9 September 20140
A new report released today highlights significant economic opportunities for South Australia as a result of the new marine sanctuaries due to come into effect on 1 October. Commissioned by the Conservation Council of South Australia and prepared by the South Australian Centre for Economic Studies, The Report conservatively estimates just some of the value of South Australia's marine sanctuaries to be more than $23 million per year. (View and download The Report)
"This Report should go a long way towards putting to bed concerns that marine parks are bad for regional economies. Evidence from around Australia suggests that marine parks are great for the regions and great for fishing," said Craig Wilkins, Chief Executive of the Conservation Council of SA.