Coobowie Aquatic Reserve

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Coobowie Aquatic Reserve
South Australia
IUCN category VI (protected area with sustainable use of natural resources)
Coobowie  Aquatic Reserve is located in South Australia
Coobowie  Aquatic Reserve
Coobowie Aquatic Reserve
Nearest town or city Coobowie.
Coordinates 35°02′55″S 137°44′03″E / 35.0485°S 137.7341°E / -35.0485; 137.7341Coordinates: 35°02′55″S 137°44′03″E / 35.0485°S 137.7341°E / -35.0485; 137.7341
Area 2.78 km2 (1.1 sq mi)[1]
Managing authorities Primary Industries and Resources South Australia (PIRSA)
Footnotes Coordinates[2]
Nearest town[3]
See also Protected areas of South Australia

Coobowie Aquatic Reserve is a marine protected area in the Australian state of South Australia located in the waters of Gulf St Vincent adjoining the east coast of Yorke Peninsula. It is located partly within the locality of Coobowie and partly within a bay called Salt Creek Bay within the gulf.[4][3]

It was declared for the ‘protection of important fish nursery habitats.’ The aquatic reserve consists of two areas: Area 1 which is the area of Salt Creek Bay north of a line from Giles Points to a causeway on the west side of the Bay and Area 2 - a small estuary known as Salt Swamp Creek located to the west side of both Salt Creek Bay and the causeway. In Area 1, the following activities are permitted - fishing from boat or shore using rod and line or handline, collecting bait from the beach, boating, diving and swimming. In Area 2, the following activities are prohibited - fishing or the collection or removal of any marine organisms.[3]

Since 2012, it has been located within the boundaries of the Lower Yorke Peninsula Marine Park with ‘Area 1’ being within a “general managed use zone” and ‘Area 2’ being within a “sanctuary zone.”[4]

The aquatic reserve is classified as an IUCN Category VI protected area.[2]

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  1. ^ "Collaborative Australian Protected Area Database (CAPAD) - Marine Protected Areas in coastal waters of South Australia (refer "DETAIL' tab)". Australian Government, Department of the Environment (DoE). Retrieved 11 April 2016. 
  2. ^ a b "Terrestrial Protected Areas of South Australia (see 'DETAIL' tab)". CAPAD 2014. Australian Government, Department of the Environment (DoE). 2014. Retrieved 20 June 2016. 
  3. ^ a b c Primary Industries and Regions South Australia (PIRSA) (2007), Aquatic Reserve: Coobowie (PDF), Primary Industries and Regions South Australia 
  4. ^ a b "Lower Yorke Peninsula Marine Park Management Plan 2012" (PDF). Department of Environment Water and Natural Resources (DEWNR). 2012. pp. 5 and 26. Retrieved 9 October 2016. 

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