 Environmental Science and Management > 050205 Environmental Management @ 50%
05 ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES > 0502 Environmental Science and Management > 050206 Environmental Monitoring @ 50%
SEO Codes: 96 ENVIRONMENT > 9605 Ecosystem Assessment and Management > 960507 Ecosystem Assessment and Management of Marine Environments @ 50%
96 ENVIRONMENT > 9609 Land and Water Management > 960903 Coastal and Estuarine Water Management @ 20%
96 ENVIRONMENT > 9613 Remnant Vegetation and Protected Conservation Areas > 961303 Protected Conservation Areas in Marine Environments @ 30%
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