South-east Commonwealth Marine Reserves Network - Overview

Summary

Overview of the South-east Commonwealth Marine Reserves Network
Network area 388 464 km2
Depth range 40m-4600m
Number of reserves 14 reserves (ranging in size from 537 to 162 000 km2)
Types of zoning
  • Sanctuary Zone (IUCN Category Ia) 58 000 km2 or 14.93% of the network
  • Marine National Park (IUCN Category II) 96 046 km2 or 24.72% of the network
  • Habitat Protection Zone (IUCN Category IV) 104 389 km2 or 26.87% of the network
  • Recreational Use (IUCN Category IV) 323 km2 on 0.08% of the network
  • Special Purpose Zone (IUCN Category VI) 81 254 km2 or 20.92% of the network
  • Multiple Use Zone (IUCN Category VI) 48 452 km2 or 12.47% of the network