Date: Thursday 8th November
Field Trip 1 Twofold Bay will depart at 1.15pm. Lunch and an afternoon tea pack will be included on the tour. All other remaining Field Trips will depart following lunch at 1.45pm and an afternoon tea pack is included. Please advise on your registration from your field trip selection when you register for the conference
Field Trip 1: Twofold Bay - Case study of contemporary coastal management issue
The varying uses and competing coastal management issues will be the focus of this boat trip around the beautiful Twofold Bay in Eden. Twofold Bay has been home to a traditional fishing fleet, woodchip mill, modern multipurpose naval and export wharf and recreational boating facilities. In recent times the port has become an important support base to the Bass Strait Oil and Gas Industry, increasingly popular Cruise Ship stop over and expanding mussel farm based aquaculture industry. The recent expansion of wharf and Port facilities and the management of the impacts of construction activities and whale migration and aquaculture will also be examined on this trip.
Field Trip 2: Pambula Lake - The long history of Oyster consumption and production in Pambula Lake
This field trip will provide an intimate oyster punt based tour of the Oyster Industry in Pambula Lake. The tour will include a visit to the 3000+ year old middens along the Pambula River and look at the changing techniques and infrastructure being used in modern oyster aquaculture. You will hear directly from local oyster farmers and there role in driving the Pambula Lake EMP and their key interest in catchment management.
Field Trip 3: Tathra - Coastal Hazards
Tathra is a small coastal village 20km north of Merimbula. Like many coastal towns Tathra's coastline was subject to significant impact from coastal storms during the 1970's, including wave overtopping, coastal erosion and flooding. The trip will look at various locations subject to coastal hazards and Councils response to these issues, including management of the Bega River Entrance. The trip will also look at the impact of the recent bushfires on the the Bega River estuary, wetlands and forests around Tathra. This trip will include two 800m walks.
Field Trip 4: Coastal Culture - Haycock Point
This trip will take in the stunning scenery and Aboriginal history of the Ben Boyd National Park on this moderate walk with spectacular coastal views from Haycock Point. Local Aboriginal Elders will provide an insight into the long Aboriginal use of this spectacular coastline, while discussing contemporary issues facing local Aboriginal people and their use of the coast