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Key departmental publications, e.g. annual reports, budget papers and program guidelines are available in our online archive.

Much of the material listed on these archived web pages has been superseded, or served a particular purpose at a particular time. It may contain references to activities or policies that have no current application. Many archived documents may link to web pages that have moved or no longer exist, or may refer to other documents that are no longer available.

Our Sea, Our Future
Major findings of the State of the Marine Environment Report for Australia

Compiled by Leon P. Zann
Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority, Townsville Queensland

Department of the Environment, Sport and Territories, Canberra (1995)
ISBN 0 642 17391 5

5. Regional issues in the marine environment - continued

Northern Territory

Population: 157,000, (85,000 on coast, 73,000 in Darwin). Coastline 7,200 km. Coastal areas are generally sparsely inhabited and much of the coastline is designated as Aboriginal land. The marine environment is generally pristine. Problems are largely confined to the Darwin area and are insignificant compared with southern States.(57)

Major Territory and regional issues include:

Northern Territory

Northern Territory