Fishing for change: enhancing Australia’s seafood futures

  • Research Theme
    Fisheries & Aquaculture
  • Cross-disciplinary Theme(s)
    Climate Change; Ocean-Earth System; Ocean-Antarctic Governance
  • Funded By

    Australian Research Council

  • Principal Investigator
  • Contributor(s)
  • Project Summary

    Seafood production is an important part of Australia's economy and future food security. In a dual relationship, fisheries are both vulnerable to and a cause of changes in the marine environment. We will identify the maximum limits to Australian seafood production and will determine the impacts of future perturbations. To achieve this, we will;

    • combine existing rich historical data sources with state-of-the art ecosystem and fisheries models;
    • analyse environmental impacts that will complement national fisheries stock assessments that are essential for future competitive exports;
    • determine our growing seafood imports and their role in Australia's and the world's food security.


    Sustainable Marine Research Collaboration

    Agreement (SMRCA) and the Fisheries Research and Development Corporation (FRDC).

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Authorised by the Executive Director, Institute for Marine and Antarctic Studies
1 October, 2019