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South Tasman Rise Commonwealth Marine Reserve
IUCN Category VI (Managed Resource Protected Area)
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Map showing the South Tasman Rise Commonwealth Marine Reserve
Location Pacific Ocean, Australia
Area 27,704 km2 (10,697 sq mi)
Established August 31, 2007 (2007-08-31)
Governing body Parks Australia (Commonwealth of Australia)

South Tasman Rise Commonwealth Marine Reserve is a 27,704 km2 marine protected area located at the southerly limit of Australia's exclusive economic zone near Tasmania. The reserve was established in 2007 and is part of the South-east Commonwealth Marine Reserve Network.

The reserve contains part of the South Tasman Rise seafloor and covers deep ocean including a section of the mid-continental slope at depths of 1,200–3,000 m (3,900–9,800 ft). Some of the seamounts within the reserve have flat summits, which indicates that they were exposed above the surface at some time.

Protection

The entirety of the South Tasman Rise marine reserve area is IUCN protected area category VI and is zoned as 'Special Purpose'.

Zone IUCN Activities permitted Area
(km2)
Recreational fishing Commercial fishing Mining
Special Purpose VI Yes No with approval 27,704
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