Inshore

The inshore marine health of the Wet Tropics is assessed on water quality, coral, seagrass and fish.

For 2017-18 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 2018-19 the overall inshore grades are ‘moderate’ for all zones.

Compared to the previous reporting period:

  • The score for the North zone has increased from 48 to 54. The grade has remained ‘moderate’.
  • The score for the Central zone has remained 57. The grade has remained ‘moderate’.
  • The score for the South zone has increased from 37 to 41. The grade has changed from ‘poor’ to ‘moderate’.
  • The score for the Palm Island zones has decreased from 57 to 51. The grade has remained ‘moderate’.
Inshore marine

indicators and confidence

Grading

gradesa1

very good

gradesb1

good

gradesc1

moderate

gradesd1

poor

gradese1

very poor

insufficient data

Confidence surrounding the data used in the coasters has been assessed using a multi-criteria framework.

confidence

Environmental results

click on the grades for more information about each zone

 

See the detailed reports for further information on the methods used to produce the scores and grades and detailed results.