South-east Commonwealth Marine Reserves Network - Resources


Find all the resources associated with the South East Commonwealth Marine Network here.


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Network maps. View all...

Network maps

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Individual reserve maps

Key conservation values. View more...

  • Features with high biodiversity and productivity, such as the east Tasmania subtropical convergence zone, Bass Cascade, upwelling east of Eden, seamounts south and east of Tasmania, Bonney coast upwelling
  • Breeding and resting areas for southern right whale
  • Migration areas for blue, fin, sei, southern right and humpback whales
  • Foraging areas for Australian sea lion, white shark, Harrison's dogfish, killer and sei whales, Australasian gannet, fairy prion, black-faced cormorant, little penguin, crested tern, and several species of seal, penguin, albatross, petrel, shear-water and gulls
  • Wrecks of MV City of Rayville, SS Cambridge and ketch Eliza Davies.
  • 10 provincial bioregions and 17 seafloor types are represented in the network.

Types of zoning. View more...

  • Sanctuary Zone (IUCN Category Ia) 58 000 km2 or 14.93% of the network
  • Marine National Park (IUCN Category II) 96 046 km2 or 24.72% of the network
  • Habitat Protection Zone (IUCN Category IV) 104 389 km2 or 26.87% of the network
  • Recreational Use (IUCN Category IV) 323 km2 on 0.08% of the network
  • Special Purpose Zone (IUCN Category VI) 81 254 km2 or 20.92% of the network
  • Multiple Use Zone (IUCN Category VI) 48 452 km2 or 12.47% of the network

Publications. View more...

Scientific and expert reports. View more...

Publications archive. View more...

Public consultation documents and submissions are available in our Publications archive