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Impacts of climate change on Australian marine life - Part A: Executive Summary


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Hobday, AJ, Okey, TA, Poloczanska, ES, Kunz, TJ and Richardson, AJ 2006 , Impacts of climate change on Australian marine life - Part A: Executive Summary.

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Australia is truly a maritime nation; over 90% of the population of 20 million live within 120
km of the coast and Australia has sovereign rights over approximately 8.1 million km2 of ocean.
Australia’s oceans generate significant economic wealth; about $52 billion per year or 8% of
gross domestic product through activities such as fisheries (Figure 1–1), tourism and recreation,
shipping and offshore gas and petroleum extraction. Fisheries and aquaculture are important
industries in Australia, both economically (gross value over $2.5 billon, Figure 1-2) and
socially. Marine life and ecosystems also provide invaluable services including coastal defence,
nutrient recycling and greenhouse gas regulation valued globally at $27 trillion per annum
(Constanza et al. 1997).

Item Type: Report (Project Report)
Authors/Creators:Hobday, AJ and Okey, TA and Poloczanska, ES and Kunz, TJ and Richardson, AJ
Publisher: CSIRO Marine and Atmospheric Research
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Note this report is comprised of 3 parts bound separately:
Part A. Executive Summary
Part B. Technical Report
Part C. Literature Review

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