Project number: 2012-739
Project Status:
Completed
Budget expenditure: $0.00
Principal Investigator: Ian Cartwright
Organisation: Thalassa Consulting
Project start/end date: 31 Aug 2012 - 7 Feb 2013
Contact:
FRDC

Need

The CRC has to date committed investment of $6.7M into research projects in its Future Harvest research theme which is broadly addressing the issue of fishing for profit targeting two major outputs within Program 1.
These two major outputs are:
1. Bioeconomic modelling for improved economic efficiency and the development of decision support tools.
Projects are underway in several key fisheries with key participants (SRL, ACA, WRL, Moreton Bay Trawl and the SA Prawn Trawl). This research engages with the leading national specialists in fisheries bioeconomic modelling and key industry stakeholders.

2. Stock enhancement (including ranching and translocation).
Projects in this area are focused on stock enhancement and stock recovery in abalone (WA), sea cucumber ranching (NT) and rock lobster translocation (Tas).

There are three additional projects slightly outside these main areas of focus. Each of these projects will deliver defined outputs and will target enhanced economic and efficiency outcomes in each fishery. However, it is unclear whether there is more that the CRC can achieve to deliver wider outcomes (for example, wider adoption of targets in fisheries governance based on economic theory, or the application of bioeconomic modelling in decision rules setting processes).
There is a need to review the proposed pathways to adoption of the outputs of the CRC projects and identify whether there are broader outcomes that the CRC can facilitate, the processes whereby these could be achieved and the principal constraints to this achievement.

Final report

ISBN: 978-0-9756044-4-1
Author: Ian Cartwright and Caleb Gardner
Final Report • 2012-11-12 • 732.51 KB
2012-739-DLD.pdf

Summary

As at March 2013 the Seafood CRC had invested $6.79 million into research projects in its Future Harvest research theme to broadly address the issue of ‘fishing for profit’. The overall outcome and benefit of this legacy project is the improved application of research from the Future Harvest (FH) theme and a legacy that outlasts the CRC. The objectives of the project were:

  • to determine how the extension and adoption of projects can be improved;
  • to determine the extent of cultural change in Australian fisheries with willingness to consider / use enhancement and bioeconomic modelling - and how this willingness can be increased; and
  • to identify any constraints to the achievement of CRC outcomes and proposed strategies to address these.

As at March 2013 the Seafood CRC had invested $6.79 million into research projects in its Future Harvest research theme to broadly address the issue of ‘fishing for profit’. The overall outcome and benefit of this legacy project is the improved application of research from the Future Harvest (FH) theme and a legacy that outlasts the CRC. The objectives of the project were:

  • to determine how the extension and adoption of projects can be improved;
  • to determine the extent of cultural change in Australian fisheries with willingness to consider / use enhancement and bioeconomic modelling - and how this willingness can be increased; and
  • to identify any constraints to the achievement of CRC outcomes and proposed strategies to address these.

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