Meeting Sustainability Expectations: Policy Translation, Objective Setting and Reporting for Australian Fisheries

  • Research Theme
    Fisheries & Aquaculture
  • Cross-disciplinary Theme(s)
    Ocean-Antarctic Governance
  • Funded By

    Fisheries Research & Development Corporation

  • Principal Investigator
  • Contributor(s)
  • Project Summary

    The Australian fishing industry is under increasing scrutiny due to campaigns that claim stocks are overfished and poorly managed. The project will examine objectives and performance measures for key fisheries as outlined in legislation, management plans and harvest strategies in all Australian States and Territories, including the Commonwealth Government. It will then investigate whether current fisheries management legislation and reporting is effectively aligned with the Australian public's expectations of sustainable fisheries. In particular, this research will inform what management and communication processes can be used to make clearer the links between objectives, the actual regulations that are applied to fisheries, and reporting of how fisheries are faring.


    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