Workshop on the ecosystem and fisheries of the Coral Sea: an Australian perspective on research and management

Young, Jock W., McKinnon, A. David, Ceccarelli, Daniela, Brinkman, Richard, Bustamante, Rodrigo H., Cappo, Mike, Dichmont, Cathy, Doherty, Peter, Furnas, Miles, Gledhill, Daniel, Griffiths, Shane, Hutton, Trevor, Ridgway, Ken, Smith, David, Skewes, Tim, Williams, Alan, and Richardson, Anthony J. (2012) Workshop on the ecosystem and fisheries of the Coral Sea: an Australian perspective on research and management. Reviews in Fish Biology and Fisheries, 22 (3). pp. 827-834.

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Abstract

This report summarizes a workshop on the Coral Sea to determine key research findings and identify the research gaps needed to support sustainable management of a proposed Coral Sea Marine Reserve. Key research questions included determining the connectivity of apex predators with the broader southwest Pacific Ocean, and assessing the regions' biodiversity in relation to seabed topography and oceanographic processes. The workshop concluded noting the importance of engaging surrounding countries in maintaining the sustainability and uniqueness of the Coral Sea.

Item ID: 20277
Item Type: Article (Refereed Research - C1)
Keywords: Coral Sea, food-webs, biodiversity, pelagic ecosystem, benthic ecosystem, marine parks
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© The Author(s) 2011. This article is published with open access at Springerlink.com

ISSN: 1573-5184
Date Deposited: 09 May 2012 04:57
FoR Codes: 06 BIOLOGICAL SCIENCES > 0602 Ecology > 060205 Marine and Estuarine Ecology (incl Marine Ichthyology) @ 40%
04 EARTH SCIENCES > 0403 Geology > 040305 Marine Geoscience @ 30%
04 EARTH SCIENCES > 0405 Oceanography > 040501 Biological Oceanography @ 30%
SEO Codes: 96 ENVIRONMENT > 9605 Ecosystem Assessment and Management > 960506 Ecosystem Assessment and Management of Fresh, Ground and Surface Water Environments @ 100%
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