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New picnic facilities for Penny's Lagoon

08/08/2018

The Parks and Wildlife Service has completed the construction of a new picnic shelter at Penny's Lagoon within the Lavinia State Reserve on King Island.
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Celebrating World Ranger Day

31/07/2018

The work of Tasmania's rangers is vital in the daily management of our 19 national parks and more than 800 reserves, encompassing approximately 50 per cent of the State.
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Southwest ecological burns important for orange-bellied parrot conservation

22/03/2018

Planned ecological burns in Southwest National Park will help regenerate important habitat areas for the critically endangered orange-bellied parrot.More

Roberts Point Marine Conservation Area

The Roberts Point Marine Conservation Area occupies 138.6 hectares in the D'Entrecasteaux Channel surrounding Roberts Point on the western side of North Bruny Island.

Roberts Point Marine Conservation Area

The reserve area is subject to strong currents and low ambient light levels, providing habitat for a range of sediment communities and a vast array of invertebrate life not commonly found elsewhere. The area includes unusual sheltered deep reef habitat subjected to strong tidal currents, and a very localised black cowrie population. The area also provides a refuge for benthic faunal communities that have declined elsewhere in the D'Entrecasteaux Channel.

The area was proclaimed a conservation area under the Nature Conservation Act 2002 on 9 December 2009. This reserve class provides for the protection and maintenance of the natural and cultural values of the area and the sustainable use of natural resources. 

Fishing is permitted in the reserve. Rules and regulations relating to recreational fishing in Tasmania can be found in the Recreational Sea Fishing Guide.