North Marine Parks Network
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There are eight Australian Marine Parks off the coast of the Northern Territory and Queensland. These marine parks cover 157,480 square kilometres.
The region has shallow-water tropical marine ecosystems and a large area of continental shelf.
Coral, invertebrates, and phytoplankton are all highly diverse.
Fish such as snapper, emperor and grouper are common higher order predators of coral and rocky reef habitats.
The region supports dugongs, seabirds and dolphins. Also at home are:
- saltwater crocodiles
This is a fantastic place to fish, snorkel, dive or go boating, with plenty to do for visitors.
Marine parks in the North Network
- Arafura Marine Park
- Arnhem Marine Park
- Gulf of Carpentaria Marine Park
- Joseph Bonaparte Gulf Marine Park
- Limmen Marine Park
- Oceanic Shoals Marine Park
- Wessel Marine Park
- West Cape York Marine Park
North Marine Parks Network Management Plan
A management plan for the North Marine Parks Network came into operation on 1 July 2018. See the:
- North Network Management Plan
- North Network maps including the zoning
- See the North Network factsheets, setting out the zones and rules for marine parks in the network.
The implementation of the North Marine Parks Network Management Plan is supported by the North Marine Parks Advisory Committee.
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