Project number: 2017-122
Project Status:
Completed
Budget expenditure: $106,640.00
Principal Investigator: Ian Knuckey
Organisation: Fishwell Consulting Pty Ltd
Project start/end date: 24 Sep 2017 - 15 Apr 2018
Contact:
FRDC

Need

In 2010, the Australian Fisheries Managers Forum (AFMF) listed fisheries access and allocation as one of the top priority policy issues to be addressed. Subsequently, FRDC formed a working group to examine possible approaches to access and allocation issues to assist fisheries managers as they undertook their associated policy development around allocation matters. They produced a report on the principles and guidelines for fisheries resource access and allocation, highlighting impediments to optimising fisheries resource access and allocation in Australia and the RD&E issues requiring investment.
Seven years on, there has been a lot of developments in this area in the various jurisdictions. To assist guide FRDC's future RD&E investment on these issues, the Board requested a review of the current state of fishery resouce access and allocation across the various jurisdictions.

Objectives

1. Define the elements (i.e. units to which resource access is allocated) of access and allocation
2. Review available information and provide examples of allocation and access in Australian fisheries jurisdictions and other industries
3. Describe the tools available for access and allocation and how they are implemented in each jurisdiction
4. Identify jurisdictional gaps and differences and recommend potential tools / options to fill those gaps

Final report

ISBN: 978-0-6480172-2-6
Authors: Knuckey I Sen S and McShane P.
Final Report • 2019-05-30 • 1.11 MB
2017-122-DLD.pdf

Summary

In 2010, the Australian Fisheries Managers Forum listed access and allocation as one of the top priority policy issues to be addressed in Australian fisheries. Subsequently, the Fisheries Research and Development Corporation (FRDC) formed a working group to examine possible approaches to access and allocation issues to assist fisheries managers as they undertook their associated policy development around allocation matters. From this, a report on the principles and guidelines for fisheries resource access and allocation was produced (Neville 2012 - FRDC project 2011-215).

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