Atlas of marine activities and coastal communities in SE Australia

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30 Nov 1999 -
The Atlas provides decision makers with a credible scientific resource for informing current and future marine and coastal planning initiatives. It is the first comprehensive and authoritative description of the range and extent of human activities in the South-East Marine Region and their relationship to coastal communities. For the first time readers can see where fish are caught in Australia?s oceans, the value of those catches, and find information on a wide range of industrial, recreational and other uses. This Atlas also describes coastal communities in the Region, identifies those that depend on commercial fishing and gauges the potential social impacts of changing access to resources. It is a powerful platform to inform debate and decision making. The Bureau of Rural Sciences (BRS) produced the Atlas to inform regional marine planning - the primary mechanism for achieving the Commonwealth Government?s Oceans Policy initiatives.
Author: BRS-Australia