Fisheries Research & Development Corporation
A range of human activities influence water quality and other marine environmental factors. Given the multi-user nature of the marine environment, it is important to recognise the diverse needs and expectations of the broader community when identifying values and evaluating trade-offs in the system as a whole. This project is aimed at characterising key environmental, social, and economic values, and aspirations from industry, government, and community perspectives for the marine environment of southern Tasmania. These values will be related to measurable indicators based on understanding of key environmental, social and economic processes; and developing a tool to support risk assessment for planning and management of future development within the system, with an initial focus on aquaculture leases. The INFORMD2 decision support tool will facilitate consultation, planning and management of aquaculture, and other uses of southern Tasmanian coastal waters.
Sustainable Marine Research Collaboration Agreement (SMRCA) and the Fisheries Research and Development Corporation (FRDC).
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