2003 BANKSIA GOLD AWARD
Marine & Coastal Community Network , NSW
The Marine and Coastal Community Network (MCCN) is a national, non-government project that has dramatically increased community involvement in marine conservation initiatives around Australia. The project was established 1993 as an initiative of the Australian Marine Conservation Society. The MCCN provides information to, and works with over 10,000 organisations, groups and individuals across government agencies, industry and the community sector. Participants in the MCCN include commercial and recreational fishing interests, scuba divers, the shipping industry, marine science community, conservation interests, and government agencies.