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Quick facts for kidsBoags Commonwealth Marine Reserve
IUCN Category VI (Managed Resource Protected Area)
|Location||Bass Strait, Australia|
|Nearest town||Stanley, Tasmania|
|Area||537 km2 (207 sq mi)|
|Established||31 August 2007|
|Governing body||Parks Australia (Commonwealth of Australia)|
Boags Commonwealth Marine Reserve is a 537 km2 marine protected area within Australian waters located off the coast of north-west Tasmania in Bass Strait. The reserve was established in 2007 and is the smallest reserve of the South-east Commonwealth Marine Reserve Network.
The reserve is a sample of the bottom-dwelling creatures that live in the sea-floor sediments and muds of Bass Strait, such as crustaceans, polychaete worms and molluscs. It is an important foraging area for a variety of seabirds that nest on the nearby islands, particularly the Hunter Island Group which includes Three Hummock Island.
The entirety of the Boags marine reserve area is IUCN protected area category VI and zoned as 'Multiple Use'.
|Recreational fishing||Commercial fishing||Mining|
|Multiple Use||VI||Yes||with approval||with approval||537|
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