Engagement of the local community will address accumulation of marine debris on Ramsar wetland beaches at Shoalwater and Corio Bay, which has been exacerbated by recent flooding in the Fitzroy River. Activities will include removing debris, recycling contents and tracking rubbish origins. (Text from Caring for our Country funding - accessed 21 February 2012).
People involved: Ftizroy Basin Association Inc.
The project aims to improve marine life in the Whitsunday Region by establishing a basis for comprehensive debris reduction along the coastline within a planning zone covering 36 beaches, including 11 of the 74 islands in the Whitsunday group. (Text from Caring for our Country funding - accessed 21 February 2012)
People involved: Eco Barge Services Pty Ltd
Coastal and marine habitats are severely degraded by marine debris, posing a serious threat to marine turtles, mammals, seabirds and other EPBC listed species. This project will identify sources of marine debris and develop targeted solutions engaging and training coastal and Indigenous communities to enhance and improve habitat of high conservation value species. (Text from Caring for our Country funding - accessed 16 February 2012)
People involved: Tangaroa Blue Foundation Ltd
PROPONENT: NT Seafood Council
FUNDING: Caring for Our Country, Territory Natural Resource Management Board
Project Number: CY PA 09 - Marine & Coastal Phase 2
Project Name: Cape York Peninsula Marine & Coastal NRM Phase Two
Organisation: Cape York Peninsula Development Association