The Coalition supports a balanced approach to marine conservation.
Marine Protected Areas are intended to protect and maintain biologically and culturally significant marine areas. The previous Coalition Government commenced the process of establishing Marine Protected Areas around Australia’s coastline.
In 2006, the Coalition announced the establishment of eleven Marine Protected Areas along Australia’s south-east coast. These eleven Marine Protected Areas were only created after careful consideration and consultation with the recreational and commercial fishing sectors and other stakeholders.
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Coalition Marine Protected Areas Policy.pdf