Research reports & links

Title: Scientific Opinion on Matters Related to the Management and Sustainability of the Commonwealth Small Pelagic Fishery (2012)
Author: Prof. K. Sainsbury
Summary: Management of the fishery is world’s best practice and meets or exceeds the most rigorous scientific requirements for an ecologically sustainable fishery on forage fish.

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Title: The Commonwealth Small Pelagic Fishery: General Background to the Scientific Issues (2012)
Authors: C. Buxton, G. Begg, J. Lyle, T. Ward, K. Sainsbury, T. Smith, D. Smith
Summary: The Harvest Strategy for the fishery is precautionary and the TACS are a small fraction of the stocks. Low likelihood of local depletion. Low by-catch, and excluder device used to avoid seal/dolphin interactions.

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Title: Management Zones from Small Pelagic Fish Species Stock Structure in Southern Australian Waters (2008)
Authors: C. Bulman, S. Condie, J. Findlay, B. Ward, J. Young
Summary: Reviewed literature and data to recommend east and west split of the fishery into zones reflecting stock structure of SPF species.

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