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Protecting the environment

Protecting our waterways is a shared responsibility. Understand the rules and your responsibilities.

Protecting our waterways is a shared responsibility. Respect and care for the marine environment by disposing of waste correctly.
You can help protect NSW waterways for future generations by taking extra care around marine animals and plants.
Whales, dolphins, dugongs, seals and sea lions are protected in NSW. Keep these animals and your vessel safe.
When using a vessel, you must not make noise that could offend, disturb or be harmful to others.
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