Other priority marine species and communities

Posted on Jun 30, 2015

CoastAndMarineSWCC Strategic Priority

A number of marine species and ecosystems are identified as priority assets within SWCC’s NRM Strategy under the Coasts and Marine Environment themes including:

Other priority marine species as follows:

  • first order priority – Little Penguin, West Coast rock lobster, Leeuwin snail and tufa colonies.
  • second order priority – dolphins, NZ fur seals, cormorants, marine raptors, migratory birds, pelicans, all tern species, hooded plover and the following that are also State priorities – abalone, West Coast demersal scalefish, all marine fish stocks and tailor

Priority ecosystems:

  • first order priority priority – coastline of the shires of Augusta/Margaret River, Busselton and Capel, and of the City of Bunbury; all offshore islands; surf breaks with National surf reserve status.
  • second order priority – LG coastlines – Shires of Harvey, Manjimup, Nannup and Waroona, City of Mandurah; Inlets – Broke, Hardy and Walpole-Nornalup; Capes – Leeuwin (Geographe), Leschenault and Preston Peninsula; surf breaks alongside iconic beaches.
  • third order priority – Peel-Yalgorup system.