Project number: 2010-766
Project Status:
Completed
Budget expenditure: $58,394.00
Principal Investigator: Neil O. MacGuffie
Organisation: Western Australian Fishing Industry Council Inc (WAFIC)
Project start/end date: 31 Mar 2011 - 29 Jun 2013
Contact:
FRDC

Need

Western Australia is in the process of compiling a new Fisheries Act to replace the Fisheries Resources Management Act of 1994. It gives the State the opportunity to examine a suite of management plans for fisheries, with a view to simplifying and improving them. Other jurisdictions are making similar changes, but none are looking at a comprehensive ‘blank page’ approach. This has never before been attempted in Australia (indeed, it has never been tried anywhere to our knowledge) but is the logical conclusion in a move to emulate the Food Standards Code and OH&S Code and move to minimum effective regulation. The outcome will be to move to a risk-based management system, replacing the traditional management systems.

Objectives

1. At least seven fisheries mangement regimens assessed.
2. At least seven comprehensive risk assessments conducted
3. At least seven fisheries management plans reviewed on the basis of risk.

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PROJECT NUMBER • 2020-067
PROJECT STATUS:
CURRENT

SeSAFE – Delivering Industry Safety through Electronic Learning

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