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The long and winding road : the development of a comprehensive, adequate and representative system of highly protected marine protected areas in Victoria, Australia

journal contribution
posted on 01.01.2006, 00:00 authored by Geoffrey WescottGeoffrey Wescott
In 2002, the state of Victoria, Australia increased its “no-take” marine protected areas (MPAs) 100 fold to cover over 5% of its coastal waters in a comprehensive, adequate and representative system of marine national parks and sanctuaries. Given the ambitious targets set for MPA establishment globally in 2003 at the World Summit for Sustainable Development this apparently remarkable achievement could be an example to other nations and states attempting to establish substantial MPA systems.

This paper describes and discusses the factors that contributed to the establishment of the Victorian system and the relevance of these factors to other jurisdictions.

History

Journal

Ocean and coastal management

Volume

49

Issue

12

Pagination

905 - 922

Publisher

Elsevier

Location

Amsterdam, The Netherlands

ISSN

0964-5691

eISSN

1873-524X

Language

eng

Publication classification

C1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal

Copyright notice

2006, Elsevier Ltd.