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PWS Fire Update - Friday 15 February 2019

15/02/2019

Parks and Wildlife Tasmania (PWS) can advise the following locations, reserves and tracks have been re-opened today (Friday 15 February).More

PWS Fire Update - Thursday 14 February 2019

14/02/2019

Parks and Wildlife Tasmania (PWS) can advise the following locations, reserves and tracks have been re-opened.More

PWS Fire Update - Monday 11 February 2019

11/02/2019

As a result of the emergency service suppression efforts and calmer weather conditions over recent days, PWS can advise the following changes to track openings and closures.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.