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Marine Matters: Atlas of marine activities and coastal communities in Australia's South-East Marine Region

Marine Matters: Atlas of marine activities and coastal communities in Australia's South-East Marine Region

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Marine Matters: Atlas of marine activities and coastal communities in Australia's South-East Marine Region was launched on 21 March 2002 by then former Minister for Forestry and Conservation.

Marine Matters provides decision makers with a credible scientific resource for current and future marine and coastal planning initiatives.

It is the first comprehensive and authoritative description of the range and extent of human activities in the South-East Marine Region and their relationship to coastal communities. For the first time, readers can see where fish are caught in Australia’s oceans, see the value of those catches, and find information on a wide range of industrial, recreational and other uses.

This Atlas also describes coastal communities in the Region, identifies those that depend on commercial fishing, and gauges the potential social impacts of changing access to resources. It is a powerful source of information for debate and decision making.

BRS produced the Atlas to inform regional marine planning - the primary mechanism for achieving the Commonwealth Government’s Oceans Policy initiatives. We gratefully acknowledge the funding support for this Atlas from the Fisheries Resources Research Fund of Australian Government Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry and the National Oceans Office.

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Associated publications produced by BRS' Social Sciences Program.

Last reviewed:
23 Nov 2009