Franklin Commonwealth Marine Reserve
|Franklin Commonwealth Marine Reserve|
IUCN category VI (protected area with sustainable use of natural resources)
Map showing the Franklin Commonwealth Marine Reserve
|Location||Indian Ocean, Australia|
|Nearest town||Marrawah, Tasmania|
|Area||671 km2 (259 sq mi)|
|Established||August 31, 2007|
|Governing body||Parks Australia (Commonwealth of Australia)|
Franklin Commonwealth Marine Reserve is a 671 km2 marine protected area within Australian waters located off the west coast of north-west Tasmania. The reserve was established in 2007 and is part of the South-east Commonwealth Marine Reserve Network.
The area incorporates two major bioregions: western Bass Strait and the Tasmanian shelf. To the north of the reserve is Black Pyramid Rock, which supports the largest breeding colony of the Australasian gannet in Tasmania.
|Recreational fishing||Commercial fishing||Mining|
|Multiple Use||VI||Yes||with approval||with approval||671|
- Summary of permitted activities only, see source for details
- "Franklin Commonwealth Marine Reserve on OpenStreetMap". openstreetmap.org. © OpenStreetMap contributors. Retrieved 17 June 2017.
- "Collaborative Australian Protected Areas Database (CAPAD) 2014 - Marine". environment.gov.au. © Commonwealth of Australia. Retrieved 17 June 2017.
- "Franklin Commonwealth Marine Reserve". environment.gov.au. © Commonwealth of Australia. Retrieved 17 June 2017.
- "South-east Commonwealth Marine Reserves Network - Zoning and activities". environment.gov.au. © Commonwealth of Australia. Retrieved 16 June 2017.