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surveys of users of cid harbour regarding shark smart behaviours

This project conducts surveys of tourists and recreational users of Airlie Beach to examine their activities and behaviours, knowledge and awareness of ‘shark smart’ behaviours. These surveys are also examining local and tourism industry knowledge and perceptions about the history of use and behaviour of tourists and recreational users in the Whitsundays.

This project is a rapid response project that has arisen directly from community and industry concerns about recent sharks incidents in the Whitsundays. The project team is working closely with the Department of Agriculture and Fisheries. tourism industry representatives and the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority and the Local Marine Advisory Committee. JCU is operation under a subcontract from BioPixel Oceans Foundation Limited which won the tender in mid-December 2018.

Principal Investigators: Amy Diedrich & Andrew Chin

Funded By: QLD Department of Agriculture and Fisheries