Troubridge Hill Aquatic Reserve

Troubridge Hill Aquatic Reserve is a marine protected area in the Australian state of South Australia located in Investigator Strait adjoining the south coast of Yorke Peninsula at the headland of Troubridge Hill.[3][1]

Troubridge Hill Aquatic Reserve
South Australia
IUCN category VI (protected area with sustainable use of natural resources)
Troubridge Hill Aquatic Reserve
Nearest town or cityEdithburgh
Coordinates35.1742°S 137.6453°E / -35.1742; 137.6453
Established28 June 1984 (1984-06-28)[1]
Area4.83 km2 (1.9 sq mi)[2]
Managing authoritiesPrimary Industries and Resources South Australia (PIRSA)
Nearest town[1]
See alsoProtected areas of South Australia

It was declared in 1984 for the ‘"protection of marine habitat and associated organisms and for education and recreation purposes." The collection or removal of any marine organism is prohibited with the exception of organisms collected by line fishing. The following activities are permitted - boating, recreational diving and swimming. The aquatic reserve extends seaward for a distance of about 1.6 kilometres (0.99 miles) from the coastline between Suicide Point to the west of Troubridge Hill to a point on the coast about 1 kilometre (0.62 miles) east of Troubridge Hill. The wrecksite of the SS Clan Ranald is located within the aquatic reserve.[3][1]

Since 2012, it has been located within the boundaries of a habitat protection zone within the Lower Yorke Peninsula Marine Park.[4]

The aquatic reserve is classified as an IUCN Category VI protected area.[2]

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  1. "Search result for "Troubridge Hill Aquatic Reserve'" (Record no. SA0041844) with the following layers selected - "Suburbs and Localities" and " Place names (gazetteer)"". Property Location Browser. Government of South Australia. Retrieved 9 October 2016.
  2. "Collaborative Australian Protected Area Database (CAPAD) - Marine Protected Areas in coastal waters of South Australia (refer "DETAIL' tab)". Australian Government, Department of the Environment (DoE). Retrieved 11 April 2016.
  3. Primary Industries and Regions South Australia (PIRSA) (2007), Aquatic Reserve: Troubridge Hill (PDF), Primary Industries and Regions South Australia, archived from the original (PDF) on 5 April 2015
  4. "Lower Yorke Peninsula Marine Park Management Plan 2012" (PDF). Department of Environment Water and Natural Resources (DEWNR). 2012. pp. 5 and 25. Retrieved 9 October 2016.
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