Estuary management

  • Dredging and reclamation in the Port Stephens Estuary

    EcoNetwork advocates that a precautionary approach to dredging within the Port Stephens Estuary must be adopted by all management agencies. At the General Meeting held Friday 22 March 2013 EcoNetwork members decided that the principles on which the approach be based are: Applications/approvals must be preceded by comprehensive Environmental Impact Assessment/Statements and cost benefit analyses to assess all potential environmental benefits versus adverse impacts of artificial sediment transport ...

    Posted at March 24, 2013 | By : | Categories : Estuary management,Latest News,Papers & submissions | 0 Comment
  • Coastal development and its impacts on mangroves

    By Hugh James, Environmental Science and Management student, Newcastle University Mangroves are referred to as the regulation and breeding hub of the marine ecosystem. Coastal development threatens fish and invertebrate breeding grounds where 75-90% of global fisheries species engage within vital mangrove structures during their life cycles. Human activities are threatening the existence of mangroves The Australian population has a love affair with the coast; some 85% of all Australians live within 50kms of the coastline. ...

    Posted at October 7, 2012 | By : | Categories : Estuary management,Latest News,Papers & submissions | 0 Comment
  • For urgent review & update of the Port Stephens/Myall Lakes Estuary Management Plan 2000

    EcoNetwork – Port Stephens has called for the beginning of groundwork to align estuary management processes with current best environmental practices that will enable sustainable management of the Port Stephens estuary, its environs, foreshores and catchments. Our objectives, guided by the Precautionary Principle, are: A literature review and assessment of the main contemporary and historical hydrological, sand accretion and migration, and siltation studies conducted on the Port Stephens estuary, towards a review and update of the Port ...

    Posted at October 16, 2011 | By : | Categories : Estuary management,Papers & submissions | 0 Comment