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Marine park compensation (FRICMA)

The Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development (DPIRD) supports payment of fair and reasonable compensation to fishers who suffer a loss in the market value of their authorisation as a result of a marine park coming into effect.

The process for determining whether compensation is payable is governed by the Fishing and Related Industries Compensation (Marine Reserves) Act 1997 (FRICMA).  Much has been learnt in recent times about how to apply FRICMA and it is anticipated that this will speed up future compensation processes. 

The department will continue to provide updated information as soon as it is available.

A list of frequently asked questions regarding the process and compensation for specific marine parks is available.  If you require further information please contact Michelle Cridland at

The department administers the marine reserve compensation process on behalf of the Minister for Fisheries, in accordance with the Fishing and Related Industries Compensation (Marine Reserves) Act 1997.

Access more information about management of the State’s marine parks and reserves.


Information relating to specific marine parks:

 Ngari Capes Marine Park compensation update July 2020.pdfNgari Capes Marine Park compensation update July 2020.pdf


Last modified: 31/07/2020 2:04 PM

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