What data how? Empowering and engaging industry to ensure the needs of contemporary fisheries data are achieved
James Cook University (JCU)
Environment, Industry, People
Principle Investigator: Andrew Tobin
Keywords: Data quality, data validation, social surveys, Spanish Mackerel, Scomberomorus commerson, Redthroat Emperor, Lethrinus miniatus, Coral Trout, Plectropomus spp., Variola spp. Spanner Crab, Ranina ranina, Mud Crab, Scylla spp., Blue Swimmer Crab, Portunus armatus
Summary: The project used an expertise synopsis, stakeholder survey and desktop qualitative cost-benefit analysis to assess data needs in two case study fisheries: the Queensland east coast line fishery (targeting coral reef fin fish and Spanish Mackerel), and the Queensland crab pot fishery (targeting Blue Swimmer and Mud Crab).
1. Complete an expertise-based critique of historical fisheries data collection methods evaluating data robustness, identifying data gaps and improvement areas.
2. Identify contemporary and future data needs and develop novel candidate collection methods using the Queensland line and crab fisheries as case studies.
3. From Obj 2 highlight generic data improvements transferable to other fisheries.
4. Complete a cost-benefit review of data collection options.