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The Department of Biodiversity, Conservation and Attractions (DBCA) has a key role in monitoring, evaluating and reporting on the environmental health and community benefit of the Swan Canning Estuary and its catchment. Environmental monitoring is focused on water quality and biological indicators including fish and seagrass.

The main objectives of the evaluation and reporting program are to develop an understanding of waterway function, track trends, measure compliance against management targets, monitor the extent and severity of low oxygen and algal blooms, report changing conditions to the community, inform catchment models, guide management decisions and incident response, and determine the effectiveness of estuary and catchment management measures.

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