Risk Assessment of Impacts of Climate Change for Key Marine Species in South Eastern Australia. Part 1: fisheries and aquaculture risk assessment

Pecl, Gretta, Ward, Tim, Doubleday, Zoë, Clarke, Steven, Day, Jemery, Dixon, Cameron, Frusher, Stewart, Gibbs, Philip, Hobday, Alistair, Hutchinson, Neil, Jennings, Sarah, Jones, Keith, Li, Xiaoxu, Spooner, Daniel, and Stoklosa, Richard (2011) Risk Assessment of Impacts of Climate Change for Key Marine Species in South Eastern Australia. Part 1: fisheries and aquaculture risk assessment. Report. Fisheries Research and Development Corporation (FRDC), Deakin West, ACT, Australia.

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[Extract] The oceans are the earth's main buffer to climate change, absorbing up to 80% of the heat and 50% of the atmospheric carbon emitted. Changes in temperature, environmental flows, ocean pH, sea level, and wind regimes are all contributing to modifications in productivity, distribution and timing of life cycle events in marine species, affecting ecosystem processes and altering food webs. The south-eastern region of Australia has experienced significant oceanographic changes over recent decades and this has been reflected by changes in the associated ecosystems: range extensions have been documented in several dozen species, major distributional shifts have been recorded in barrens-forming sea urchins, bivalves and gastropods, and major declines in rock lobster recruitment have also been related to ocean warming and changing circulation patterns.

The major goal of this project was to undertake a screening-level risk assessment of the potential impacts of climate change on key fishery species in the south east Australian region. Thorough literature reviews and species assessment profiles were completed for key species to underpin the ecological risk analyses. Physical drivers of climate change stressors on each fishery species were identified. Wild capture fishery and aquaculture species were ranked aaccording to their need for further assessment of their vulnerability to climate change.

Item ID: 45428
Item Type: Report (Report)
ISBN: 978-1-86295-618-6
Funders: Victorian Department of Primary Industries, Primary Industries & Resources South Australia, Industry & Investment New South Wales, Tasmanian Department of Primary Industries, Parks, Water & Environment, Australian Fisheries Management Authority, Fisheries Research and Development Corporation (FRDC), CSIRO, South Australia Research and Development Institute, Tasmanian Aquaculture & Fisheries Institute, Commonwealth Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry, Australian Government's Climate Change Research Program
Date Deposited: 05 Sep 2016 01:04
FoR Codes: 07 AGRICULTURAL AND VETERINARY SCIENCES > 0704 Fisheries Sciences > 070403 Fisheries Management @ 50%
05 ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES > 0501 Ecological Applications > 050101 Ecological Impacts of Climate Change @ 50%
SEO Codes: 83 ANIMAL PRODUCTION AND ANIMAL PRIMARY PRODUCTS > 8302 Fisheries - Wild Caught > 830299 Fisheries- Wild Caught not elsewhere classified @ 100%
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