Marine plants including mangroves

Marine plants are part of the mosaic of fish habitats, and are an integral and usually highly visible feature of the coastline. Queensland has a very high diversity of marine plant species, including mangrove forests (up to 39 species in the north of the state), saltmarsh vegetation, seagrass meadows and algal communities. Effective management and protection of all marine plants is important in ensuring sustainable fish habitats and fisheries production.