Northeast Australian Shelf
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LME 40: Northeast Australian Shelf

Bordering countries:

Australia, Papua New Guinea

LME total area:

1,299,112 km2
LME overall risk: 
This LME falls in the cluster of LMEs that exhibit low to medium levels of economic development (based on the night light development index) and medium levels of collapsed and overexploited fish stocks.
Based on a combined measure of the Human Development Index and the averaged indicators for fish & fisheries and pollution & ecosystem health modules, the overall risk factor is low.
Pollution and Ecosystem Health