Media Release: Limmen Bight Marine Park’s new plan could be a win win for fishing, culture and conservation

Top End conservationists, fishers and tourism operators have today welcomed the NTGovernment’s call for public comment over the next month on how best to manage and protect the incredible cultural, recreational, commercial and ecological values of one of the Top End’s secret gems - the Limmen Bight Marine Park.

BREAKING: NT coasts have their first ever plan for protection

The Territory’s first ever plan to protect the Top End coasts is welcomed. Today the NT Government released the NT Coastal and Marine Management Strategy, delivering on one of their most important election commitments.

EVENT: Territory Water Forum - what do new proposals for dams and water mean for our rivers and fishing?

Join us at the Palmerston Game Fishing Club to hear from Territory experts on threats to Top End rivers and our fishing lifestyle.

ABC News - Coastal Economics - July 20, 2019

ABC Darwin reports that Top End coasts are worth almost $3 billion a year, but that revenue is in danger without a plan to protect our coasts.

EVENT: What does a changing climate mean for our coasts & fishing?

Join us at the Darwin Railway Club on Tuesday 6 August, to hear about what climate change means for Top End mangroves, coasts and marine wildlife, and our fishing lifestyle. Book your free ticket here.  

Mangrove forests could 'drown' due to sea level rise

A story featured by ABC News Darwin explains that the Top End's mangrove forests are highly vulnerable to sea level rise.   

Concern for the Roper River - ABC Country Hour

A new study into the potential for irrigated agriculture in the Roper River region, sparks concern. 

Grey nurse sharks discovered in NT waters

A population of grey nurse sharks that have been discovered just off the coast of the Tiwi Islands in Northern Territory waters. 

A decades worth of McArthur River Mine lead-zinc spills

An ABC News story featured online this week, saw former crewmen who worked on a McArthur River Mine barge, transporting lead-zinc concentrate, say that they have witnessed regular spills of the product overboard for a decade.  

Coral Bleaching in Northern Australia

Widespread coral bleaching is forecast for waters off the Northern Australia coast, due to above-average sea surface temperatures that occurred in late 2018.      

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