Under the Australian Government Reef Rescue Program, Cape York Sustainable Futures (CYSF), are undertaking work to improve the water quality of the Great Barrier Reef lagoon through the increased adoption of land management practices that aim to reduce agricultural nutrient, pesticide and sediment runoff.

An example of CYSF landholder support is the assistance to a banana grower, enabling the spread of compost on his plantation that will significantly reduce the use of chemical fertilisers and improve soil health.

The Great Barrier Reef is an integral part of the lives and culture of Indigenous people who continue to identify as Traditional Owners and custodians of sea estates.

PICTURE: A sediment laden flood plume crosses the Great Barrier Reef in Princess Charlotte Bay.

Photo Amanda Hogbin

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