Marine Restoration

Interest in the science and practice of marine ecosystem management and restoration is rapidly increasing in Australia. This is driven by increasing degradation of marine ecosystems from overfishing, increasing coastal development and emerging ocean warming, acidification and sea level rises associated with climate change.


Some examples of Marine Ecosystem Restoration projects:


Great Barrier Reef, Queensland, Australia
https://site.emrprojectsummaries.org/2016/03/05/conserving-and-restoring-biodiversity-of-the-great-barrier-reef-through-the-representative-areas-program-rap/

Port Phillip Bay oyster reef restoration, Victoria, Australia
https://site.emrprojectsummaries.org/2016/03/06/case-study-restoring-the-lost-shellfish-reefs-of-port-phillip-bay/

Penryn Estuary saltmarsh and seagrass, New South Wales, Australia
https://site.emrprojectsummaries.org/2016/03/07/saltmarsh-translocation-and-construction-penryn-estuary-port-botany-nsw/
and
https://site.emrprojectsummaries.org/2016/03/07/penrhyn-estuary-habitat-enhancement-plan-habitat-rehabilitation-for-migratory-shorebirds-in-botany-bay-nsw/

Kooragang saltmarsh, Hunter Valley, New South Wales, Australia
http://www.aabr.org.au/kooragang-wetland-rehabiltiation-project/

Adelaide coast seagrass restoration, South Australia
https://site.emrprojectsummaries.org/2011/10/26/seagrass-restoration-off-the-adelaide-coast-via-facilitating-natural-recruitment/

Cockburn Sound seagrass transplanting, Western Australia
https://site.emrprojectsummaries.org/2016/03/14/seagrass-rehabilitation-and-restoration-cockburn-sound-wa/
and https://site.emrprojectsummaries.org/2013/03/08/seagrass-meadow-restoration-trial-using-transplants-cockburn-sound-western-australia/

Kelp forest restoration, Sydney coast, New South Wales (see picture below)
https://site.emrprojectsummaries.org/2016/03/07/restoring-sydneys-underwater-forests-crayweed-transplant-success/