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Title: State of the Reef Report 2003: Fisheries
Authors: Bishop, M.
Corporate author: Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority
Year of publication: 2003
Year: 2003
Publisher: Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority
Place of publication: Townsville
Type of document: Report
Series/Report no.: State of the Reef Report
Abstract: Fishing is the predominant extractive activity in the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park and includes the major commercial fisheries of prawn trawling, reef line fishing and inshore netting and crabbing, as well as smaller dive-based fisheries for tropical rock lobster, aquarium fishes, coral, sea cucumber, trochus and specimen shells. Recreational fishing is an important activity with 56,000 privately registered boats in coastal communities adjacent to the Great Barrier Reef World Heritage Area. In addition, tourist charter boats take recreational fishers to many fishing locations. Traditional fisheries also occur adjacent to indigenous communities.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/11017/671
Connection to GBRMPA: GBRMPA published this item
Subjects: Prawn fisheries
Line fishing
Lobster fisheries
Fisheries
Commercial fisheries
Recreation
Reef-wide
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