The South-east Regional Marine Plan
National Oceans Office 2002
ISBN 1 8770 4312 5
About the report
This report about the Macquarie Island Large Marine Domain is one of a set of National Oceans Office reports covering the assessment of uses in the South-east Marine Region. A broader discussion of uses within the Region can be found in the report Resources: using our oceans.
Information about other aspects of the Macquarie Island Large Marine Domain is in the assessment reports examining the biological and physical characteristics, impacts of uses on the natural system and current management and institutional arrangements.
This report describes Macquarie Island and its surrounding waters and provides an overview of the past, present and possible future uses of the Macquarie Island Large Marine Domain. It examines the Domain’s early sealing history, its recognition as a World Heritage area, its commercial fishery and the declaration of the world’s largest marine protected area in its eastern waters. The report concludes with an assessment of the possible future uses of the Domain.