Climate Change and Recreational Fishing: implications of climate change for recreational fishers and the recreational fishing industry

Creighton, Colin, Sawynok, Bill, Sutton, Stephen, D'Silva, Dallas, Stagles, Ian, Pam, Christine, Saunders, Richard, Welch, David, Grixti, Daniel, and Spooner, Daniel (2013) Climate Change and Recreational Fishing: implications of climate change for recreational fishers and the recreational fishing industry. Report. Fisheries Reserach and Development Corporation, Canberra, ACT.

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Abstract

This report is the first national perspective of the implications of climate change on recreational fisheries and the recreational fishing industry providing a platform for further discussion of the ecological impact on species and evaluation of adaptation and mitigation options.

Highlighted that, with climate change will come increasing climate variability and stressors such as changing sea level, it is recognised that everything we can do to ensure resilience of fish populations is essential.

Highlighted the need for monitoring to focus on data that can be used to better predict the future, especially in the areas of recruitment and recording species outside their normal range. These are areas where recreational fishers can play a role in data collection.

Recognition of the need for greater flexibility and responsiveness in fisheries management and to move to a whole of stock management approach as climate change alters the dynamics and distribution of fish stocks.

Recognition that understanding and mitigating the impacts of climate change on recreational fishing has some important human dimensions, such as understanding the choices fishers make in response to climate change and the flow‐on effects of these choices.

Item ID: 29037
Item Type: Report (Report)
ISBN: 978-0-9752219-9-0
Date Deposited: 30 Aug 2013 04:01
FoR Codes: 07 AGRICULTURAL AND VETERINARY SCIENCES > 0704 Fisheries Sciences > 070403 Fisheries Management @ 100%
SEO Codes: 83 ANIMAL PRODUCTION AND ANIMAL PRIMARY PRODUCTS > 8302 Fisheries - Wild Caught > 830201 Fisheries Recreational @ 100%
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