The zones in Solitary Islands 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, research and other activities.
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||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 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 scales)||Class Osteichthyes||All species with the exception of those species listed as protected or threatened under the Fisheries Management Act 1994 including black cod, estuary cod, giant Queensland groper, eastern blue devilfish, Ballina angelfish and the elegant wrasse.|
|All sharks and rays||Class Chondrichthyes||All species except great white, grey nurse and the Herbsts nurse sharks|
Scyllarus spp.Panulirus spp.
|Prawns||Family Penaeidae||All species in this family|
|Squid||Family Sepiidae||All species in this family|
|Pipis||Family Donacidae||All species in this family|
|Mangrove worms||Teredo spp|
|Beach worms||Family Onuphidae||All species in this family|
|Eels||Family Anguilidae||All species|
|Marine yabbies (nippers)||Callianassa spp|
|Mud crabs||Scylla serrata|
|Blue swimmer crabs||Portunus pelagicus|
|Spanner crabs||Ranina ranina|
|Sea lettuce||Ulva lactuca|
|Bait weed||Enteromorpha intestinalis|
|Oysters||Saccostrea & Crassostera species|
|Turban shell (Googoombull)||Family Turbinidae||Turbo species|
|Sea anemones||Order Actinaria|
|All pipefishes and seahorses||Family Syngnathidae|
|Giant clam||Family Tridacnidae|
|Broad-banded anemone fish||Amphiprion latezonatus|