McArthur River Mine Community Benefits Trust

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Environment projects funded
Total: $723,558

Projects that support the sustainable development of industries such as eco-tourism and fishing, and the protection and preservation of Indigenous country of cultural significance.

2012

$287,272 to James Cook University

Community Conservation of Dugong and Dolphin in Yanyuwa Sea Country

Initiate a long-term study on dugong and coastal dolphin in Yanyuwa sea country to enable monitoring of habitat health in the marine environment.

2011

$145,567 to Mabunji

Li-Anthawirryarra Sea Ranger vehicles

Funding over three years for the acquisition of two vehicles and their maintenance costs to help caring for country initiatives of the Yanyuwa people.


$106,000 to King Ash Bay Fishing Club

Barramundi Monitoring Phase 2 

Collection of data on the status of Barramundi and Golden Snapper stocks and the impact of recreational fishing on the McArthur River.

2008

$184718 to King Ash Bay Fishing Club

Barramundi Monitoring Program

A two-year research program to examine the impacts of increased recreational fishing on Barramundi fish numbers in the McArthur River near King Ash Bay.


Funding Priority Areas

 

Almost $300,000 was allocated to a long-term study of the health of dugong and dolphins.

Fishing is the number one pastime at King Ash Bay and the health of fish stocks is critical to the future of the community.