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Legislation enacted by the State of Queensland which is relevant to the Great Barrier Reef includes: Coastal Protection and Management Act 1995 (Qld) Environmental Protection Act 1994 (Qld) Fisheries Act 1994 (Qld) Marine Parks Act 2004 (Qld) Native Title (Queensland) Act 1993 (Qld) Nature Conservation Act 1992 (Qld) Planning Act 2016 (Qld) A summary of the bill is available here and a section by section is available here. $+͒��eX�3%F#�$j��5��,���;�uפ�@I��R(V�*��_g(_&$�G���h�H�ҍj8��EӃX endstream endobj 71 0 obj 127 endobj 42 0 obj << /Type /Page /Parent 36 0 R /Resources << /ColorSpace << /CS0 47 0 R /CS1 48 0 R >> /ExtGState << /GS0 64 0 R /GS1 65 0 R >> /Font << /TT0 44 0 R /TT1 46 0 R >> /ProcSet [ /PDF /Text ] >> /Contents [ 50 0 R 52 0 R 54 0 R 56 0 R 58 0 R 60 0 R 62 0 R 69 0 R ] /MediaBox [ 0 0 612 792 ] /CropBox [ 0 0 612 792 ] /Rotate 0 /StructParents 0 >> endobj 43 0 obj << /Type /FontDescriptor /Ascent 905 /CapHeight 718 /Descent -211 /Flags 32 /FontBBox [ -628 -376 2000 1010 ] /FontName /EGDPKL+Arial,Bold /ItalicAngle 0 /StemV 144 /FontFile2 67 0 R >> endobj 44 0 obj << /Type /Font /Subtype /TrueType /FirstChar 32 /LastChar 122 /Widths [ 278 0 355 0 0 0 0 191 333 333 0 0 278 333 278 0 556 556 556 556 556 556 556 556 556 556 278 278 0 0 0 0 0 667 667 722 722 667 611 778 722 278 500 0 556 833 722 778 667 0 722 667 611 722 0 944 0 0 611 0 0 0 0 0 0 556 556 500 556 556 278 556 556 222 222 500 222 833 556 556 556 556 333 500 278 556 500 722 500 500 500 ] /Encoding /WinAnsiEncoding /BaseFont /EGDPIK+Arial /FontDescriptor 45 0 R >> endobj 45 0 obj << /Type /FontDescriptor /Ascent 905 /CapHeight 718 /Descent -211 /Flags 32 /FontBBox [ -665 -325 2000 1006 ] /FontName /EGDPIK+Arial /ItalicAngle 0 /StemV 94 /XHeight 515 /FontFile2 66 0 R >> endobj 46 0 obj << /Type /Font /Subtype /TrueType /FirstChar 32 /LastChar 88 /Widths [ 278 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 556 556 0 556 0 0 0 0 556 556 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 722 0 722 722 667 611 0 0 278 0 0 611 0 722 778 667 0 722 0 611 722 667 0 667 ] /Encoding /WinAnsiEncoding /BaseFont /EGDPKL+Arial,Bold /FontDescriptor 43 0 R >> endobj 47 0 obj [ /ICCBased 68 0 R ] endobj 48 0 obj /DeviceGray endobj 49 0 obj 731 endobj 50 0 obj << /Filter /FlateDecode /Length 49 0 R >> stream 0000007694 00000 n 0000009321 00000 n 0000009626 00000 n “The Restoring Resilient Reefs Act of 2019 would provide critical support to conserve and restore Hawai‘i’s coral reefs at a time when predictions indicate Hawai‘i is headed toward another major coral bleaching event this summer. EPA strategically applies its Clean Water Act (CWA) regulatory and non-regulatory programs to reduce land-based sources of pollution that degrade coastal waters and coral reefs that live in them. Florida’s Reef Tract is an integral component of the economic and ecological character of Florida, and the Restoring Resilient Reefs Act of 2019 will ensure future generations will be able to enjoy this natural wonder.”, “Coral reefs provide essential ecosystem services to not only our oceans, but also to our island and coastal communities. EXECUTIVE ORDER 13089 CORAL REEF PROTECTION. L. 106-562, title II, Dec. 23, 2000, 114 Stat. Nearly 200 million people depend on coral reefs to protect them from storm surges and waves. The Coral Reef Conservation Act, which expired 15 years ago, was designed to promote the conservation of our nation’s reefs. Without coral reefs, many beaches and buildings would become vulnerable to wave action and storm damage. The Coral Reef Conservation Program is also charged with coordinating responses to vessel groundings and anchor damage incidents in southeast Florida state waters and developing strategies to prevent coral reef injuries, under the Coral Reef Protection Act. » The CRPA allows DEP to ine those who damage coral reefs. We bring together expertise from across NOAA for a multidisciplinary approach to understanding and conserving coral reef ecosystems. endstream endobj 51 0 obj 703 endobj 52 0 obj << /Filter /FlateDecode /Length 51 0 R >> stream coral reef protection By the authority vested in me as President by the Constitution and the laws of the United States of America and in furtherance of the purposes of the Clean Water Act of 1977, as amended (33 U.S.C. 0000035448 00000 n 6401 et seq.) Coral Reef Conservation Act of 2000 aims at creating awareness to help protect coral reefs. the “Coral Reef Conservation Act of 2000”, on December 23, 2000 as Title II of P.L. L. 106-562. title II this act refers to only a portion of the Public Law; the tables below are for the entire Public Law. The biology of the coral reef is an amazing interaction of elemental forces and the balance between all the species that visit and inhabit the reef. 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The National Action Plan is designed to be the nation s roadmap to more effectively understand coral reef ecosystems and reduce the adverse impacts of human activities. the “Coral Reef Conservation Act of 2000”, on December 23, 2000 as Title II of P.L. According to scientists, coral reefs will have disappeared by 2050. As a principal member of the USCRTF, and as directed by the Coral Reef Conservation Act of 2000, NOAA has the responsibility to conserve coral reef ecosystems. The National Environment Act has provisions and regulations on water pollution; the Marine Pollution Prevention Act deals with pollution of the sea specifically; the Coast Conservation Act (CCA) deals specifically with the breaking up, possession, etc. 0000001885 00000 n Targets nonpoint source (CWA 319) funds to implement water quality improvement projects in … Coral reefs are an important underwater ecosystem, often called the 'rainforests of the ocean'. But corals are also severely threatened by rapidly worsening environmental conditions. H.R. "Aside from its natural beauty, our reef is also vital to our coastal protection and economic vitality." Reef managers and government scientists aren’t the only people interested in protecting coral reefs. 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If you cannot find sand upon which to anchor, you may also make use of free public … Coral reef protection is the process of modifying human activities to avoid damage to healthy coral reefs and to help damaged reefs recover. 0000004465 00000 n By becoming aware of the importance of reefs, local populations become the first actors in their protection.. We are currently located in Indonesia and will soon be extending our work to other countries. We focus on four main pillars of work: Increase resilience to climate change Reduce land-based sources of pollution } Scientists in the Pacific Islands have observed ghost nets tumbling across expansive coral reef environments. (Sec. 0000003635 00000 n Coral Guardian is a story of women and men acting for the preservation of coral reefs. The Coral Reef Protection Act In-house graphics-Coral Reef Protection Act Brochure.jpg In recognition of Florida's unique coral reef systems and their importance to the economy, the Florida Legislature enacted Section 403.93345, Florida Statutes, titled the Florida Coral Reef Protection Act (CRPA), effective July 1, … Pub. 106 -562 . 0000001660 00000 n Summary: The . 0000002488 00000 n Act Authorizations » Florida's Coral Reef Protection Act (CRPA) authorizes DEP as the state's lead trustee for coral reef resources, to protect coral reefs through assessment and recovery of damages resulting from vessel impacts to coral reefs. 1251, et seq. The Coral Reef Conservation Program is also charged with coordinating responses to vessel groundings and anchor damage incidents in southeast Florida state waters and developing strategies to prevent coral reef injuries, under the Coral Reef Protection Act. 1451, et seq. Healthy reefs act as natural barriers, protecting coastal cities, communities, and beaches from pounding ocean waves. Without coral reefs, many beaches and buildings … } The key strategies used in reef protection include defining measurable goals and introducing active management and community involvement to reduce stressors that damage reef health. Coral Reef Conservation, Restoration, and Protection: One FWS goal is to ensure that human activities do not adversely affect coral reefs or species, such as endangered sea turtles, that rely on healthy reefs. Coral reefs provide coastal protection for communities, habitat for fish, and millions of dollars in recreation and tourism, among other benefits. Coral reefs provide refuge for many small fish and other marine critters, including many commercially-valuable species. NOAA Coral Reef Conservation Program (CRCP) Home Page. Healthy reefs act as natural barriers, protecting coastal cities, communities, and beaches from pounding ocean waves. Reef restoration is not an end but a means.. ���J�F��>P��g���n�'{����6t��y�c�/.�� �� G�X�k��^nܥtUɻ� ��'�A*�#�����FO�����u1꘶�sIl�1�1�S1� In GovTrack.us, a database of bills in the U.S. Congress. Coral Reef Rescue Initiative is working to safeguard globally significant coral reefs and address the needs of communities that depend on them for survival. coral reefs, their authorities and roles can be quite varied, including: pollution prevention, including various permitting authorities; coral reef protection; coral reef restoration; fisheries management; and park/sanctuary management. 0000006106 00000 n In 2000, the U.S. Coral Reef Task Force adopted the National Action Plan to Coral Reef Conservation (National Action Plan), the first U.S. plan to comprehensively address the most pressing threats to coral reefs. Coral Reef Conservation Act of 2000. 403.93345 Coral reef protection.— (1) This section may be cited as the “Florida Coral Reef Protection Act.” (2) This act applies to the sovereign submerged lands that contain coral reefs as defined in this act off the coasts of Broward, Martin, Miami-Dade, Monroe, and Palm Beach Counties. The federal budget process occurs in two stages: appropriations, which set overall spending limits by agency or program, and authorizations, which direct how federal funds should (or should not) be used. Instead, find a nice sandy bottom, drop your anchor and float out back across the reef. The Act put in place a modern, future-focused regulatory framework to secure the long-term protection and ecologically sustainable management of the reef. The long-term ecological and economic impacts of coral bleaching pose serious threats to our way of life,” Sen. Hirono said. #mn_videoad .mn_videoad_holder Additional original cosponsors of the House bill include Reps. Charlie Crist (D-Fla.), Brian Mast (R-Fla.), Stephanie Murphy (D-Fla.), Amata Coleman Radewagen (R-AS) and Tulsi Gabbard (D-Hawai‘i). 0000005267 00000 n 0000001906 00000 n Get a quick summary of what's happening on Hawaii with our weekly email of news highlights: No New Story/Video Updates Since Your Last Visit. Coral Reef Protection and Ocean Etiquette When engaging in the marine environment we should remember that the ocean and near shore reefs are home to a multitude of species. 0000009342 00000 n 0000002274 00000 n ), Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management … I received the following e-mail from MASNA regarding the Coral Reef Conservation and Protection Act of 2004. 0000008477 00000 n Brian Schatz (D-Hawai‘i), Marco Rubio (R-Fla.), Mazie Hirono (D-Hawai‘i) and Rick Scott (R-Fla.), and Reps. Darren Soto (D-Fla.) and Jenniffer González-Colón (R-P.R.) 5996 (115th). #mn_videoad video NOAA’s coral reef conservation efforts are carried out primarily through its Coral Reef Conservation Program (CRCP). 0000008456 00000 n { width:100%; margin-top:15px; margin-bottom:15px; padding-top:10px; padding-bottom:10px; border-top:1px solid #ccc; border-bottom:1px solid #ccc; text-align:center; color:#666; font-size:12px; display:none; H.R. Because of this, coral reefs are popular spawning grounds and act as nurseries for young fish. Florida’s Coral Reef Protection Act went into effect on July 1, 2009. Coral Reef Conservation Act of 2000 (CRCA) created the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Coral Reef Conservation Program (CRCP) and established a number of mandates One management technique is to create Marine Protected Areas that directly … 0000003614 00000 n Coral Reef Protection Act of 1999 - Declares that it is U.S. policy to conserve coral reefs and coral reef ecosystems. As a principal member of the USCRTF, and as directed by the Coral Reef Conservation Act of 2000, NOAA has the responsibility to conserve coral reef ecosystems. activities to conserve coral reefs and coral reef ecosystems, that are consistent with this title, the National Marine Sanctuaries Act, the Coastal Zone Management Act of 1972, the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act, the Endangered Species Act of 1973, and the Marine Mammal Protection Act of 1972. Since the 1980s, this plant conveyed excess nutrients and pathogens to a popular coral reef snorkeling spot, Kahekili Beach. %PDF-1.4 %���� This Legislation provides the critical tools, funding and a pathway for implementing the best science and management actions to support the persistence and restoration of coral reefs,” said Suzanne Case, chair of the State of Hawai‘i’s Department of Land and Natural Resources. » DEP can delegate reef protection authority to other state or local government agencies. }; 38 0 obj << /Linearized 1 /O 42 /H [ 1660 246 ] /L 62086 /E 51699 /N 2 /T 61208 >> endobj xref 38 34 0000000016 00000 n 0000001044 00000 n Also, reefs provide vital shoreline protection for Hawai‘i, which is especially relevant now during hurricane season. { position:absolute; left:0px; top:0px; width:100%; height:100%; cursor:pointer; border:1px solid #ececec; }, “I saw the devastated condition of our coral reefs firsthand when touring the Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary in February, and I promised a comprehensive response,” Sen. Rubio said. It allows the involvement of local populations by helping them understand their natural environment in order to protect it more effectively. Coral Reef Conservation Act of 2000. Today, I’m proud to join Sen. Rubio, Sen. Schatz, Sen. Hirono and our colleagues in the House to introduce the Restoring Resilient Reefs Act of 2019, which will build on our efforts and help restore and protect our coral reef ecosystems,” Sen. Scott said. R�b����ʢ�ʼ��-^dHwJq'D���)���P���$حZ��u���`�[*��(�ޱ��Ϩi,��*RA�>�6�־�:AD�e&XQ�%AQ������/3W>��-��%�$��O��c�&��_�:0?OS�g�;������j��&�n! 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In this episode, we speak with Lisa Vandiver, a Marine Habitat Restoration Specialist with NOAA’s Restoration Center and Rob Ferguson, a watershed management specialist with NOAA’s Coral Reef Conservation Program, to learn about how NOAA … The legal dispute concerned whether the pollutants’ journey through groundwater before reaching the ocean exempted the County’s plant from federal permitting requirements under the Clean Water Act (CWA or the Act). The importance of coral reefs to marine life is almost impossible to overstate. This is illegal under Florida’s Coral Reef Protection Act (CRPA), and could result in heavy fines. 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