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Coffs Coast Conservation Committee

A PANEL of leading industry professionals is now assembled to keep locals up to date on conservation issues.
Each month the Coffs Coast Conservation Committee will have an educational column in the Coffs Coast Advocate which will raise the profile of our waterways and oceans.

The committee members are Stephan Soule, the education program manager at the National Marine Science Centre; Dr Duan March, the veterinarian at the Pet Porpoise Pool; Nicola Johnstone, the manager of the Solitary Islands Marine Park; Mike Davey, the owner/operator of Jetty Dive; Ann Walton, a National Parks and Wildlife Service ranger; and Angela Van Den Bosch, the marketing and promotions manager at the Pet Porpoise Pool.

“The Coffs Coast Conservation Committee is a team of local experts who have wide-ranging experience in all aspects of marine management,” said Ms Van Den Bosch.

“The committee’s objective is to be seen as a leader in the conservation, education and management of our natural assets and assist in providing information to local residents through the ongoing monthly columns and highlighting current conservation issues.

“There has been a close partnership with the Pet Porpoise Pool, National Parks and Wildlife, Jetty Dive and the National Marine Science Centre in the past, in terms of education, marine protection and care of marine life.

“It seemed natural to collaborate resources of key people of each organisation to highlight conservation issues in our local waters as well as providing informed choice for our readers on how they can help and who to contact to get more information.”

The column will be launched on Saturday, January 28, with the first topic a special focus on the Solitary Islands Marine Park and the spectacular biodiversity which can be found in these waters.

The column will run on the last Saturday of each month.

The committee encourages readers to contact us, particularly if there are any topics they would like the committee to cover related to marine conservation over the next 12 months

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