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Title:
Status of key Australian fish stocks reports 2014
Publication Date:
10/12/2014
Description:
Report produced in collaboration between Universities and Commonwealth and State Government agencies. Overview * The Status of key Australian fish stocks reports 2014 provide national assessments of the status of key wild-capture fish stocks. The reports provide scientifically based stock status assessments for 68 key species (or species complexes), which cumulatively contribute over 90 percent of the value and 85 percent of the volume from Australian fisheries. * Stock status assessments in the 2014 reports are based on the abundance and level of harvest in 2013. In total, 238 stocks were assessed across the 68 key species; 129 stocks were classified as sustainable, these contribute around 87.5 per cent of the total catch of the 68 species. There were 7 stocks classified as transitional-recovering, 19 as transitional-depleting, 11 as overfished and 4 as environmentally limited. There were 68 stocks where status was classified as undefined; these stocks contribute 6.4 per cent of the total catch of the 68 species. * The Status of key Australian fish stocks reports focus on the status of targeted fish stocks. The status classifications do not consider broader ecosystem impacts of fishing, such as bycatch or habitat impacts, or social and economic considerations. These elements may be included in future editions, or companion reports. * The reports rely on a consistent national reporting framework that was developed collaboratively by fisheries scientists from around Australia. The framework provides transparency and consistency in stock status reporting across jurisdictions. * The Status of key Australian fish stocks reports 2014 builds on the 2012 inaugural edition with 19 new species. Four of the new species are caught in Commonwealth fisheries. The additional species were nominated by the states and the Northern Territory as either iconic species that are likely to be seen in retail outlets or historically overfished species. * There were minor alterations to the national stock status classification framework and species chapters. The main update to the framework is the inclusion of the new environmentally limited stock category. The Status of key Australian fish stocks reports Advisory Group included this additional category to describe stocks depleted below the limit reference point by environmental factors rather than fishing. * Between 2012 and 2014 there have been a number of changes to stock structure and stock status for some species. In both cases the changes are based on the most recent and reliable information available. * The reports were developed collaboratively by the Australian Bureau of Agricultural and Resource Economics and Sciences (ABARES), the Fisheries Research and Development Corporation (FRDC) and government fishery research agencies from all states, the Northern Territory and the CSIRO; more than 100 fisheries researchers were involved.
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Publisher:
Fisheries Research and Development Corporation
Author:
FLOOD Matthew Dr

STOBUTZKI Ilona Dr

ANDREWS James Dr

ASHBY Crispian

BEGG Gavin Prof

FLETCHER Rick Dr

GARDNER Caleb Dr

GEORGESON Lee

HANSEN Scott

HARTMANN Klaas Dr

HONE Patrick Dr

HORVAT Peter

MALONEY Luke

MCDONALD Bryan Dr

MOORE Andy

ROELOFS Anthony

SAINSBURY Keith Prof

SAUNDERS Thor Dr

SMITH Tony Dr

STEWARDSON Carolyn

STEWART John Dr

WISE Brent
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Other constraints: Licence type:Copyright Commonwealth of Australia 2014

Other constraints: All material in this publication is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Australia Licence, save for content supplied by third parties, logos and the Commonwealth Coat of Arms

Other constraints: This publication (and any material sourced from it) should be attributed as: Flood, M, Stobutzki, I, Andrews, J, Ashby, C, Begg, G, Fletcher, R, Gardner, C, Georgeson, L, Hansen, S, Hartmann, K, Hone, P, Horvat, P, Maloney, L, McDonald, B, Moore, A, Roelofs, A, Sainsbury, K, Saunders, T, Smith, T, Stewardson, C, Stewart, J & Wise, B (eds) 2014, Status of key Australian fish stocks reports 2014, Fisheries Research and Development Corporation, Canberra
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ISBN 978-0-646-93249-1
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