Threatened and protected species

Reducing impacts on threatened and protected species

Taking action to protect threatened and protected marine wildlife from harm.

Projects


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Planning to protect marine wildlife

Improving strategic planning and coordination of marine threatened and protected species programs across NSW.

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Partnerships to protect marine wildlife

Strengthening partnerships with government, community and industry to enhance the management, incident response and rehabilitation of marine threatened and protected species.

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Education to protect and conserve marine wildlife

Explaining the need to protect marine threatened and protected species and the importance of community to achieve this.


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Improve reporting of interactions with marine wildlife

Improving reporting and data sharing on marine threatened and protected species to support evidence-based decisions about marine wildlife management.

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Observer survey prioritisation

Updating the commercial fishing observer prioritisation to address threats to marine ecosystems.

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Ocean Trap and Line Fishery observer survey

Extending the observer-based survey of the Ocean Trap and Line Fishery to better understand the threats from bycatch and harvest.


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Estuary General Fishery observer survey

Analysing data from the Estuary General Fishery to address threats to fish from bycatch and harvest.

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Ocean Trawl Fishery observer survey

Analysing data from the NSW Ocean Trawl Fishery to address threats to fish from bycatch and harvest.

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Strategies for mitigating species interactions

Developing and implementing strategies to reduce interactions between commercial fishing gear and threatened and protected species.


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Fishing industry sustainability

Working with industry to reduce interactions with threatened and protected species and improve reporting of interactions when they occur.

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Species habitat research

Research and collaboration to reduce the effects of habitat modification on threatened and protected species.

Project to commence in future years

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Species monitoring

Understanding more about changes in the threats to marine wildlife and the health of their habitats.

Project to commence in future years

Page last updated/reviewed: 21 Sep 2021