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Fisheries management with particular reference to commercially exploited stocks around Tasmania
Harrison, AJ (1974) Fisheries management with particular reference to commercially exploited stocks around Tasmania. Papers and Proceedings of the Royal Society of Tasmania, Resour. pp. 81-92. ISSN 0080-4703
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Multipurpose usage of the sea, including its major Role as a source of high quality protein,demands the development and implementation of scientifically based management programmes. Technological advances in fishing have exaggerated the need for fisheries management based on stock assesment. A fish stock as a naturally renewable natural resource behaves generally in a manner susceptible to prediction by mathematical modelling. The work of Schaeffer and of Beverton and Holt is the basis of most currently used models. Economics play a major role in controlling commercial fisheries are discussed in detail. A pot fishery for southern rock lobster is slightly over exploited and a reduction in the amount of effort seems to be required if production is to return to peak levels. A relatively new fishery for abalone based on collection by divers shows little sihn of reaching maximum production although a previously steady increase in fished area now has ceased. The scallop fishery in D'Entrecasteaux Channel has collapsed and overfishing seems to have been a factor but other factors unrelated t fishing play some part.
|Keywords:||Royal Society of Tasmania, RST, Van Diemens Land, natural history, science, ecology, taxonomy, botany, zoology, geology, geography, papers & proceedings, Australia, UTAS Library|
|Journal or Publication Title:||Papers and Proceedings of the Royal Society of Tasmania|
|Page Range:||pp. 81-92|
|Collections:||Royal Society Collection > Papers & Proceedings of the Royal Society of Tasmania|
|Additional Information:||Edited by M.R. Banks and T.G Dix. - Copyright Royal Society of Tasmania|
|Date Deposited:||02 Aug 2012 04:08|
|Last Modified:||18 Nov 2014 04:39|
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