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Stakeholder perceptions on actions for marine fisheries adaptation to climate change

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posted on 2023-05-21, 00:03 authored by Hannah FogartyHannah Fogarty, Cvitanovic, C, Hobday, AJ, Gretta PeclGretta Pecl
Fisheries are under threat from climate change, with observed impacts greater in faster-warming regions. This research investigated current and future potential for climate adaptation to be integrated into fisheries management strategies using Tasmanian commercial wild-catch fisheries as a case study, and then identified obstacles and recommendations for fisheries management to better adapt to future climate changes. We conducted qualitative interviews with fisheries stakeholders and experts to identify their perceptions of the effects of climate change on commercial wild-catch fisheries and local marine ecosystems, as well as opportunities for enhanced management in the future. The results show that climate adaptation in Tasmania fisheries management has largely been passive or incidental to date, and suggested future improvements may incorporate: (1) more or different scientific information and better application; (2) government reviews, reforms and stronger action; (3) industry changes and taking responsibility for the issue; (4) gaining more funding and resources; and (5) increasing education, extension and interaction among stakeholder groups. Implementation of the recommendations suggested in this study would help create a more forward-thinking and proactive response to climate change for Tasmanian fisheries, as well as a more flexible and resilient fishing industry that is better able to absorb shocks related to climate change.


Publication title

Marine and Freshwater Research








Institute for Marine and Antarctic Studies


C S I R O Publishing

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Copyright 2021 CSIRO. Licensed under Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International (CC BY-NC 4.0)

Repository Status

  • Open

Socio-economic Objectives

Fisheries - wild caught not elsewhere classified; Animal adaptation to climate change; Adaptation to climate change not elsewhere classified