Oz would have another 2,396,216 km2 in Oz waters within 12 months.70% of world total of fish zones.
As it stands, the current sum total of marine parks in the world is 2,200,000 square km. We have 840,000km of that, just under 40%.
Under current proposals we would have another 2,396,216 km2 in Australian waters within 12 months.
That would mean we would have 70% of the world's marine parks in Australian waters.
Not only that, 17% of those waters would be closed to fishing. ...
The marine parks program is being undertaken in part to fulfil international agreements to which Australia is a signatory, which aim “to achieve placement of at least 10% of coastal and marine areas into marine protected areas by 2020”.