The government's upcoming decision whether to maintain the sanctity of 44 Australian marine parks will dictate more than just the fate of a fragile ecosystem, it will impact the viability of the industries that rely on them.
New Zealand is in big trouble, but it does not have to be. Kiwi columnist and broadcaster Rod Oram writes in GriffithREVIEW that the keys to New Zealand's salvation lie just outside its land, with a vast ocean of possibility.
Australia will have the largest system of marine reserves in the world under a new policy announced by Environment Minister Tony Burke. Andrew Macintosh asks whether that's a good thing.
It seems that the idea of what MPAs are meant to protect the marine environment from has reversed since the declaration of the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park, writes Crikey natulralist Lionel Eelmore.
Australia in the midst of deciding the level of protection to be applied to a large section of our coastline and offshore areas. Will we use this critical time wisely? asks Dr Margi Prideaux.
The already-devastated Southern bluefin tuna population could be sunk for good by the recent Montara oil spill.
Despite the world's third largest fishing zone AFMA will not let Australians catch their own fish, writes Lionel Elmore .