Marine and coastal ecosystems provide us with many resources. These resources are vital to the quality of our lives and need to be sustainably managed so they are available for future generations.
As well as having their own intrinsic value, marine ecosystems provide what are called ‘ecosystem services’ (visit Marine Innovation SA for information on ecosystem services).
In SA, we use our marine resources mostly through:
Fisheries and aquaculture
Tourism and recreation
Page banner: Blue-throated Ascidian at Rapid Bay, Fleurieu Peninsula. Photo: Tom Westphalen.