Fur seals and sea lions
Very poor,Poor,Good,Very good

Fur seal populations are considered to be in good condition, although trends for Australian fur seals are unclear. Australian sea lion populations in South Australia are deteriorating, while trends for populations in Western Australia are unclear.

Year(s): 
2016
3
Unclear
Confidence (in grade): 
Adequate
Confidence (in trend): 
Low
Comparability (to previous reports): 
Comparable

Fur seals

Assessed only in the south-west and east

Year(s): 
2011
2
Improving
Confidence (in grade): 
Limited
Confidence (in trend): 
Limited
Comparability (to previous reports): 
Not assessed

Australian sea lions

Assessed in the south-west

Year(s): 
2011
1
Deteriorating
Confidence (in grade): 
Adequate
Confidence (in trend): 
Limited
Comparability (to previous reports): 
Not assessed
Evans K, Bax NJ, Smith DC (2016). Marine environment: Fur seals and sea lions . 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/fur-seals-and-sea-lions, DOI 10.4226/94/58b657ea7c296