The inshore marine health of the Wet Tropics is assessed on water quality, coral, seagrass, and fish. For 2019-20 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 2019-20 the overall grades for inshore zones ranged between ‘moderate’ and ‘good’.
Compared to the previous reporting period:
- The score of 60 for the North zone was unchanged and the grade has remained ‘moderate’.
- The score for the Central zone has increased from 59 to 67 and the grade improved to ‘good’.
- The score for the South zone has increased from 47 to 56 and the grade has remained ‘moderate’.
- The score for the Palm Island zones has increased from 56 to 59 and the grade has remained ‘moderate’.
indicators and confidence
click on the grades for more information about each zone