Fisheries Assistance and User Engagement Package - Our Marine Parks Round One

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Grant Category Natural Resources - Conservation and Protection
Grant Status Closed
Delivered on behalf of the Department of Environment and Energy
Selection process Restricted
State/Territory National
Closing Date/Time AEDT

PLEASE NOTE: Applications for this grant round are closed and currently in the process of being assessed. Applicants will be advised when the round has been finalised.

The Our Marine Parks Grants program (the Program) was announced on 1 July 2018 to assist industries and communities to transition to the new management arrangements for Australian Marine Parks.

The objective of Our Marine Parks Round One Grant Opportunity is to support the fishing sector to plan for and continue to deliver sustainable fishing and conservation outcomes in the context of Australian Marine Parks. This is achieved by funding projects that:

  • improve the long-term sustainability of fishing in ways that support the objectives of Australian Marine Parks management plans which are:
    • the protection and conservation of biodiversity and other natural, cultural and heritage values of marine parks
    • ecologically sustainable use and enjoyment of the natural resources within marine parks, where this is consistent with objective above
  • facilitate the engagement of marine park users in activities to support the management of Australian Marine Parks
  • assist in engaging marine park users in programs that contribute to the knowledge of Australian Marine Parks

The intended outcomes of the grant opportunity is increased engagement in the management of Australian Marine Parks through high quality projects that deliver both sustainable fishing and conservation outcomes.

A second competitive round of Our Marine Parks Grants will open in the second half of 2019, and will be available to a wider range of marine park users.

More information

More information about the Fisheries Assistance and User Engagement Package - Our Marine Parks Round One Grants, as well as requirements for applicants can be found in the Grant Opportunity Guidelines.

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Please quote 2018-2600 – Fisheries Assistance and User Engagement Package - Our Marine Parks Round One when you phone or email the Community Grants Hub.