As per reports, it is being stated that concerns regarding a persistent pest threatening the Great Barrier Reef are being raised by a tourism leader from Cairns. It has been reported that the leader has forced Environment Minister Tony Burke to take some action.
Moreover, in a statement he claimed that the federal government will surely look forward to the matter.
Association of Marine Park Tourism Operators Executive Director Col McKenzie asserted that his meeting with Mr. Burke in Canberra is expected to yield some positive results for Far North tourism industry.
It has been reported that Mr. McKenzie has warned that conditions have worsened as reef are ripe and are potential enough to lead to outbreak of coral-devouring crown of thorns starfish.
With his meeting with Mr. Burke, he has demanded that $1.2 million to be funded, so that to control the situation, they can be assisted with a dive boat and 10 divers. He asserted that the team will help kill the pest by injecting sodium bisulfate in them.
Moreover, he emphasized that the action needs to be taken up soon within the next two months, so that till the time next summer breeding season arrives, the situation is under control.