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Coastal and marine ecosystems

Our coastal and marine ecosystems support regional tourism, commercial and recreational fishing, aquaculture and shipping. We value these ecosystems for their scenic beauty, recreation and their significant cultural importance.

Our coastal and marine ecosystems include rocky reefs, seagrass meadows, mangroves, salt marshes, coastal dunes and estuaries. These habitats protect coastal infrastructure, help maintain the health of our coastal and marine ecosystems, and support numerous marine plants and animals, many of which are unique to southern Australia.