Of Tasmania’s nine marine bioregions, four have no marine national parks protection at all, three have inadequate protection, and just two bioregions (Macquarie and Twofold) receive adequate protection according to the Marine Protected Areas Strategy. Recently, there have been 12 new marine conservation areas gazetted from the Inquiry into the Bruny Bioregion.

We are committed to implementing the Tasmanian Marine Protected Area Strategy and a comprehensive, adequate and representative network of marine national parks in all of Tasmania’s bioregions. The Tasmanian Together process has confirmed this as a priority in order for us to foster a prosperous and sustainable future for our state.