GREAT BARRIER REEF
// Outlook Report 2014
the required tasks. There are well-coordinated initial response and clean-up arrangements in the case of an incident, as demonstrated in the response to the grounding of the Shen Neng I on Douglas Shoal in 2010. However, these arrangements need to be regularly reviewed and resources allocated as necessary in relation to changing risks. Aspects of shipping-related management considered to be under-resourced include restoration and rehabilitation of damaged areas following groundings and control, surveillance and monitoring for introduced species. While not a primary managing agency for shipping, the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority is a critical partner in shipping management arrangements in the Region with a focus on ensuring shipping operations are sustainable and consistent with management objectives. However, its objectives and implementation plans with regard to shipping have not been clearly articulated — if clearly documented this would help inform risk-based management and the optimal allocation of resources.
The Great Barrier Reef and Torres Strait Vessel Traffic Service facility in Townsville
7.3.8 Traditional use of marine resources