Marine managers meet
THE annual general meeting of the International Coral Reef Initiative is being held in Cairns.
Marine area managers from around the world are meeting up to focus on protecting coral reefs and share their understanding of pressures on the systems and options for reducing the threats.
The Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority is hosting the event on behalf of the Federal Government with over 50 participants from 20 countries taking part in the four-day meeting.
Topics discussed will include lionfish invasion in the Caribbean to marine-protected areas and effective marine-protected area management.