Publication Date

11-2011

Series Number

Fisheries Research Report No. 225

Publisher

Government of Western Australia Department of Fisheries

ISBN

978-1-921845-29-1

ISSN

1035 - 4549

Abstract

This report documents the outcomes of the Western Australian Marine Science Institution (WAMSI) funded study to examine the costs and benefits of using a bioregional level, Ecosystem Based Fisheries Management (EBFM) approach. The West Coast Bioregion of Western Australia was selected as a case study and the outputs from the use of the draft national EBFM framework were critically examined to determine whether such an approach would result in more efficient and effective management of fisheries. In addition, this report examined whether this EBFM framework provided better linkages between management bodies, allowing broader marine management covering all activities and relevant agencies – often described as ecosystem based management (EBM).

Number of Pages

116

Keywords

West Coast Bioregion - Fisheries - Western Australia; Ecosystem management; Fishery management; Ecologically sustainable development; Environmental assessment; Environmental impact; Socioeconomic aspects; West Coast marine bioregion - Western Australia; Western Australia

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