This report presents estimates of the economic contribution of Australia’s fisheries and aquaculture industries to the Australian community for 2017/18
Budget expenditure: $393,218.00
Project Status:
Completed
Principal Investigator: Emily Ogier
Organisation: University of Tasmania (UTAS)
Project start/end date: 30 Jun 2018 - 29 Sep 2019
Contact:
FRDC
TAGS
Resource Access And Allocation
Research
Funding & Investment
Fisheries Management
Economic
SPECIES
Blacklip Abalone

Need

Initial discussions between SIA and FRDC have established that the need that this project addresses is to gather the information required to support the Australian fisheries and aquaculture industry to "tell its story" of its contributions to the national, state and regional economies and communities. This story is part of the broader suite of initiates the FRDC is supporting to enable the commercial sector to demonstrate its contributions to the economic and social dimensions of sustainability. Furthermore, this information can be used by the Australian fisheries and aquaculture industry and government agencies for: improving current understanding of industry contributions and future analysis of impact; reporting and accountability of flow-on effects; engagement with surrounding regional communities; and advocacy activity.

In order to generate the information that sits behind this story, the immediate technical need is for:
- a review of existing studies and available data;
- development of a national framework for measuring and evaluating economic and social contributions; and
- estimates of economic contribution using the above framework (phase 1, and therefore undertaken as part of this project); and
- design of studies to measure a wider array of social and non-traditional economic contributions, to be undertaken on a case study basis (phase 2, and therefore planned for but not undertaken as part of this phase 1 project)

A future need to be addressed in Phase 2 (not in this project) is for a systematic approach to prioritising the measurement of contributions to fit within the available resources. Priorities include the need for a national story for fisheries and aquaculture industries as a whole, while at the same time, given the variation in fisheries and aquaculture industry activity across Australia, the need to highlight those significant contributions of various types to regional community well-being. A further priority includes the need to recognise the potential re-purposing of the data for a variety of purposes (including to support subsequent impact studies).

Objectives

1. Estimate the contribution to the Australian (i.e. national) economy of total commercial fisheries and aquaculture activity using standard measures of economic contribution
2. Estimate the contribution to each State/Territory's economy of commercial fisheries and aquaculture activity using standard measures of economic contribution
3. Develop a robust and nationally-consistent framework to support data collection and estimation of contributions (and, potentially, impact) in the future

Project products

Report • 2019-10-01 • 1.06 MB
2017-210-DLD Summary.pdf
This report  presents a summary of the economic contribution of Australia’s fisheries and aquaculture industries to the Australian community. It also provides a snapshot of the unique...
Report • 1.60 MB
Economic Contributions_QLD Summary_NOV2019.pdf
This report presents a summary of the economic  contribution of Queensland’s fisheries and aquaculture  industries to the Queensland community. This work is an exciting step forward...
Report • 759.16 KB
Economic Contributions_NT Summary_DEC2019Corrected.pdf
This report presents a summary of the economic contribution of the Northern Territory’s fisheries and aquaculture industries to the Northern Territory community. This work is an exciting step...
Report • 944.96 KB
Economic Contributions_NSW Summary_DEC2019.pdf
This report presents a summary of the economic con-tribution of New South Wales’ fisheries and aquaculture industries to the New South Wales community. The FRDC on behalf of the Australian...
Report • 1.04 MB
Economic Contributions_TAS Summary_NOV2019.pdf
This report presents a summary of the economic  contribution of Tasmania’s fisheries and aquaculture  industries to the Tasmanian community. This work is an exciting step forward that...
Report • 1.14 MB
Economic Contributions_SA Summary_DEC2019.pdf
This report presents a summary of the economic con-tribution of South Australia’s fisheries and aquaculture  industries to the South Australian community. The FRDC on behalf of the...
Report • 1.03 MB
Economic Contributions_WA Summary_NOV2019.pdf
This report presents a summary of the economic con-tribution of Western Australia’s fisheries and aquaculture  industries to the Western Australian community. This work is an exciting step...
Report • 842.46 KB
Economic Contributions_VIC Summary_DEC2019.pdf
This report presents a summary of the economic  contribution of Victoria’s fisheries and aquaculture  industries to the Victorian community. The FRDC on behalf of the Australian...
Report • 1.66 MB
Economic Contributions_COMMONWEALTH FISHERIES Summary_DEC2019.pdf
This report presents a summary of the economic contributions of Australia’s Commonwealth-managed fisheries to the Australian community. This work is an exciting step forward that lays the...
Report • 2020-02-06 • 635.16 KB
2017-210 Data Summary and Framework Report.pdf
This report summarises the requisite data available for economic contribution analyses of fisheries and aquaculture activity by jurisdiction for the 2017/18 financial year. It serves as a supplement...
Guide • 2020-10-02 • 1.25 MB
2017-210_Practitioner_Guidelines_2020.pdf
The purpose of these Practitioner Guidelines (hereafter referred to as guidelines) is to support managers, policymakers and industry in estimating the economic contributions of fisheries and...
Final Report • 2020-12-24 • 2.09 MB
2017-210-DLD2.pdf
This project has found that the Australian fisheries and aquaculture industry makes a measurable economic contribution to the Australian as well as state and territorian economies. This evidence of...

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