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Report of Workshops on integrated management of marine activities


Stephenson, RL and Hobday, A and Cvitanovic, C and Fudge, M and Ward, T and Butler, I and Cannard, T and Cowlishaw, M and Cresswell, I and Day, J and Dobbs, K and Dutra, LXC and Frusher, S and Fulton, B and Gibson, J and Gillanders, B and Gollan, N and Haward, M and Hutton, T and Jordan, A and Macdonald, J and MacLeod, C and Pecl, G and Plaganyi, E and Van Putten, I and Smith, T and Poiner, I and Vince, J, Report of Workshops on integrated management of marine activities, Fisheries Research and Development Corporation, Canberra, Australia, pp. 1-62. (2019) [Government or Industry Research]

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The need for integration of management in relation to diverse marine activities is increasing. Without integration, different groups manage different activities inconsistently, there are conflicts from overlapping or competing activities, and there is no ability to consider the cumulative impacts of multiple activities. Further, and increasingly important, some form of integration of management will be required to deal effectively with climate change. However to date there has not been an agreed approach for Integrated Management (IM).

In 2017 and 2018, a team of researchers associated with the Centre for Marine Socioecology (CSIRO and UTas) and partners (SARDI and DFO), collaborated to develop a framework for implementation and a ‘lens’ for evaluation of Integrated Management (IM). The research team then convened two workshops to test the framework with a broader group of subject matter experts, and to apply the lens to Australian IM case studies. The case studies included Gladstone Harbour (Queensland), management arrangements related to Great Barrier Reef (GBR) Marine Park (Commonwealth), development of Northern Prawn management (Gulf of Carpentaria), the South-East Queensland Healthy Waterways Partnership initiative (SEQ HWP), the Australian Oceans Policy (AOP) (2001-2005), the New South Wales (NSW) Marine Estate initiative, and progress toward IM in the Spencer Gulf (South Australia).

This report describes the outcomes of those workshops, specifically the factors that enable or hinder the success of integrated management, and identification of critical features that will help improve future integrated management.

Item Details

Item Type:Government or Industry Research
Keywords:integrated management, oceans,
Research Division:Human Society
Research Group:Policy and administration
Research Field:Environment policy
Objective Division:Environmental Management
Objective Group:Terrestrial systems and management
Objective Field:Assessment and management of terrestrial ecosystems
UTAS Author:Hobday, A (Dr Alistair Hobday)
UTAS Author:Cvitanovic, C (Dr Christopher Cvitanovic)
UTAS Author:Fudge, M (Dr Maree Fudge)
UTAS Author:Frusher, S (Professor Stewart Frusher)
UTAS Author:Gillanders, B (Dr Bronwyn Gillanders)
UTAS Author:Haward, M (Professor Marcus Haward)
UTAS Author:MacLeod, C (Professor Catriona MacLeod)
UTAS Author:Pecl, G (Professor Gretta Pecl)
UTAS Author:Van Putten, I (Dr Ingrid Van Putten)
UTAS Author:Poiner, I (Dr Ian Poiner)
UTAS Author:Vince, J (Associate Professor Joanna Vince)
ID Code:134579
Year Published:2019
Deposited By:Office of the School of Social Sciences
Deposited On:2019-08-21
Last Modified:2019-08-23
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