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Aerial image of the Abrolhos Islands showing a number of small islands
The Houtman Abrolhos archipelago contains 122 islands and extends more than 100 km from north to south.
Tuesday 17 October 2017

Plans progress for Abrolhos Islands

New whole-of-government plans to better protect the Abrolhos Islands and create tourism opportunities are underway.

The departments of Biodiversity, Conservation and Attractions, and Primary Industries and Regional Development are looking at ways to address issues relating to visitor access, visitor risk and environmental impacts on the islands.

Proposals will be developed for the protection of conservation, fishing, tourism and heritage values while creating jobs and economic opportunities for the Mid-West region.

Work will also begin on the creation of an Abrolhos Islands national park.

Any future development opportunities on the islands will build upon existing fishing industries, such as the rock lobster fishery and the developing aquaculture industry.

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