Conservation of marine ecosystems in protected areas

Although marine protected areas cover approximately 11% of Victoria’s marine waters, their spatial extent is skewed to Corner Inlet/Nooramunga and Wilsons Promontory, indicating that the network has not yet met the National Representative System of Marine Protected Areas principles of comprehensiveness, adequacy and representativeness across all five marine bioregions.

All Gippsland Lakes and East Gippsland Inlets, Five marine bioregions
Area of conservation by type of conservation class; area by total extent and region extent; proportion of ecosystem types under protection; threatened species represented in conservation areas