Strahan Maugean Skate Centre has ‘benefits for West Coast’ – Canberra

The Federal Government is aware of the benefits of a Maugean Skate Centre being built at Strahan and the idea remains open, according to a letter Bob Brown has received from Canberra.

Brown wrote to the Minister for the Environment, Tanya Plibersek, to promote the concept of federal money allocated for the skate’s rescue from extinction being extended to build a Maugean Skate Centre at Strahan to give visitors to the West Coast the experience of seeing what has been dubbed ‘the thylacine of the sea’.

See the attached letter from Dr Fiona Fraser, the Threatened Species Commissioner.

“Complementing Sea Horse World at Beauty Point, the Maugean Skate Centre could include a large range of living marine wonders from Tasmania’s west coast, while highlighting the rare and ancient Maugean Skate which is found in Macquarie Harbour and nowhere else in the world,” Bob Brown said today.

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