Australia has some of the most spectacular marine ecosystems on the planet – including, of course, the world-famous Great Barrier Reef.
- The Conversation
Many of these places are safe in protected areas, and support a myriad of leisure activities such as recreational fishing, diving and surfing. No wonder eight in ten Aussies live near the beach.
Yet threats to marine ecosystems are becoming more intense and widespread the world over.
Marine protected areas that restrict harmful activities are some of the…