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AFMA = Australian Fisheries Management Authority; CAPAD = Collaborative Australian Protected Area Database
Note: Fishery closures are copyright of AFMA.
Source: National Environmental Science Programme Marine Biodiversity Hub...
At 13.86 million square kilometres, Australia’s marine environment is the third largest marine jurisdiction in the world (Symonds et al. 2009). It is home to a diverse array of marine species, including marine mammals and reptiles; more than 4000 species of fish; and tens of thousands of...
The seabed of Australia's marine jurisdiction is diverse and complex, reflecting the large area it covers and its span from the tropics to the Antarctic, with many coastal and...
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