The zones in Jervis Bay Marine Park aim to conserve marine biodiversity while providing for a range of uses including beach activities, swimming, surfing, charter and recreational fishing, commercial fishing, scuba diving, sailing, boating and research.
The marine park Zoning Map and User Guide provide information about the zoning arrangements and management rules in the park.
You can view your position on the Zoning Map if you are using a GPS-enabled mobile device.
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|Sanctuary zone||Provide the highest level of protection for biodiversity and natural and cultural features||Activities that do not involve harming any animal, plant or habitat, including many recreational activities, such as boating, surfing, snorkelling, diving and permitted research and educational activities|
|Habitat Protection zone||Protect physical and biological habitats by reducing high impact activities|
Recreational and commercial activities (including recreational fishing and some forms of commercial fishing), scientific research, educational activities and other activitiesSpecies that can be taken from Habitat Protection zones.
|General Use zone||Provide for a wide range of environmentally sustainable activities||Recreational and commercial activities (including recreational and commercial fishing), scientific research and educational activities|
|Special Purpose zone||Provide for sites requiring special management arrangements including protection of Aboriginal and other cultural features or for marine facilities, or for specific park management reasons.||Traditional Aboriginal use, aquaculture, marinas and research facilities|
|Common name||Class or Family||Species|
|Finfish (fish with fins and scales)||Class Osteichthyes||All species|
|Beach worm||Family Onuphidae||All species|
|Eastern rock lobster||Family Palinuridae||Jasus verreauxi|
|Southern rock lobster||Family Palinuridae||Jasus edwardsii|
|Mud crab, blue swimmer crab|
|Scylla serrata, Portunus pelagicus|
|Red crab||Family Grapsidae||Plagusia chabrus|
|King prawn||Family Penaeidae||Pwenaeus plebejus|
|Ghost shrimp, marine yabbie, nipper||Family Callianassidae||All species|
|Arrow squid||Family Ommastrephidae||Nototodarus gouldi|
|Southern calamari||Family Loliginidae||Sepioteuthis australis|
|Abalone||Family Haliotidae||All species|
|Turban shell||Family Turbinadae||All species|
|Pipi||Family Donacidae||All species|
|Commercial scallop, doughboy scallop||Family Pectinidae||Pecten fumatus, Chlamys asperrimus|
|Blue mussel||Family Mytilidae||Mytilus planulatus|
|Sydney cockle||Family Arcidae||Anadara trapezia|
|Mud oyster||Family Ostreidae||Ostrea angasi|
|Sea lettuce||Ulva lactuca|
|Sea urchin||Class Echinoidea|
Centrostephanus rodgersii,Heliocidaris erythrogramma
|Sharks and rays||Class Chondrichthyes||All species except those declared protected species under the Fisheries Management Act 1994|