ⓘ List of marine parks. A marine park is a park consisting of an area of sea sometimes protected for recreational use, but more often set aside to preserve a spec ..

                                     

ⓘ List of marine parks

A marine park is a park consisting of an area of sea sometimes protected for recreational use, but more often set aside to preserve a specific habitat and ensure the ecosystem is sustained for the organisms that exist there. Most marine parks are designated by governments, and organized like watery national parks.

The largest marine park used to be the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park in Australia, at 350.000 km² until 2010, when the United Kingdom announced the opening of the Chagos Marine Park or Chagos Archipelago.

Although for many uses it is sufficient to designate the boundaries of the marine park and to inform commercial fishing boats and other maritime enterprises, some parks have gone to additional effort to make their wonders accessible to visitors. These can range from glass-bottomed boats and small submarines, to windowed undersea tubes.

In New Zealand a marine reserve is an area which has a higher degree of legal protection than marine parks for conservation purposes.

In New South Wales, there are planned marine parks which will stretch along the coastline of the entire state.

                                     

1. List of marine parks

Canada

  • Saguenay–St. Lawrence Marine Park
  • Gwaii Haanas National Marine Conservation Area Reserve
  • Fathom Five National Marine Park
  • Lake Superior National Marine Conservation Area

Mexico

  • Cabo Pulmo National Park, Mexico
  • Alto Golfo de California Biosphere Reserve
  • Arrecifes de Cozumel National Park
  • San Lorenzo Marine Archipelago National Park

United States

  • Thunder Bay National Marine Sanctuary
  • Dry Tortugas National Park
  • John Pennekamp Coral Reef State Park
  • Allan H. Treman State Marine Park

Hong Kong

  • Marine parks in Hong Kong
  • Sha Chau and Lung Kwu Chau Marine Park
  • Hoi Ha Wan Marine Park
  • Cape DAguilar Marine Reserve
  • Yan Chau Tong Marine Park
  • Tung Ping Chau Marine Park

India

  • Gulf of Mannar Marine National Park, Tamil Nadu
  • Marine National Park, Gulf of Kachchh, Gujarat

Taiwan

  • Dongsha Atoll National Park
  • South Penghu Marine National Park

New Zealand

  • Mimiwhangata Marine Park
  • Hauraki Gulf Marine Park
  • Tawharanui Marine Park
                                     

1.1. List of marine parks Canada

  • Saguenay–St. Lawrence Marine Park
  • Gwaii Haanas National Marine Conservation Area Reserve
  • Fathom Five National Marine Park
  • Lake Superior National Marine Conservation Area
                                     

1.2. List of marine parks Mexico

  • Cabo Pulmo National Park, Mexico
  • Alto Golfo de California Biosphere Reserve
  • Arrecifes de Cozumel National Park
  • San Lorenzo Marine Archipelago National Park
                                     

1.3. List of marine parks United States

  • Thunder Bay National Marine Sanctuary
  • Dry Tortugas National Park
  • John Pennekamp Coral Reef State Park
  • Allan H. Treman State Marine Park
                                     

1.4. List of marine parks Hong Kong

  • Marine parks in Hong Kong
  • Sha Chau and Lung Kwu Chau Marine Park
  • Hoi Ha Wan Marine Park
  • Cape DAguilar Marine Reserve
  • Yan Chau Tong Marine Park
  • Tung Ping Chau Marine Park
                                     

1.5. List of marine parks India

  • Gulf of Mannar Marine National Park, Tamil Nadu
  • Marine National Park, Gulf of Kachchh, Gujarat


                                     

1.6. List of marine parks Indonesia

  • Komodo National Park, Nusa Tenggara
  • Karimunjawa National Park, Java
  • Kepulauan Togean National Park, Sulawesi
  • Kepulauan Seribu National Park, Java
  • Teluk Cenderawasih National Park, Papua
  • Taka Bone Rate National Park, Sulawesi
  • Bunaken National Park, Sulawesi
  • Kepulauan Wakatobi National Park, Sulawesi
                                     

1.7. List of marine parks Malaysia

  • Tioman Island
  • Tunku Abdul Rahman National Park
  • Pulau Sibu
  • Redang Island
  • Tun Mustapha Marine Park
  • Perhentian Islands
  • Pulau Pemanggil
  • Tun Sakaran Marine Park
  • Pulau Tenggol
  • Turtle Islands National Park
                                     

1.8. List of marine parks Taiwan

  • Dongsha Atoll National Park
  • South Penghu Marine National Park
                                     

1.9. List of marine parks Europe

  • Zakynthos Marine Park, Greece
  • Ytre Hvaler National Park, Norway
  • Jomfruland National Park, Norway
  • Iroise Marine Park, Brittany, France
  • Alonnisos Marine Park, Greece
  • Færder National Park, Norway
  • Karaburun-Sazan National Marine Park, Albania
  • Kosterhavet National Park, Bohuslan, Sweden
  • Raet National Park, Norway
  • Pembrokeshire Coast National Park, Wales
                                     

1.10. List of marine parks High seas

As of April 2008 there are no high seas marine reserves, but Greenpeace is campaigning for the "doughnut holes" of the western pacific to be declared as marine reserves. They are also campaigning for 40 percent of the world’s oceans to be protected as marine reserves.

                                     

1.11. List of marine parks Commonwealth of Australia

The Australian Government manages an estate of marine protected areas MPA that are Commonwealth reserves under the Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999 EPBC Act.

  • Great Barrier Reef Marine Park
  • Cod Grounds Commonwealth Marine Reserve
  • Lihou Reef National Nature Reserve Coral Sea Island Territory
  • Great Australian Bight Commonwealth Marine Reserve
  • Solitary Islands Marine Reserve Commonwealth Waters
  • Lord Howe Island Marine Park Commonwealth Waters
  • Heard Island and McDonald Islands Marine Reserve
  • Coringa-Herald National Nature Reserve
  • Cartier Island Marine Reserve
  • South-east Commonwealth Marine Reserve Network
  • Elizabeth and Middleton Reefs Marine National Nature Reserve
  • Macquarie Island Marine Park
  • Ningaloo Marine Park Commonwealth waters
  • Ashmore Reef Marine National Nature Reserve
  • Mermaid Reef Marine National Nature Reserve


                                     

1.12. List of marine parks South Australia

As of December 2013, the following marine parks have been declared under the Marine Parks Act 2007 SA:

  • Neptune Islands Group Marine Park
  • Southern Spencer Gulf Marine Park
  • Upper Gulf St Vincent Marine Park
  • Southern Kangaroo Island Marine Park
  • West Coast Bays Marine Park
  • Eastern Spencer Gulf Marine Park
  • Investigator Marine Park
  • Western Kangaroo Island Marine Park
  • Lower South East Marine Park
  • Franklin Harbor Marine Park
  • Encounter Marine Park
  • Upper South East Marine Park
  • Gambier Islands Group Marine Park
  • Upper Spencer Gulf Marine Park
  • Nuyts Archipelago Marine Park
  • Far West Coast Marine Park
  • Thorny Passage Marine Park
  • Lower Yorke Peninsula Marine Park
  • Sir Joseph Banks Group Marine Park
                                     

1.13. List of marine parks Victoria

The state of Victoria has protected approximately 5.3% of coastal waters. In June 2002, legislation was passed to establish 13 Marine National Parks and 11 Marine Sanctuaries. Victoria is the first jurisdiction in the world to create an entire system of highly protected Marine National Parks at the same time. Additional areas are listed as Marine Parks or Marine Reserves, which provides a lower level of protection and allows activities such as commercial and recreational fishing.

The marine national parks are:

  • Point Addis Marine National Park
  • Twelve Apostles Marine National Park
  • Yaringa Marine National Park
  • Ninety Mile Beach Marine National Park
  • Point Hicks Marine National Park
  • Port Phillip Heads Marine National Park
  • Discovery Bay Marine National Park
  • French Island Marine National Park
  • Wilsons Promontory Marine National Park
  • Cape Howe Marine National Park
  • Bunurong Marine National Park
  • Churchill Island Marine National Park
  • Corner Inlet Marine National Park


                                     

1.14. List of marine parks New Zealand

  • Mimiwhangata Marine Park
  • Hauraki Gulf Marine Park
  • Tawharanui Marine Park
                                     
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