South Tasman Rise Commonwealth Marine Reserve

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South Tasman Rise Commonwealth Marine Reserve
IUCN category VI (protected area with sustainable use of natural resources)
Map showing the South Tasman Rise Commonwealth Marine Reserve
Location Pacific Ocean, Australia
Coordinates 46°17′S 149°29′E / 46.28°S 149.49°E / -46.28; 149.49Coordinates: 46°17′S 149°29′E / 46.28°S 149.49°E / -46.28; 149.49[1]
Area 27,704 km2 (10,697 sq mi)
Established August 31, 2007 (2007-08-31)
Governing body Parks Australia (Commonwealth of Australia)
environment.gov.au/topics/marine/marine-reserves/south-east/south-tasman-rise

South Tasman Rise Commonwealth Marine Reserve is a 27,704 km2 marine protected area located at the southerly limit of Australia's exclusive economic zone near Tasmania. The reserve was established in 2007[2] and is part of the South-east Commonwealth Marine Reserve Network.

The reserve contains part of the South Tasman Rise seafloor and covers deep ocean including a section of the mid-continental slope at depths of 1,200–3,000 m (3,900–9,800 ft). Some of the seamounts within the reserve have flat summits, which indicates that they were exposed above the surface at some time.[3]

Protection[edit]

The entirety of the South Tasman Rise marine reserve area is IUCN protected area category VI and is zoned as 'Special Purpose'.[3]

Zone IUCN Activities permitted Area
(km2)
Recreational fishing Commercial fishing Mining
Special Purpose VI Yes No with approval 27,704
[Note 1]

See also[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Summary of permitted activities only, see source for details[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "South Tasman Rise Commonwealth Marine Reserve on OpenStreetMap". openstreetmap.org. © OpenStreetMap contributors. Retrieved 18 June 2017.
  2. ^ "Collaborative Australian Protected Areas Database (CAPAD) 2014 - Marine". environment.gov.au. © Commonwealth of Australia. Retrieved 16 June 2017.
  3. ^ a b "South Tasman Rise Commonwealth Marine Reserve". environment.gov.au. © Commonwealth of Australia. Retrieved 18 June 2017.
  4. ^ "South-east Commonwealth Marine Reserves Network - Zoning and activities". environment.gov.au. © Commonwealth of Australia. Retrieved 18 June 2017.

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