Friday, August 17, 2012

Australia's new marine parks revisited

Last month I wrote about the release of a draft plan for a set of marine parks in Australian Federal waters. I expressed concern that the large area and their distance from shore would make enforcement of the fully protected areas difficult. It seems I'm not alone in this concern. Three marine scientists in Western Australia have written an article in The Conversation expressing similar concerns and others about the design of the marine parks, including the under-representation of some habitats within the parks.

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