The zones in Lord Howe Island Marine Park aim to conserve marine biodiversity while providing for a range of uses including beach activities, swimming, surfing, charter and recreational 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.
|Sanctuary zones||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 zones||Protection to 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 activities
|General use zones||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 zones||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
Other management actions