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Tasmanian marine parks need a boost

Rosalie Woodruff MP

Rosalie Woodruff MP  -  Tuesday, 27 October 2015

Tags: Marine Environment

1.     Notes Tasmania has more coastline per unit area than any other state in Australia.

2.     Notes that about 80–90% of species of most marine groups are endemic to Tasmania, compared to only 10% of species in most groups in northern tropical waters.

3.     Notes that only 1.1% of Tasmania’s immediate waters are within no-take marine protected areas.

4.     Calls on the government to expand no-take zones within marine reserve areas based on scientific advice.

5.     Calls on the government to improve the representativeness of Tasmania’s marine protected areas.