Australian government assistance to the Seychelles tsunami relief effort (Reef and Fisheries Impact Study)
The Australian team included expert representatives from CSIRO, the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority and Reefcare International.
Australia provided technical expertise to:
- formulate a reef monitoring strategy
- develop strategies to rehabilitate damaged coral reefs
- assess impacts to near-shore fisheries.
The mission's findings concluded that there appeared to be minimal impact on the coral reef and fish populations. However, some environmental damage may manifest in the longer term, hence a national monitoring program would assist with early detection and mitigation of any changes.
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