Identification of leading practices in ensuring evidence-based regulation of farm practices that impact water quality outcomes in the Great Barrier Reef
This report recommends the Australian and Queensland governments' commission additional research into the impact of the horticulture and banana industries on water quality in the Great Barrier Reef catchment regions.
The monitoring program aims to establish if the artificial reef is effective in dampening wave energy and accreting sand, which in turn is expected to broaden and stabilise the beach. The program will also monitor the colonisation of marine communities both on the reef and...
Tasmania’s coastal waters have high biodiversity and endemism, but are in a state of decline and increasing pressure from climate change, fishing and aquaculture operations, agricultural run-off, urban development and population growth. This paper argues that an integrated approach to managing Tasmania’s coastal waters is...
This report recognises that the federal, state and territory governments have, or are in the process of, setting admirable goals to reduce plastic waste. This report aims to contribute to this process by providing recommendations on the most problematic plastics leaking into the environment to...
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.
This report sets out how, by protecting at least 30% of the ocean in a network of ocean sanctuaries, it's possible to build resilience in ocean ecosystems so they can better withstand rapid changes, and help mitigate climate change by promoting carbon sequestration and storage.
Takes a deep look at the health of our oceans and the impact of human activity on marine life. Forward Our ocean – that seemingly infinitely bountiful, ever awe-inspiring blue that defines our planet from space – is in crisis. When I wrote the foreword...
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).
This review was tasked with considering the adequacy of the assessment of World Heritage values in the 2019 Great Barrier Reef outlook report, and to outline any recommendations for improvement.
This report is a first step towards understanding the economic contribution of the oceans' resources to the economies of the PICTs, as well as the economic value of healthy Pacific Oceans.