Draft management plans for Australian Marine Parks that are managed by Parks Australia – EDOA submission

This is the latest stage of the long running review of marine bioregional planning at the national level. We are extremely concerned by the low levels of protection for marine environments proposed in the current draft management plans and zoning arrangements. These levels are significantly reduced from previous proposals and will not ensure the comprehensive adequate and representative system of marine reserves that is needed. This submission focuses on issues of concern that apply across all draft management plans and Marine Parks, namely:

  • Proposal to change from Marine Reserves to Marine Parks;
  • Proposed zoning arrangements; and
  • Proposed management actions.