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Estimating the carbon footprint of Tasmanian fishing vessels


Floyd, H and Chin, CKH and Thomas, G and Abbassi, R and Garaniya, V, Estimating the carbon footprint of Tasmanian fishing vessels, International Journal of Small Craft Technology, 157, (Part B1) pp. 1-9. ISSN 1740-0694 (2015) [Refereed Article]

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Life cycle assessments (LCA) are conducted to understand the environmental impacts associated with various products. In order to convey quality information to the consumer that can be guaranteed to provide comparability between products and ease of communication, the PAS 2050 specification produced by the British Standards Institute was utilised. The functional unit assigned to the calculation of the carbon footprint was one kilogram of edible yield delivered to the distribution centre. This paper aims to demonstrate the implementation of a LCA for the Tasmanian scallop fishery by analysing two fishing operations within the industry. The final value for the assessments were 3.16 kg carbon dioxide equivalent (CO2e) and 2.19 kgCO2e for vessel A operating in the Bass Strait and the eastern Tasmania fishing zone respectively, while vessel B had a final value of 3.89 kgCO2e.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Keywords:carbon footprint, tasmania, fishing vessels, LCA
Research Division:Engineering
Research Group:Maritime engineering
Research Field:Naval architecture
Objective Division:Animal Production and Animal Primary Products
Objective Group:Fisheries - wild caught
Objective Field:Fisheries - wild caught not elsewhere classified
UTAS Author:Floyd, H (Mr Harold Floyd)
UTAS Author:Chin, CKH (Dr Chris Chin)
UTAS Author:Thomas, G (Professor Giles Thomas)
UTAS Author:Abbassi, R (Dr Rouzbeh Abbassi)
UTAS Author:Garaniya, V (Associate Professor Vikram Garaniya)
ID Code:101380
Year Published:2015
Deposited By:NC Maritime Engineering and Hydrodynamics
Deposited On:2015-06-23
Last Modified:2016-02-11

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