Fisheries of the Great Barrier Reef

Chin, A., Cameron, D., and Saunders, R. (2019) Fisheries of the Great Barrier Reef. In: Hutchings, Pat, Kingsford, Michael, and Hoegh-Guldberg, Ove, (eds.) The Great Barrier Reef: biology, environment and management. CSIRO Publishing, Melbourne, VIC, Australia, pp. 117-130.

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[Extract] The fisheries of the Great Barrier Reef World Heritage Area (GBRWHA) are diverse and dynamic. They reflect changing environmental, social, economic and regulatory conditions, as well as the stock status of fisheries resources. People have been fishing in the GBR for tens of thousands of years, with Australian Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples catching a wide variety of fish and shellfish for subsistence and cultural use (Smith 1987; Savage 2003; Cadet-James et al. 2017). In the 1800s, the arrival of Europeans in Australia, and later arrival of Pacific Islanders, brought new fishers and ways of fishing to North Queensland (Bolton 1970). Since the 1950s and 60s, fishing in the GBR has evolved into specific fisheries sectors, and fishing and fisheries continue to be important activities and industries that are recognised as some of the main uses of the 'multi-use' Great Bar-rier Reef Marine Park (GBRMP). Generally, GBR fisheries can be divided into four main sectors: (1) commercial fisheries; (2) recreational fisheries; (3) charter fisheries; and (4) Indigenous fisheries.

Item ID: 57452
Item Type: Book Chapter (Research - B1)
ISBN: 978-1-4863-0819-4
Keywords: fish, fisheries, Great Barrier Reef, fisheries management, fishing
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Copyright Information: Copyright Australian Coral Reef Society (ACRS) 2019.
Date Deposited: 25 Feb 2020 23:21
FoR Codes: 07 AGRICULTURAL AND VETERINARY SCIENCES > 0704 Fisheries Sciences > 070403 Fisheries Management @ 90%
06 BIOLOGICAL SCIENCES > 0608 Zoology > 060809 Vertebrate Biology @ 10%
SEO Codes: 83 ANIMAL PRODUCTION AND ANIMAL PRIMARY PRODUCTS > 8302 Fisheries - Wild Caught > 830204 Wild Caught Fin Fish (excl. Tuna) @ 90%
96 ENVIRONMENT > 9608 Flora, Fauna and Biodiversity > 960808 Marine Flora, Fauna and Biodiversity @ 10%
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