The National Climate Change Action Plan for Fisheries and Aquaculture

November 2010

Australian Fisheries Management Forum (for the) Natural Resource Management Ministerial Council

The Action Plan is relevant to all Australian jurisdictions and fisheries, and was developed in close collaboration with the wild catch fishing and aquaculture sectors, and the Australian, state and Northern Territory governments. It recognises that as our knowledge and understanding of likely climate change impacts evolves, our ability to adapt will improve. Accordingly, the actions in this plan are not prescriptive in detail; rather, they provide fishers, managers and researchers with a broad, principles-based response framework in which to develop responses appropriate to the diverse needs of various fisheries. Implementation of the plan will benefit from a regionally and nationally co ordinated approach, involving the Australian, state and territory governments, in partnership with the fisheries sectors and their representatives and other relevant groups.