THE GLADSTONE HEALTHY HARBOUR PARTNERSHIP (GHHP) IS PROUD TO RELEASE THE
Gladstone Harbour Report Card 2019
The Gladstone Healthy Harbour Partnership (GHHP) presents its fifth annual report card to the community and stakeholders. The 2019 Gladstone Harbour Report Card contains the results calculated using 33 indicators derived from 108 different measures within the four components of harbour health: Environment, Economic, Social, and Cultural.
The 2019 report card includes, for the first-time fish health within the Environmental component. The fish health score is determined from two projects both of which assessed the health of fish species commonly caught in Gladstone Harbour.
- Visual Fish Condition: An automated visual assessment is made from images captured by fishers using a mobile phone app. Length and weight data are also recorded at the time of capture.
- Fish Health Assessment Index: A thorough assessment of the health of individual fish based on visual condition and the condition of several organs and tissues.
Overall, the Gladstone Harbour Report Card 2019 grade results were Environmental health of Gladstone Harbour satisfactory (C), Cultural health of Gladstone Harbour satisfactory (C), Social health of Gladstone Harbour good (B) and the economic health of Gladstone Harbour good (B).
While there were some changes to the scores within the indicators, the overall grades were unchanged from 2018.