Abrolhos management plans

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Consultation on the Houtman Abrolhos Islands Reserve and Fish Habitat Protection Area draft management plans closed on 3 April 2022.

Consultation on the Houtman Abrolhos Islands Reserve (Abrolhos Reserve) and Fish Habitat Protection Area (FHPA) Draft Management Plans has now closed. The Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development (DPIRD) appreciates your consideration of the plans and thanks the Western Australian community for providing constructive feedback to assist in guiding the future management direction of the Reserve and the FHPA.

Consultation process

A comprehensive stakeholder engagement process was undertaken during 2021 and finalised in early 2022. The resulting Consultation Summary Report informed the development of the draft management plans for the Abrolhos Reserve and FHPA.

Consultation on the draft management plans opened on 21 February 2022 and closed on 3 April 2022. Government agencies, stakeholders and the broader community were given an opportunity to provide feedback on the draft management plans using the below online surveys. The draft management plans can be downloaded from the Documents panel on the right (click on the yellow folders).

DPIRD sought feedback on the proposed management objectives and actions set out under six strategic priority themes: nature conservation and protection; cultural heritage protection; tourism; sustainable fisheries and aquaculture; Abrolhos community; and governance.

Stakeholders were able to ask questions and gain further information by emailing Abrolhos.Planning@dpird.wa.gov.au

Next steps

DPIRD is currently analysing the survey responses and submissions received and will make updates to the plans as required. DPIRD will seek to further engage with key stakeholders as needed during this time.

Following analysis of the submissions, a summary report of public submissions will be released.

Both finalised management plans will require approval by the Minister for Fisheries. We are aiming for the management plans to be finalised in mid-2022.

Note

A separate management planning process is underway for the Houtman Abrolhos Islands National Park. This process is being led by the Department of Biodiversity, Conservation and Attractions (DBCA). The Houtman Abrolhos Islands National Park Draft Management Plan 2021 was released for public comment in May 2021. The submission period has now closed, and the plan is being finalised by DBCA.

For more information on this planning process, please visit www.dbca.wa.gov.au

Contact

If you have any questions regarding the management planning processes for the Abrolhos Reserve and FHPA, please contact: Abrolhos.Planning@dpird.wa.gov.au

Consultation on the Houtman Abrolhos Islands Reserve and Fish Habitat Protection Area draft management plans closed on 3 April 2022.

Consultation on the Houtman Abrolhos Islands Reserve (Abrolhos Reserve) and Fish Habitat Protection Area (FHPA) Draft Management Plans has now closed. The Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development (DPIRD) appreciates your consideration of the plans and thanks the Western Australian community for providing constructive feedback to assist in guiding the future management direction of the Reserve and the FHPA.

Consultation process

A comprehensive stakeholder engagement process was undertaken during 2021 and finalised in early 2022. The resulting Consultation Summary Report informed the development of the draft management plans for the Abrolhos Reserve and FHPA.

Consultation on the draft management plans opened on 21 February 2022 and closed on 3 April 2022. Government agencies, stakeholders and the broader community were given an opportunity to provide feedback on the draft management plans using the below online surveys. The draft management plans can be downloaded from the Documents panel on the right (click on the yellow folders).

DPIRD sought feedback on the proposed management objectives and actions set out under six strategic priority themes: nature conservation and protection; cultural heritage protection; tourism; sustainable fisheries and aquaculture; Abrolhos community; and governance.

Stakeholders were able to ask questions and gain further information by emailing Abrolhos.Planning@dpird.wa.gov.au

Next steps

DPIRD is currently analysing the survey responses and submissions received and will make updates to the plans as required. DPIRD will seek to further engage with key stakeholders as needed during this time.

Following analysis of the submissions, a summary report of public submissions will be released.

Both finalised management plans will require approval by the Minister for Fisheries. We are aiming for the management plans to be finalised in mid-2022.

Note

A separate management planning process is underway for the Houtman Abrolhos Islands National Park. This process is being led by the Department of Biodiversity, Conservation and Attractions (DBCA). The Houtman Abrolhos Islands National Park Draft Management Plan 2021 was released for public comment in May 2021. The submission period has now closed, and the plan is being finalised by DBCA.

For more information on this planning process, please visit www.dbca.wa.gov.au

Contact

If you have any questions regarding the management planning processes for the Abrolhos Reserve and FHPA, please contact: Abrolhos.Planning@dpird.wa.gov.au

Page last updated: 04 Apr 2022, 11:56 AM