AUSTRALIA POSITIVE OCEANS

Australia’s overall Positive Oceans Index score is 7.8, ranking it in 1st place out of 30 countries

Australia has one of the longest coastlines and largest marine estates (areas) of all assessed countries. 70% of its population lives along the coast with a well developed coastal infrastructure. In fact, nearly 65% of the country’s inhabitants live in 5 coastal cities: Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Perth and Adelaide. The rest of its coast is mostly characterised by large stretches of wilderness and beaches.

At A Glance

7'432'133 km2

Total Marine Estate

40.8%

Marine Protected Areas

55

Sustainable Marine Parks

139

Coastal Tourism Density

3

Recreational Marine

Estate Pressure

Australia Oceans Scores

biodiversity

/10

diversity of marine species and habitat from recreational perspective

infrastructure

/10

Coastal Tourism Density (number of visitors per coastal kilometre) coastal industries, cruises, waste, water, sanitation.

activites

/10

Recreational Marine Estate Pressure (number of people claiming the marine state by square kilometre) Leisure activities, water sports, etc

conservation

/10

Marine Protected Areas (MPAs), fishing impact and conservation legislation

overall score

/10

location ranking

Australia

/10

New Zealand

/10

Canada

/10

Mexico

/10

within region

Australia

/10

Samoa

/10

Fiji

/10

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OTHER OCEANS INDEXES

New Zealand

New Zealand ranks 2nd out of 30 countries with an overall score of 7.6

Canada

Canada ranks 3st out of 30 countries with an overall score of 7.2

Mexico

Mexico ranks 6st out of 30 countries with an overall score of 6.7

REGIONS IN AUSTRALIA

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