There are numerous Australian jurisdictions that have faced and are currently facing management challenges with Snapper stocks in decline. It proposed that a national Snapper workshop is needed to bring together from each jurisdiction fisheries managers, scientists and key stakeholders from the commercial and recreational fishing sectors to:
(1) Communicate findings on Snapper research, gain an insight into the challenges, successes and learnings from management arrangements implemented in each jurisdiction.
(2) Identify a national approach to collaborate and manage a Snapper stock that crosses jurisdictional boundaries
(3) Develop a set of national R&D priorities for Snapper, in particular dealing with the issue of ‘hyperstability’.
(4) Develop a tool kit to support fisheries managers recover Snapper stocks.
The main aim of the workshop is for each jurisdiction to exchange information on Snapper and to ensure that Snapper R&D has a national co-ordinated approach that addresses the challenges being faced, makes the most efficient use of available resources and integrates key stakeholders such as the recreational and commercial fisheries, government and research providers.
- identify key issues and challenges for Snapper, review Snapper research and critique jurisdictional management arrangements;
- explore a national approach to collaborate and manage cross-jurisdictional Snapper stocks;
- explore and develop a set of national R&D priorities for Snapper that address the challenges being faced; and,
- develop a tool kit to support fishery managers to recover depleted Snapper stocks