Action 6: Status of Ecosystem Mapping for the NRSMPA
Report on NRSMPA Strategic Plan of Action
Environment Australia, 2000
About the report
This report is one of four reports prepared as part of a project undertaken for the ANZECC Task Force on Marine Protected Areas (TFMPA).
The NRSMPA Strategic Plan of Action sets out actions to achieve the goals of the NRSMPA.
Action 6 is a review of progress made by the jurisdictions in mapping ecosystem components, specifically benthic habitats, for the NRSMPA. It describes the coverage of mapping (used for strategic planning of MPAs) within each IMCRA mesoscale bioregion, and as a proportion of each jurisdiction's waters.
Action 6 is directly linked to Action 8 which describes the nature and definition of attributes of ecosystem components mapped by each jurisdiction (at sub-IMCRA scales).