Port Phillip Bay, the Yarra River and surrounding waterways have some of the most treasured environmental assets in Victoria. It is here Victorians can enjoy the natural scenery, swim, paddle or take part in a range of recreational activities. Home to thousands of animals and plants, the bay and its waterways are the foundation of the region’s complex ecosystems. A variety of protected and recreational areas exist to protect the ecosystem as well as allow people to enjoy these natural areas. These waterways also contribute to our economic prosperity supporting commercial fisheries, bustling ports, agriculture, forestry and tourism. To find out more about assets within the bay and its waterways, click on the topics outlined below.