Marine Matters National: Atlas of Australian Marine Fishing and Coastal Communities
This new Atlas, launched in September, is the first Australia-wide overview of Australian fishing activities and coastal communities.
It shows where fish are caught in Australia’s oceans, the value of those catches, where different ‘fishing gears’ are used and the species that are taken and it also provides information on the socio-economic characteristics of coastal communities in eight Marine Regions around Australia.
There are two components:
The Atlas has been produced to help in developing and implementing policy initiatives and is a flexible and readily accessible information source for anyone with an interest in the management of Australia’s ‘marine estate’.
The Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry produced the Atlas with the support of the Fisheries Research and Development Corporation, the Department of the Environment and Heritage (National Oceans Office), and other agencies around Australia with a responsibility related to fisheries.