The inshore marine health of the Wet Tropics is assessed on water quality, coral, seagrass, and fish. For 2016-17 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 2016-17 the overall inshore grades are ‘moderate’ for the North, Central and Palm Island zones, and 'poor' for the South zone.
Compared to the previous reporting period:
- The score for the Central zone has decreased from 62 to 57 and the grade has changed from ‘good’ to ‘moderate’.
- The score for the South zone has decreased from 44 to 37 and the grade has changed from ‘moderate’ to ‘poor’.
- Grades for the North and Palm Island zones have remained moderate with scores slightly decreasing.
indicators and confidence
click on the grades for more information about each zone