Conservation

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Great Barrier Reef

The Great Barrier Reef is undisputed as one of the world’s most important natural assets. It is the largest natural feature on earth stretching more than 2,300km along the northeast coast of Australia from the northern tip of Queensland to just north of Bundaberg.

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Pacific Fisheries

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Australian Fisheries

Western Australia

Queensland

Northern Territory

Livestock Importation

Due to Australia's quarantine laws, it is not possible to import any invertebrates into the country. This covers corals, shrimp, clams, liverock etc. Fish importantion is allowed.

  • Import Risk Analysis on Live Ornamental Finfish - assessment document by the Australian Quarantine and Inspection Service (July 1999). This import risk analysis on live ornamental finfish was conducted in response to findings of the World Trade Organization, in 1997, of inconsistency in the quarantine measures applied by Australia to live and non-viable finfish. As an outcome of this IRA, Australia introduced new policies on the importation of live ornamental finfish. These policies were announced on 19 July 1999.

Monitoring

  • Reef Watch Victoria - not-for-profit project that encourages you as divers and snorkellers to check on marine life at your favourite dive sites. Through Reef Watch, you will be able to encourage better policies and actions to protect Victoria's marine Environment.
  • Reef Watch South Australia - not-for-profit project that encourages you as divers and snorkellers to check on marine life at your favourite dive sites. Through Reef Watch, you will be able to encourage better policies and actions to protect South Australia's marine Environment.

Marine Protected Areas



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