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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Much of the material listed on these archived web pages has been superseded, or served a particular purpose at a particular time.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

South Australia

Population: 1.4 million (most in Adelaide and Fleurieu Peninsula). Coastline: 3,700 km and dry (fewest estuaries in Australia). Major features: mouth of the River Murray via Lake Alexandria; large gulfs (Gulf St Vincent and Spencer Gulf) with cliffed coasts east and west. Major issues stem from declining water quality in gulfs and estuaries. Problem areas include: Port Adelaide, Whyalla, Port Augusta, Port Pirie and Port Lincoln.(6-14),(42-47),(55)

Major State and regional issues include:

South Australia

South Australia