In 2012, EDO NSW made a submission to the NSW Department of Primary Industries, commenting on the Report on the Independent Scientific Audit of Marine Parks in New South Wales.

Our submission outlined five key principles that should guide the management of the NSW marine estate.

These include:

  1. Recognition of the intrinsic value of the biophysical realm
  2. Decision-making to be informed by peer-reviewed science
  3. Ecosystem-based approach
  4. Application of the precautionary principle
  5. Network of strictly protected areas

To read the report in full, download the submission from the link below.