The inshore marine health of the Wet Tropics is assessed on water quality, coral, seagrass, and fish. For 2015-16 the scores and grades are provided where data is available, with further development required for the fish index.
There are four inshore marine reporting zones, North, Central, South, and Palm Island.
For 2015-16 overall inshore grades are ‘moderate’ for the North, Central and South zones and ‘good’ for the Palm Island Zone.
The score for the Central zone has decreased from 63.39 to 55.45 and the grade has changed from ‘good’ to ‘moderate’ since 2014-15. Scores for all other zones have increased since 2014-5 and grades have increased from ‘poor’ to ‘moderate’ for the North and South zones and from ‘moderate’ to ‘good’ for the Palm Island zone.
indicators and confidence
click on the grades for more information about each zone