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The Gunner Government's commitment to develop a Coastal and Marine Management Strategy is a good first step to tackle the threats to our coast and lifestyle. 

Now the community is looking to you to deliver a plan it can rely on - one that secures the unique cultural, conservation and fishing values of the Top End's coast. This would bring significant benefits to the NT's people and economy, particularly in tourism. Iconic places such as Ningaloo and the Great Barrier Reef are thriving as a result of plans like this.

There are proven solutions on offer, which must be at the heart of a plan for the Top End's coast and can be tailored to the needs of the Territory - including Sea Country Indigenous Protected Areas, national parks in the sea and recreational fishing areas.