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Marine Guide to Government

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Department for Environment and Heritage (DEH)

Outline of maritime-related activities

  • marine biodiversity conservation policies (e.g. Estuaries policy and action plan; integrated oceans management; climate change; integrated coastal zone management);
  • marine planning (bioregional planning for all SA waters) and marine protected area development;
  • management of marine and estuarine areas within wilderness areas, national parks and other reserves (including waters e.g. Great Australian Bight Marine Park);
  • management of the Adelaide Dolphin Sanctuary;
  • management of activities relating to marine mammals;
  • administration of permits for commercial whale watching;
  • Coast Protection Board.

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