- Protected Species in Commonwealth waters under the EPBC Act, 1999: East Coast Subpopulation - Critically Endangered (2002).
- Listed as a Vulnerable Species in NSW waters under the Fisheries Management Act, 1994 (since 1999)·
- Listed as a Vulnerable Species in Victorian waters under the Fisheries Act 1995·
- Protected Species in NSW waters under the Fisheries Management Act, 1994 (since November 1984)·
- Protected Species in Tasmanian waters under the Fisheries Regulations, 1996 (since 1998)·
- Protected Species in Queensland waters under the Fisheries Act, 1994 (Fisheries Regulation 1995) (since 1997).
- A National Recovery Plan for the Grey Nurse Shark (Carcharias taurus) in Australia was adopted for implementation by the Minister for Environment and Heritage June 2002.
- A draft Recovery Plan for Grey Nurse Shark has been developed for New South Wales.
Proposed Conservation Measures
Conservation measures can been found in the National Recovery Plan for the Grey Nurse Shark (Carcharias taurus) in Australia (Environment Australia 2002). The overall conservation objective is to increase Grey Nurse Shark numbers in Australian waters to a level that will see the species removed from the IUCN Red List.
Other conservation measures
Management measures have been developed for the critical habitat site identified at Pimpernel Rock in northern NSW. Details on management arrangements can be referred to in the Solitary Islands Marine Reserve (Commonwealth Waters) Management Plan Environment Australia, 2001 and the zoning plan for the Solitary Islands Marine Park - Marine Parks Authority, NSW, adopted 1 August 2002 (see Marine Parks Authority, New South Wales).
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