Supporting a strong future for Australian aquaculture

This report aims to examine the vast opportunities for aquaculture in Australia, the barriers faced by industry in expanding their operations, and possible improvements to regulation and policy to support a strong Australian aquaculture sector into the future.

Growing ocean people

This report discusses the mismatch between labour supply and demand in the New Zealand seafood sector and provides recommendations for resolving the problem.

The future of commercial fishing in Aotearoa New Zealand

By drawing on local and international research and experience, and highlighting best practice examples, the authors aim to inspire innovative thinking and changes in New Zealand fisheries management in 2040 and beyond.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander commercial fishing development policy

This revised policy aims to support economic development opportunities for Indigenous peoples and communities by providing pathways for Indigenous peoples and communities to enter or take part in fishing-related businesses.

Effective ghost gear solutions: learning from what works

This report outlines effective 'ghost gear' (ie: abandoned fish gear) solutions that are as varied as the world’s fisheries. It is aimed at inspiring actions that protect fish and other marine life.

Exploring plausible futures for aquaculture and fisheries in New Zealand

Although a global coronavirus pandemic was always a possibility, few probabilistic models would have predicted that this event would occur in early-2020. The magnitude, timing, and velocity of climate-related impacts are similarly uncertain. This report presents climate-related risk scenarios developed by KPMG with The Aotearoa...

The future of food & the primary sector: the journey to sustainability

This discussion paper has been developed by Koi Tū: The Centre for Informed Futures through a series of conversations with industry leaders, scientists and stakeholders. It seeks to further conversation on the issues confronting the future of New Zealand’s agricultural and food production system.

National plan of action - seabirds 2020: reducing the incidental catch of seabirds in fisheries

This report outlines the New Zealand Government’s ongoing plan to reduce the bycatch of seabirds in fisheries.

Northern Australia aquaculture industry situational analysis project

The objective of this analysis project is to identify key challenges and opportunities facing the northern Australian aquaculture sector, and to explore potential solutions and identify the most strategic research projects for further investment.

Landing the blame: overfishing in Northeast Atlantic

EU fisheries ministers are risking the sustainability of fish stocks by consistently setting fishing limits above scientific advice. This paper identifies which EU Member States are standing in the way of more fish, more profits, and more jobs for European citizens.

Global futures: assessing the global economic impacts of environmental change to support policy-making

This report summarises the headline results and policy recommendations from the Global Futures project. A full description of the project background, objectives, methodology, results and conclusions is provided in the accompanying Technical Report.
Briefing paper

Entangling development: fisheries subsidies negotiations and development in the World Trade Organization

This briefing firmly state fisheries subsidies negotiations must not undermine development in the Pacific, as the rights of countries to develop is central to any outcome of negotiations on fisheries subsidies at the World Trade Organization (WTO).

Fishery status reports 2019

This report covers the biological status of 96 fish stocks across 22 fisheries, including those managed both solely and jointly by the by the Australian Government. The reports summarise the performance of these fisheries against the requirements of fisheries legislation and policy.
Briefing paper

The Blue Pacific in action: Solomon Islands’ National Ocean Policy

Solomon Islands has embraced the regional Blue Pacific and Pacific Oceanscape concepts for sustainable oceans management and translated the core principles into national action.
Discussion paper

Making mountains out of minnows: salmon in the Tasmanian economy

The Tasmanian government may have forgone millions of dollars in potential revenue from the rapid growth in the fish farming industry, according to this report.
Blog post

Kiribati: what will it lose when it graduates?

The graduation of Kiribati from Least Developed Country (LDC) status is currently under review. Kiribati has met the formal criteria for graduation, and if this occurs, the Micronesian nation would lose access to the International Support Measures (ISMs) that LDCs are entitled to, including market...

The threat to Australia’s oceans from supertrawlers

This report shows there is both “motive and opportunity” for foreign fishing fleets and supertrawlers to operate in Australia’s waters, while documenting serious issues across some vessels from overfishing and impacts on threatened species to links with organised crime, poor labour conditions and the undermining...
Discussion paper

Your fisheries – your say

This discussion paper has been released in an attempt to ensure the policy settings that underpin commercial fishing activities in New Zealand are fit for purpose.

National blue cod strategy 2018

Fisheries New Zealand has collaborated with iwi, stakeholders and a blue cod expert group to develop and finalise the National Blue Cod strategy. The overarching aim of the strategy is to work together to deliver abundant and sustainable blue cod fisheries for all.
Briefing paper

Snapshot of Australia's commercial fisheries and aquaculture

This brief contains an overview of Australia’s commercial fisheries and aquaculture industries and six key aspects of Australian commercial fisheries and aquaculture including: industry structure, trends in production, trade, consumption, sustainability and innovation.
Working paper

The rush for Oceania: critical perspectives on contemporary oceans governance and stewardship

The management, governance and control of the world’s oceans have become major policy and research agendas. Nowhere is this more the case than in the Pacific Ocean, the world’s largest ocean.

Niue marine ecological surveys, 2016 and 2017

Niue is a small, remote, upraised island with limited reef development and no lagoon system. The eastern and southern coasts are exposed to swells driven by southeasterly trade winds, resulting in limited reef extension along these coasts. There is a marginally greater extension of reef...

Putting potential environmental risk of Australia's trawl fisheries in landscape perspective

This project aimed to quantify the overlap of mapped seabed assemblages with trawl footprints, and with areas of spatial management that prohibit trawling, by building on previously collated data and assemblage mapping — as well as data for State and Commonwealth demersal trawling effort, fishery...

Shark assessment report 2018

This report provides a synthesis of management arrangements, catch and sustainability of sharks across Australia. This report is a commitment under the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organisation's International Plan of Action for the Conservation and Management of Sharks and Australia's National Plan of Action...

Status and trends of coral reefs of the Pacific

This document is part of the status report series of the Global Coral Reef Monitoring Network (GCRMN) founded in 1995 as part of the International Coral Reef Initiative (ICRI) to document the ecological conditions of coral reefs, to strengthen monitoring efforts, and to link existing...