Notification: Parks and Wildlife Service is part of the new Department of Biodiversity, Conservation and Attractions (DBCA).

Amendments to the Management Plan for the Montebello/Barrow Islands Marine Conservation Reserves 2007-2017 Management Plan No. 55

The Department of Biodiversity, Conservation and Attractions advises that amendments are proposed to the Management Plan for the Montebello/Barrow Islands Marine Conservation Reserves 2007-2017 Management Plan No. 55. The proposed amendments comprise changes to the management plan to state the conservation purpose of special purpose zones in the Montebello Islands Marine Park, as well as changes to the permitted activities table to remove fishing restrictions in general use zones of the Montebello Islands Marine Park.

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Aerial view of Montebello Islands Marine Park. Photo © Tim Hunt, DBCA

The Department of Biodiversity, Conservation and Attractions advises that amendments are proposed to the Management Plan for the Montebello/Barrow Islands Marine Conservation Reserves 2007-2017 Management Plan No. 55. The proposed amendments comprise changes to the management plan to state the conservation purpose of special purpose zones in the Montebello Islands Marine Park, as well as changes to the permitted activities table to remove fishing restrictions in general use zones of the Montebello Islands Marine Park.

The proposed amendments are linked below or copies are available from the Department of Biodiversity, Conservation and Attractions offices in Kensington and Karratha .

The closing date for submissions is Friday 8th September 2017.

Submissions can only be made via a written response directed to:

Attention - Marine Planning Unit Leader
Planning Branch
Department of Biodiversity, Conservation and Attractions
Locked Bag 104 
Bentley Delivery Centre WA 6983