Marine - Environment Tasmania



lutruwita/Tasmania is an island state with a unique coastal lifestyle and a known “hot spot” for some of the most diverse marine life in the world. A huge number of our incredible ocean species are found nowhere else on earth! Unfortunately, Tasmania’s oceans are also known as a global “hot spot” for climate change. Some of Tassie’s waters are warming four times faster than the global rate. Meanwhile, fishing isn’t as good as it used to be and many ecosystems are in decline due to the expanding salmon industry, invasive species, depleting fish stocks and agricultural run-off that are further worsened by climate change. Healthy oceans underpin thriving coastal communities with a sustainable economy. We intend to work with the Tasmanian to create a movement for keeping our healthy healthy and thriving for generations to come.