Fisheries & aquaculture

Information on the main species captured and farmed in each region and their approximate value is necessary to assess the vulnerability of coastal communities to climate change.

Between 2009 and 2010 the value of production for the wild fishery sector in Australia as a whole decreased by 3% to $1.34 billion. At the same time, the volume of production decreased slightly by 1% to 171 512 tonnes. However, contraction in value and volume of fishery catch did not happen in all states (van Putten et al. in press). Therefore, it is important to use fisheries information for your region to determine how changes to fisheries may impact your local economy.


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