Managing human activities in Cape Byron Marine Park

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Page, A, Lloyd, DJ & Payne, RJ 2009, 'Managing human activities in Cape Byron Marine Park' paper presented to the 18th NSW Coastal Conference 2009, Ballina, NSW, 3-6 November.


Increasingly throughout Australia and the world, marine protected areas (MPAs) are
being established and managed to address issues such as the need to conserve
marine resources and to separate conflicting uses. In this paper we discuss some of
current objectives and models relevant to the management of MPAs in Australia and
in particular, NSW. Then we examine the application of the multiple use MPA model
with respect to the planning and management of Cape Byron Marine Park.