The new Gifford Commonwealth Marine Reserve covers an area of more than 5 800 km2. A management plan will be prepared for the Temperate East Commonwealth Marine Reserves Network and will cover all eight new reserves.
Transitional management arrangements apply until a management plan for the Temperate East Commonwealth Marine Reserves Network is in place.
|Name||Gifford Commonwealth Marine Reserve|
220–4000 m (approx.)
|Types of zoning||
Habitat Protection Zone (IUCN Category IV)–5829 km2
Major conservation values
- Biologically important areas for protected humpback whales and a number of migratory seabirds
- Examples of the ecosystems of the Lord Howe Province
- Represents seafloor features including: basin, plateau and seamount/guyot (Gifford Tablemount)