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Source: National Environmental Science Programme Marine Biodiversity Hub
Figure MAR36 Reduction and shift in pelagic longline fishery effort (number of hooks set) in Australian waters for each 5-year period from 2001 to 2014...
At a glanceThe contribution of the marine environment to the economy is projected to continue to grow 3 times faster than Australia’s gross domestic product in the next decade. It is in Australia’s interest that our ocean ecosystems continue to bring economic, cultural and social benefits...
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State and trends of species populations and groups
State and trends
State and trends of marine biodiversity: Species Groups...
At a glanceReporting on the current state and recent trends of the biological and ecological components of Australia’s marine environment is highly variable across Australia’s marine estate, and is often inadequate for robust assessment. There are few coordinated, sustained monitoring...
For further information, see Chapter 6: Marine environment.
2.4.1 Fishing and aquaculture
Pressures from commercial and recreational fishing are important outcomes of coastal urban development,...
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