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Climate Change

Climate Change, Marine Biodiversity and the Fishing and Aquaculture Industries

Climate change : we will experience a changing climate through increasing climate variability – periods of wetter and drier years, floods and droughts, varying wind patterns and sea conditions to match

Fishing and aquaculture : substantial opportunities to improve practices and management arrangements such as managing a total fish stock across state boundaries

Mitigation : reducing greenhouse gases is smart business sense as the less energy we use the less are the input costs for our businesses

Adaptation : responding to a more variable and changing climate is essential for long term fisheries profitability

Research : part of boosting knowledge on our marine resources and fostering a smarter and more profitable fishing and aquaculture sector

Climate change : poses both challenges and opportunities for Australia’s wild fisheries and aquaculture sectors. FRDC’s strategic imperatives are to enhance each sector’s adaptive capacity, to foster mitigation actions such as wetland repair and position our industries and management arrangements to take advantage of the impacts of climate change. The FRDC has a role at the national level to help co-ordinate fisheries climate change RD&E with Australian, State and Territory Government agencies, industry, and stakeholders. This builds on the vast bank of research undertaken over the past decade looking at climate variability and its impact on the fishing industry. Visit the Current RD&E Plan for more information on FRDC's Strategic Plan.

Find out more about climate change

The FRDC invests in a range of research projects on behalf of the fishing industry. Information on projects concerning climate change is available on the Corporation’s website and in their FISH magazine. and
The Australian Government’s National Climate Change Adaptation Research Facility is a body working across all industries to help generate reliable information needed by decision makers to manage climate change risks and inform adaptation. The network fosters interaction between researchers, managers and the community.
Summarises climate drivers and Australia’s climate variability, provides links to key climate forecasting websites internationally, links to key climate risk management decision support tools and provides stories on how Australian primary industries are adapting to a changing climate.
A major climate change research provider is CSIRO, particularly through its Climate Change Adaptation Flagship.
The Climate Change Division of the Department of Agriculture manages Australian Government policies and programs to help primary industries and producers make choices and decisions to adapt and respond to climate change.