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Marine fish habitat research: strategic plan, 2000-2002, a whole of ecosystem approach

Kirkwood, J. (2000) Marine fish habitat research: strategic plan, 2000-2002, a whole of ecosystem approach. Department of Primary Industries, Queensland.



Fishing is a vital feature of the economy and way of life of Queensland (Australia). The commercial fishing industry employs about 8,000 people, generates over $A400 million and provides seafood for Queensland households and an expanding export market. Recreational fishing involves about 800,000 Queenslanders and visitors each year, has similar direct economic benefits to commercial fishing and is a significant feature of the Queensland lifestyle. The Marine Fish Habitat Research Program will bring a whole of ecosystem approach to Queensland fisheries research. Through an integration of research into fisheries stock, fish habitat and marine ecology, the program will generate knowledge of the interactions between fisheries stock and the ecosystems upon which they depend. This knowledge will contribute to more effective management of Queensland's fisheries resources for optimal production and sustainability. The intent of this strategic plan is to facilitate the development of an integrated and well coordinated program of research that addresses the most fundamental and important issues related to marine fish habitat in Queensland. Research will focus on species of economic value and the species they interact with, as well as species of relevant scientific interest.

Item Type:Book
Corporate Creators:Department of Primary Industries, Queensland
Subjects:Aquaculture and Fisheries > Fisheries > Fishery research
Live Archive:08 Jan 2024 04:22
Last Modified:08 Jan 2024 04:22

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