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Modelling environmental changes and effects on wild-caught species in Queensland. Environmental drivers.

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Filar, J. A., Courtney, A. J., Gibson, L.J., Jemison, R., Leahy, S. M., Lei, Y., Mendiolar, M., Mitchell, J. D., Robson, B., Steinberg, C., Williams, S. M., Yang, W.-H. and Ye, N. (2021) Modelling environmental changes and effects on wild-caught species in Queensland. Environmental drivers. Project Report. FRDC.


Article Link: https://www.frdc.com.au/project?id=6487


We report on the findings of a collaborative research project that was designed to identify and measure the effects of environmental drivers on the abundance and population dynamics of key Queensland fishery species. The project was co-funded by the Commonwealth Government’s Fisheries Research and Development Corporation (FRDC) and carried out by a multi-disciplinary team of scientists from the University of Queensland (UQ), the Queensland Department of Agriculture and Fisheries (DAF) and the Australian Institute of Marine Science (AIMS). The research team applied modern statistical, data science and modelling techniques in combination with biological insights into the life cycles of the three target species.

With increasing evidence that environmental conditions in the marine environment are changing rapidly, it is becoming ever more important to understand how these changes may impact on the population dynamics and abundance of important fish stocks. Understanding the influence of environmental conditions can provide greater certainty that the risk of overfishing (under adverse environmental conditions) or under harvesting (under favourable conditions) are accounted for by resource managers.
This project aimed to identify the environmental factors which may be influencing the recruitment, catchability or productivity of Snapper, Pearl Perch, and Spanner Crab stocks in Queensland. Results from this work will support sustainable management of Queensland’s fisheries by directly informing the assessment and management of these key species within Queensland waters.

Item Type:Monograph (Project Report)
Business groups:Animal Science
Keywords:Final Report
Subjects:Aquaculture and Fisheries > Fisheries > Fishery conservation
Aquaculture and Fisheries > Fisheries > Fishery management. Fishery policy
Aquaculture and Fisheries > Fisheries > Fishery research
Aquaculture and Fisheries > Fisheries > Shellfish fisheries
Live Archive:03 Aug 2021 00:53
Last Modified:24 Nov 2022 05:28

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