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Fishers and fisheries of Moreton Bay

Thurstan, R. H., Fraser, K., Brewer, D., Buckley, S., Dinesen, Z., Skewes, T., Courtney, T. and Pollock, B. (2019) Fishers and fisheries of Moreton Bay. In: Moreton Bay Quandamooka & Catchment: Past, present, and future. The Moreton Bay Foundation, Brisbane, pp. 521-536. ISBN 978-0-6486690-0-5

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Abstract

Moreton Bay is one of the most intensely used coastal systems in Australia and supports some of Queensland’s most productive fisheries, including Indigenous, commercial, recreational and charter sectors. This paper explores the economic and cultural value of these fisheries to the Moreton Bay region and the challenges they face. Fishing is recognised as one of Queensland’s oldest industries. Marine resources were harvested by Indigenous peoples long before European settlement and continue to form an important part of Indigenous culture today. Commercial fisheries operating within Moreton Bay are valued at $24m per annum, and target a variety of species groups including prawns, crabs, squid and finfish such as mullet, bream and whiting. Direct expenditure by the recreational sector in Moreton Bay is estimated to be ~$194m per annum, with fishers harvesting mud crabs, sand whiting, snapper, tailor and bream, among others. Despite the longevity of these sectors, a number of challenges exist. These include managing risks related to climate change, a growing urban population, and the need to mitigate environmental impacts from fishing and other marine activities. Interactions with other management sectors, including marine park planning and native title rights, will also need to evolve if we are to ensure a sustainable future for the fisheries of Moreton Bay.

Item Type:Book Section
Business groups:Animal Science
Additional Information:Data at https://figshare.com/articles/Raw_data/6025748
Keywords:charter fishing, indigenous fishing, industry, prawn, recreational fishing, trawl
Subjects:Aquaculture and Fisheries > Fisheries > By region or country > Australia
Aquaculture and Fisheries > Fisheries > Fishery conservation
Aquaculture and Fisheries > Fisheries > Fishery research
Aquaculture and Fisheries > Fisheries > Methods and gear. Catching of fish
Aquaculture and Fisheries > Fisheries > Shellfish fisheries
Aquaculture and Fisheries > Seafood gathering
Aquaculture and Fisheries > Recreational Fishing (Angling etc)
Deposited On:18 Sep 2019 04:12
Last Modified:18 Sep 2019 04:18

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