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Decadal scale projection of changes in Australian fisheries stocks under climate change

posted on 2023-05-25, 19:06 authored by Elizabeth FultonElizabeth Fulton, Hobday, AJ, Pethybridge, H, Julia BlanchardJulia Blanchard, Bulman, C, Butler, I, Cheung, W, Dutra, L, Gorton, R, Hutton, T, Lozano-Montes, H, Matear, R, Gretta PeclGretta Pecl, Plaganyi, E, Cecilia VillanuevaCecilia Villanueva, Zhang, XB
Australia's oceans are undergoing rapid change and changes in fish distribution, abundance and phenology have been widely reported. A first step in ensuring that the fisheries of Australia adapt effectively to climate change is an understanding of the historical and projected changes in the species captured. This information will underpin development of industry and management responses and management systems that will allow negative impacts to be mitigated and opportunities that arise to be seized. This project takes two approaches to understanding climate impacts on species that are captured in Australian fisheries - species sensitivity analysis (Part 1) and ecosystem modelling based on new climate projections (Part 2). Species level responses for each of the Commonwealth fisheries are detailed in both sections, followed by a concluding synthesis and list of recommendations (Part 3).


Commissioning body

Fisheries Research and Development Corporation




Project 2016/139




Institute for Marine and Antarctic Studies


Fisheries Research and Development Corporation

Place of publication


Repository Status

  • Restricted

Socio-economic Objectives

Fisheries - wild caught not elsewhere classified; Assessment and management of terrestrial ecosystems; Effects of climate change on Australia (excl. social impacts)