Project outline and objectives:
Long-term climate changes can have a range of potential effects, both positive and negative, on human economies and ecosystem services.
Currently, Australian state fisheries management plans and practices do not explicitly consider the effects of long-term climate change, and management options appropriate for climate change remain incompletely explored. This project will investigate the effectiveness and adaptive capacity of current fisheries management plans and practices in a climate change context, in each Australian state and in the Northern Territory.
More specifically, this project will:
- Review the climate-driven biological implications which intersect with Australian state fisheries;
- Review and analyse the focus of current Australian state fisheries management plans;
- Identify the perceptions of state fisheries managers and stakeholders, regarding necessary changes to current state management practices and plans;
- Model future outcomes of possible management adaptation options;
- Evaluate fisher acceptability of possible management adaptation options.