Managing for resilience in Australian fisheries and coastal governance


Project outline and objectives: This project will assess the value of resilience as a basis for governance arrangements for the use and protection of marine resources in Australia. It will translate the principles and features of socio-ecological resilience to the features of legal systems, and develop specific criteria with which…

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Fisheries, seafood and uncertain futures


Project outline and objectives: A current ARC Discovery project ‘Fishing for change: enhancing Australia’s seafood futures’ is developing a Australian/regional/global fisheries simulator based on more than 50-years of historical catch and effort data. The candidate would help develop scenarios of resource biomass and range shift, but importantly combine elements of…

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Perspectives in Marine Conservation: CCAMLR as a Case Study for Marine Resource Management Strategies


Project Outline and objectives: There is increasing movement towards evidence-based management for marine resources around the globe. However, the requirement for scientific evidence of human impacts to inform and enable decision-making is somewhat at odds with the precautionary approach to management, which calls for preventive actions in the face of…

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Global learning for local solutions: Reducing vulnerability of marine-dependent coastal communities

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Funding: Belmont Forum and G8 Research Councils Initiative on Multilateral Research Funding – International Opportunities Fund Partners: Rhodes University, South Africa; CSIRO – Australia; University of Tasmania – Australia, Central Marine Fisheries Research Institute – India; University of São Paulo – Brazil; National Oceanography Centre – UK; University of California…

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