Cartier Island Commonwealth Marine Reserve (renamed) - Activities
IMPORTANT INFORMATION FOR MARINE USERS
Transitional arrangements for renamed marine reserves
From the declaration of Commonwealth marine reserves in November 2012 until new management plans come into effect in July 2014, there will be no changes to management arrangements for the renamed Commonwealth marine reserves that existed prior to the establishment of the new reserves. This includes Marine National Nature Reserves and Marine Parks, whether they continue to exist as discrete reserves or have been incorporated into larger new reserves.
- Transitional arrangements involve NO CHANGE ON THE WATER for marine users.
- If you hold an existing approval to undertake activities within the renamed Commonwealth marine reserves (Ashmore Reef, Cartier Island, Ningaloo and Mermaid Reef Commonwealth Marine Reserves), you are able to continue to operate under the terms of your existing approval.
- No additional administrative requirements apply.
Cartier Island Marine Reserve has been renamed Cartier Island Commonwealth Marine Reserve and forms part of the North-west Commonwealth Marine Reserves Network. Interim management arrangements apply until the management plan for the North-west Commonwealth Marine Reserves Network comes into effect.
Prohibitions on Public Access: All of Cartier Island Commonwealth Marine Reserve is closed to the public.
The following table outlines activities allowed with approval (A) or not allowed () at Cartier Island Commonwealth Marine Reserve.
|Activity||Cartier Island Commonwealth Marine Reserve
(IUCN Ia zones)
|Fishing (including collecting)|
|Filming and Photography||A|
|Tourism and Charters||A|
|Other Commercial Activities|
|Scuba diving & snorkelling|