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Netting the benefits : Inquiry into the Role of Science for the Future of Fisheries and Aquaculture

November 2012

© Commonwealth of Australia 2012

ISBN 978-0-642-79818-3 (Printed version)
ISBN 978-0-642-79819-0 (HTML version)

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Preliminary pages (PDF 152KB)
Chapter 1 Introduction (PDF 201KB)

The inquiry
Rationale for the inquiry

Chapter 2 Background (PDF 121KB)

Australian fisheries, aquaculture and recreational fishing industries
Fisheries and aquaculture governance in Australia
Science priorities for fisheries and aquaculture
Structures for fisheries and aquaculture science in Australia
A national reporting framework
Committee Comment

Chapter 3 Fisheries (PDF 531KB)

Science and fisheries management
Measuring fish stocks
Measuring the sustainability of the marine environment
Managing uncertainty and the precautionary principle
Marine protected areas
Committee comment
Recreational fishing
Committee comment
Climate change
Committee Comment
Research and public education
Demand for research
Maximising fisheries research capacity
Setting priorities and coordinating efforts
Communicating fisheries research through public education
Committee Comment

Chapter 4 Aquaculture (PDF 346KB)

Potential growth of Aquaculture
Strategic choices
Balancing economic and environmental considerations
Roles and responsibilities of governments
The Australian Government
The States & Territories
The role of science for aquaculture
Transition from wild to farmed
Future development of aquaculture
National policy
Policy areas
Committee Comment

Chapter 5 Biosecurity, certification and international aid and cooperation (PDF 351KB)

Biosecurity and marine animals
Government biosecurity policy
Food standards and consumers
Committee comment
Committee Comment
International cooperation and aid
Committee comment

Chapter 6 Governance, environmental policy and the way forward (PDF 555KB)

Multi-jurisdiction management
Simplification and standardisation of fisheries management
Committee Comment
Fisheries management and environmental policy interactions in Australia
The objectives of environmental and fisheries legislation
Historical development
Separate administration of fisheries management and environment protection
Committee Comment
Review of Australia’s fisheries management system and amendments to the EPBC Act
Amendments to the EPBC Act
Terms of reference for the fisheries management review
Committee Comment
The way forward

Appendix A – Submissions (PDF 39KB)
Appendix B – Exhibits (PDF 49KB)
Appendix C – Public Hearings (PDF 70KB)

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