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IMPORTANT INFORMATION FOR MARINE USERS
Transitional arrangements for new areas added to the Commonwealth marine reserve estate
From the declaration of Commonwealth marine reserves in November 2012 until management plans come into effect in July 2014, transitional arrangements apply.
- Under the transitional arrangements, there are NO CHANGES ON THE WATER for users of new areas added to the Commonwealth marine reserves estate.
- NOTE: There are no changes to management arrangements in the marine reserves that existed prior to the establishment of the new reserves, that is, the same restrictions on activities will continue to apply even where those reserves have been incorporated into new reserves.
Name||Two Rocks Commonwealth Marine Reserve
Area|| 882 km2
Depth range||15-120 m (approx.)
Types of zoning
- Marine National Park Zone IUCN Category II-7 km2
- Multiple Use Zone IUCN Category VI-875 km2
Major conservation values
- Important foraging areas for the:
- threatened soft-plumaged petrel
- threatened Australian sea lion
- migratory roseate tern, bridled tern, Caspian tern, wedge-tailed shearwater, and common noddy
- Important migratory areas for protected humpback whales
- Examples of the ecosystem of the southernmost parts of the South-west Shelf Transition (including the Central West Coast meso-scale bioregion)
- Two key ecological feature:
- west-coast inshore lagoons (high productivity and aggregations of marine life)
- western rock lobster habitat (species with an important ecological role)
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