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Chapter 15: Lessons and recommendations for the climate adaptation of key Tasmanian fisheries [in: Adaptive management of fisheries in response to climate change]

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Fogarty, HE and Pecl, GT, Chapter 15: Lessons and recommendations for the climate adaptation of key Tasmanian fisheries [in: Adaptive management of fisheries in response to climate change], Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, Rome, Italy, 667 (2020) [Contract Report]


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Official URL: http://www.fao.org/documents/card/en/c/cb3095en/

DOI: doi:10.4060/cb3095en

Abstract

The Australian fishing industry is an important component of Australia’s economy. The industry, however, is undergoing significant pressure from climate change – in particular, fisheries in the south-east Australian marine region that form the ‘powerhouse’ of Australia’s production by value and volume. As the most southern state in Australia, Tasmania lies within the south-east marine region and is experiencing the amplified effects of climate change in the form of more frequent marine heatwaves and an intensification of the poleward transport of warmer waters with the East Australian Current extension. The region is a fast-warming hotspot, warming at nearly four times the global average. Climate-driven environmental changes experienced and predicted are mostly negative, although some positive impacts are also expected. However, both negative and positive effects of climate change require fast and effective management to maximize opportunities and minimize undesirable impacts. Tasmanian fisheries management is currently reactive in responding to the effects of climate change, and the ability of management to respond is limited by resourcing and politics. This case study summarizes the fishery responses in a global temperature hotspot, provides examples of adaptations that are already underway which could be applied to other similar fisheries, and discusses key recommendations to improve the climate adaptation of Tasmanian commercial wild-catch rock lobster and abalone fisheries.

Item Details

Item Type:Contract Report
Keywords:climate change adaptation, rock lobster, abalone, fisheries management
Research Division:Agricultural, Veterinary and Food Sciences
Research Group:Fisheries sciences
Research Field:Fisheries sciences not elsewhere classified
Objective Division:Animal Production and Animal Primary Products
Objective Group:Fisheries - wild caught
Objective Field:Wild caught rock lobster
UTAS Author:Fogarty, HE (Ms Hannah Fogarty)
UTAS Author:Pecl, GT (Professor Gretta Pecl)
ID Code:142884
Year Published:2020
Deposited By:Fisheries and Aquaculture
Deposited On:2021-02-15
Last Modified:2021-02-15
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