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In hot water: the impacts of climate change on marine fisheries and biodiversity

6 Dec 2017
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On 14 September 2016, the Senate referred the following matter to the Environment and Communications References Committee for inquiry and report:
The current and future impacts of climate change on marine fisheries and biodiversity, including:
(a) recent and projected changes in ocean temperatures, currents and chemistry associated with climate change;
(b) recent and projected changes in fish stocks, marine biodiversity and marine ecosystems associated with climate change;
(c) recent and projected changes in marine pest and diseases associated with climate change;
(d) the impact of these changes on commercial fishing and aquaculture, including associated business activity and employment;
(e) the impact of these changes on recreational fishing;
(f) the adequacy of current quota-setting and access rights provisions and processes given current and projected climate change impacts;
(g) the adequacy of current and proposed marine biodiversity protections given current and projected climate change impacts;
(h) the adequacy of biosecurity measures and monitoring systems given current and projected climate change impacts; and
(i) any other related matters.

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978-1-76010-682-9
Publication Place: 
Canberra
License Type: 
CC BY-NC-ND

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