KEEP OUR OCEANS HEALTHY

KEEP OUR OCEANS HEALTHY

The NSW Government has released a draft 10 year strategy that is ‘supposed’ to protect and manage the marine environment along the NSW coastline. The draft Marine Estate Management Strategy 2018-2028 is now open for consultation.

Unfortunately, the draft Strategy fails to deliver on what’s needed to protect our estuaries and the ocean, fisheries and marine life over the next decade. This is a vital time to address the risks presented to marine life and to our enjoyment of the coast from the impacts of climate change, pollution, over-fishing and inappropriate coastal development. 

The Government's plan:

  • Down-plays the ...

The NSW Government has released a draft 10 year strategy that is ‘supposed’ to protect and manage the marine environment along the NSW coastline. The draft Marine Estate Management Strategy 2018-2028 is now open for consultation.

Unfortunately, the draft Strategy fails to deliver on what’s needed to protect our estuaries and the ocean, fisheries and marine life over the next decade. This is a vital time to address the risks presented to marine life and to our enjoyment of the coast from the impacts of climate change, pollution, over-fishing and inappropriate coastal development. 

The Government's plan:

  • Down-plays the critical risks to the marine environment from climate change.  
  • Stalls the push for a new Sydney Marine Park.  
  • Threatens to rezone existing parks marine parks and allow fishing into protected sanctuary zones.

We can’t afford to waste another decade on a plan that doesn’t work. Join me to put the pressure on now, lift our ambitions when it comes to marine parks and give our oceans the best chance to survive and thrive.

Have your say today - SUBMISSIONS CLOSE DECEMBER 8

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You can find out more information about the strategy and read the full draft on the Government's website.

Justin Field
NSW Greens MLC and Marine Spokesperson 

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SUBMISSION: I SUPPORT HEALTHY OCEANS IN NSW

The Liberal/National Coalition is playing politics with the ocean and our marine parks. We know the NSW community loves the coast and wants to strengthen protections, not just for the diverse and unique marine life, but also for the wonderful coastal lifestyle so many of us enjoy.

 

Have your say today to ensure we make a plan for a healthy ocean we can all enjoy. 

 

 

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