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Title:

"Protect your catchment, protect your catch" - a collaborative initiative to boost fishery productivity in Corner Inlet

Project Number:

2016-254

Organisation:

Mezo Research Sydney

Principal Investigator:

John R. Ford

Project Status:

Completed

FRDC Expenditure:

$10,000.00

Program(s):

Adoption, Environment, Industry

2016-254-DLD - "Protect your catchment, protect your catch" - a collaborative initiative to boost fishery productivity in Corner Inlet

Final Report
ISBN:978-0-646-97088-2
ISSN:
Author(s):
Date Published:May 2017

Principal Investigator: John Ford

Key Words: Collaborative management, fish habitat, seagrass, fisheries outreach, community engagement.

Summary: This project is an extension activity of the recently completed FRDC major project 2013-021 “Using local knowledge to understand and manage ecosystem-related decline in fisheries productivity”. We build on the strong collaborative relationships developed in that project to hold and event that both elevates the recognition and standing of the commercial fishing industry, and demonstrates a clear and widely-supported pathway to addressing environmental challenges to the fishery. We achieve this by leveraging our commitment with that of our key partner, the West Gippsland Catchment Management Authority. Together we were able to make our resources go much further and ensure our message reached many more stakeholders.

Objectives

1. Extension of the findings and recommendations of FRDC Research Project 2013-021 through continuing the process of collaborative management

2. Bring together key Corner Inlet industries and federal and state government decision-makers to present a unified vision of solving water quality and fishery productivity challenges