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
Total Marine Estate
Marine Protected Areas
Sustainable Marine Parks
Coastal Tourism Density
diversity of marine species and habitat from recreational perspective
Coastal Tourism Density (number of visitors per coastal kilometre) coastal industries, cruises, waste, water, sanitation.
Recreational Marine Estate Pressure (number of people claiming the marine state by square kilometre) Leisure activities, water sports, etc
Marine Protected Areas (MPAs), fishing impact and conservation legislation
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