Board Report - Meeting 244
Reef 2050 Plan Policies
- noted the draft policies and guideline were submitted to the Great Barrier Reef Ministerial Forum for noting on 25 November 2016.
- noted Ministerial Forum approval to release the draft policies and draft guideline for public comment will be sought (out-of-session) in early 2017.
- agreed that the Reef 2050 Plan cumulative impact and net benefit policies and the draft offset guideline would be updated to include a stronger high level statement on the problem and steps being taken by government, and further consideration on the level of detail once the case studies are complete.
- agreed to reconsider the updated documents out-of-session before they are resubmitted to Ministerial Forum.
Reef Guardian Program Update
- noted the verbal update on the Reef Guardian program.
- noted a business plan is being developed to rationalise and improve the Reef Guardian program, and feedback is being incorporated from a consultative process with program participants, key stakeholders, the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority’s executive, and the Authority.
- noted the above mentioned business plan is proposed to be submitted to the Authority, for approval, at a meeting in early 2017.
Coral Bleaching Update
Existing Policies on Coral Transplanting and Translocation
- noted the current guideline on ‘Coral Transplantation at Tourism Sites’ and position statement on ‘The translocation of species in the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park’.
- noted that these documents are still contemporary in today’s management paradigm.
Brand Positioning Project Update
- noted the update on the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority’s Brand Positioning Project.
- noted a further update will be provided in early 2017 as data and reports are currently being compiled and reviewed.
Field Management Program Periodic Review – Progress Update
Marine Monitoring Program Results Summary Report 2014-2015
- noted the findings of the Reef Water Quality Protection Plan (Reef Plan) Report Card 2015, published by the Australian and Queensland governments.
- noted the findings of the 2015 Marine Results Report, published by the Australian and Queensland governments.
- noted the findings of the Marine Monitoring Program Summary Report 2014–2015, published by the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority.
Field Management Program Annual Report 2015-16
Members of the Authority
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