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Protect Our Oceans: 30% by 2030

    Protect Our Oceans: 30% by 2030

    Our oceans are in crisis.

    Climate change, overfishing, pollution, shark nets and habitat destruction are taking a huge toll on our precious marine life. Turtles, rays and many other threatened species, including the critically endangered grey nurse shark, are on the brink of extinction and urgent action must be taken to protect their habitat before it’s too late.

    Scientists, conservationists, ocean-users and most recreational fishers all agree: sanctuary zones, where no form of fishing or other forms of take are allowed, are essential to keep our oceans healthy and protect the fish of the future.

    Yet only 7% of marine waters in NSW are protected in sanctuary zones, far below what scientists are saying is necessary to save our oceans and marine life. We’re joining the global campaign to protect 30% of our oceans in no-take sanctuary zones by 2030.

    The federal Labor Government has already committed to protecting 30% of Commonwealth waters by 2030. We’re calling on the NSW Government to protect 30% of NSW marine waters by 2030.

    Labor promised to do better when it comes to marine protection, but since the Minns Government came to power they’ve delivered nothing. It’s time for action to save our marine life.

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