Science and management programs
- Coastal Algal Blooms Action Plan (2007–2012)
- Lyngbya research and management program (2005–2007)
- Lyngbya management strategy for Moreton Bay (2002)
- Initial Lyngbya research program (2000-2004)
Since 2000, various research and management programs have been carried out to determine the causes and impacts of Lyngbya blooms and to identify mitigation and management options.
Coastal Algal Blooms Action Plan (2007–2012)
The Coastal Algal Blooms Action Plan is a part of the South-east Queensland Healthy Waterways Strategy 2007–2012 and outlines a co-ordinated response to deal with emerging coastal algal issues including Lyngbya in Moreton Bay. It builds on previous Lyngbya and Hinksia research programs.
Lyngbya research and management program (2005–2007)
In 2005, funding from the Australian Government ($1.1 million) and the Queensland Government and South-east Queensland Regional Organisation of Councils (SEQROC) ($0.21M each) was used to carry out an intensive two-year Lyngbya Research and Management Program (2005–2007) aimed at identifying the reasons for Lyngbya blooms, specifically in Deception Bay, and updating the Lyngbya Management Strategy.
Lyngbya management strategy for Moreton Bay (2002)
The Lyngbya Management Strategy was developed by the Lyngbya Steering Committee in 2002 to provide a management framework to coordinate the implementation of the agreed management actions and commence addressing the issues associated with outbreaks of Lyngbya in south-east Queensland coastal waters.
- Lyngbya Management Strategy complete report (PDF, 2.6M)*
Initial Lyngbya research program (2000-2004)
Possible causes of Lyngbya blooms were first investigated by a task force headed by Associate Professor Bill Dennison (University of Queensland, marine botany department) through the south-east Queensland regional water quality management strategy. This work was funded by the Commonwealth Government, Australian Research Council, south-east Queensland councils and the Queensland Department of Environment and Resource Management.
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Last updated 6 July 2011