Science Debates

Over the past years there has been an ongoing discussion and debate around how science was undertaken, data (amount, type and validity), and how management has responded. One paper discussed the process for the Status of Australian Fish Stocks Reports.

This resulted in four papers being published these are outlined below:

 

Rapid declines across Australian fishery stocks indicate global sustainability targets will not be achieved without an expanded network of ‘no‐fishing’ reserves 

https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/abs/10.1002/aqc.2934note journal access fee to access

Edgar GJ, Ward TJ, Stuart-Smith RD, Rapid declines across Australian fishery stocks indicate global sustainability targets will not be achieved without an expanded network of no-fishing' reserves, Aquatic Conservation, 28, (6) pp. 1337-1350. ISSN 1052-7613 (2018)

Comments on the evidence for the recent claim on the state of Australian fish stocks.

Little et al. https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/epdf/10.1002/aqc.2992

Little, L.R., Day, J., Haddon, M., Klaer, N., Punt, A.E., Smith, A.D., Smith, D.C. and Tuck, G.N., 2019. Comments on the evidence for the recent claim on the state of Australian fish stocks. Aquatic Conservation: Marine and Freshwater Ecosystems, 29(2), pp.329-330.

Comments on Edgar et al. (2018) paper for south‐western Australia

https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/epdf/10.1002/aqc.3045

Gaughan, D., Caputi, N., Molony, B., Wise, B., Begg, G., Mayfield, S., Steer, M., Ward, T., Linnane, A., Stobart, B. and Sloan, S., Comments on Edgar et al.(2018) paper for south‐western Australia. Aquatic Conservation: Marine and Freshwater Ecosystems. 29 (8) 1380-1381.

Weaknesses in stock assessment modelling and management practices affect fisheries sustainability 

https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/epdf/10.1002/aqc.3161 – note journal access fee to access

Edgar, G.J., Ward, T.J. and Stuart‐Smith, R.D., 2019. Weaknesses in stock assessment modelling and management practices affect fisheries sustainability. Aquatic Conservation: Marine and Freshwater Ecosystems.