Research report comparing the fisheries management systems used by each of the Australian states and territory and the Australian Federal and New Zealand national governments with concluding best practice recommendations.
- No such report or information source exists today. Such a report would be a key resource for companies, project developers, policy-makers and planners as they seek to understand the impacts that their decisions and actions have on the oceans.
- Research work will include in-depth legislative review and extensive interviews with stakeholders, all levels of government and representatives of the various industries that interact with marine environment including: commercial fishers, recreational fishers, aquaculture operators, boating companies, fishing gear manufacturers, processing plants and exporters.
- Fisheries and the ecosystem services they depend on are a primary natural asset of the planet. The health of our fisheries is under significant threat due to poor management and ongoing conflict. This non-partisan report, outlining what is currently done by “best managed fisheries” (as stated by both New Zealand and Australia) provides a grounding step for progress.