Dumped Wastes
Component
Summary
Grade
Very high impact High impact Low impact Very low impact
Confidence
In Grade In Trend
Comparability
To previous years

The state of coastal sea-floor habitats is good, although potential for cumulative impacts is increasing and these impacts are possibly evident in localised areas

 
 
 
Year(s): 
2016
3
Deteriorating
Confidence (in grade): 
Adequate
Confidence (in trend): 
Adequate
Comparability (to previous reports): 
Somewhat comparable

Significant issues with dumped wastes in the east and south-east

 
 
 
Year(s): 
2011
4
Stable
Confidence (in grade): 
Limited
Confidence (in trend): 
Limited
Comparability (to previous reports): 
Not assessed
Evans K, Bax NJ, Smith DC (2016). Marine environment: Dumped Wastes . In: Australia state of the environment 2016, Australian Government Department of the Environment and Energy, Canberra, https://soe.environment.gov.au/assessment-summary-component/marine-environment/dumped-wastes-0, DOI 10.4226/94/58b657ea7c296