Project number: 2005-323
Project Status:
Completed
Budget expenditure: $28,690.24
Principal Investigator: Bill Sawynok
Organisation: Recfish Australia
Project start/end date: 30 Jan 2006 - 30 Sep 2006
Contact:
FRDC

Need

The need for this workshop was identified by the FRDC Board.

Stock enhancement decisions are the responsibility of State Fisheries agencies and most of these have developed, or are developing, policies on stocking that include such issues as translocation, genetics and disease mitigation. However in a number of cases these polices have been developed in isolation of recreational fishers, commercial fishers or community groups interested in stoocking.

A considerable difference in knowledge exists between government, industry and community on the appropriateness and risks of stock enhancement as a management tool. This has lead to (particularly) recreational fishers seeking political intervention and decisions being made based on political lobbying rather than on sound scientific assessment of the circumstances.

There is a need for government and industry to agree on the current key research, development and extension (RDE) priorities in the use of stock enhancement as a management tool.

Objectives

1. Identify the key research, development and extension associated with finfish stock enhancement, fish stocking and stock recovery.
2. Publish the proceedings and a strategic paper on the research priorities identified at the workshop.

Final report

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PROJECT NUMBER • 2020-067
PROJECT STATUS:
CURRENT

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1. INFORM, via an independent review, the design and application of user-pay funding models in Australian primary industries, the potential for a similar model to be introduced by SeSAFE in the fishing and aquaculture industry, and steps recommended to realise this outcome.
ORGANISATION:
Smart Fishing Consulting