AFANT has been very concerned by reports of the death of thousands of hectares of mangroves if the Limmen Bight and the Gulf of Carpentaria. These mangrove deaths threaten to have a severe impact on the Barramundi and Mud Crab Fisheries already under pressure in the Gulf of Carpentaria.
AFANT has written to the Hon. Gary Higgins, Minister for the Environment expressing our concern and urging a scientific investigation by the Government into the cause of these mangrove die-offs.
Long time AFANT member and fishing journalist Dick Eussen has written a story on the mangrove deaths which can be found by clicking on the link below.