Australian Seafood Industry and Climate Change Symposium, 3 - 4 March 2011
The symposium is part of a project supported by funding from the Australian Government Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry under the FarmReady initiative, part of Australia’s Farming Future.
The Australian Seafood Industry and Climate Change Symposium provided an opportunity for a detailed discussion of the implications of climate change from an industry, fisheries management and research perspective. The key messages to emerge from the symposium include:
- The Australian seafood industry is in its early stages of adapting to the impacts of climate change presenting real business challenges and opportunities.
- Need to understand industry vulnerability and explore business level responses.
- Develop strong incentives for industry to embrace climate change by recognising the benefits, accepting the challenges and improving industry risk management.
- Develop strategies to adapt to climate change that can be used to initiate changes in policy that will benefit industry operators.
- Managing climate change and climate change events requires coordinated adaptive responses from government, fisheries management and industry.
- Fisheries management requires flexibility to enable industry to adjust to and develop strategies for acute climatic events and longer term climate change.
- Government recognise that the ability of the seafood industry to adapt to climate change is severely hampered by uncontrolled market forces.
- Develop closer and ongoing relationships between scientists, management and industry for the practical use of all available information and coordinate ideas for future investigation.
A summary of the event is available in the Symposium Overview Document (PDF, 262KB).
A key strength of the symposium was the mix of representation from industry, industry representative associations, fisheries and conservation management and researchers. This mix was necessary in order to provide a forum for discussions between key industry stakeholders.
For a complete list of attendees see the Symposium Attendee List (PDF, 52KB).
Implications of Climate Change – Fishers and Fisheries Management
Presentations delivered at the symposium outline issues that should be considered by industry and fisheries management.
Day 1 Industry and Management Implications (PDF, 45KB)
Day 2 Industry and Management Implications (PDF, 50KB)
The tables below provide a detailed session by session breakdown of presentations in the form of PDFs and videos. Additionally, a biography of each is also provided with contact details should you wish to ask questions regarding elements of the presentation.
See all presenter biographies (PDF, 2.6MB)
Day 1: Thursday 3 March 2011
Welcome and outline of conference theme
How will the seafood industry and fisheries management prepare themselves for the impacts of climate change?
Presenter: Dr Michael Gardner – Biography (PDF, 54KB)
Download Dr Michael Gardner's presentation slides (PDF, 22.6MB)
Climate Change, implications for the Australian marine environment and industry
Presenter: Associate Professor Neil Holbrook – Biography (PDF, 24KB)
Download Associate Professor Neil Holbrook's presentation slides (PDF, 12.6MB)
Climate change impacts on fisheries
Presenter: Dr Alistair Hobday – Biography (PDF, 40KB)
Download Dr Alistair Hobday's presentation slides (PDF 4.1MB)
The economic impacts of climate change on Australian fisheries as well as coastal communities to 2030
How a fishing family is tackling climate change
Presenters: Tony and Karen Collard – Biography (PDF, 68KB)
Download Tony and Karen Collard's presentation slides (PDF, 2.8MB)
Tropical Cyclone Hamish – Lessons Learned
Presenter: Dr Andrew Tobin – Biography (PDF, 71KB)
Download Dr Andrew Tobin's presentation slides (PDF 2.3MB)
How can commercial fishers better prepare for climate change?
Presenters: Dr Nadine Marshall and Dr Renae Tobin – Biography (PDF, 90KB)
Business is not 'as usual' – making partnerships work
Presenters: Randall Owens and Margie Atkinson – Biography (PDF, 172KB)
Download Randall Owens and Margie Atkinson's presentation slides (PDF, 5.7MB)
Day 2: Friday 4 March 2011
Primary industries and climate change project
Presenter: Neil Cliffe – Biography (PDF, 49KB)
Download Neil Cliffe presentation slides (PDF, 2.5MB)
What are the challenges and opportunities in preparing the seafood industry for the impacts of climate change?
Industry body representatives
- Dr Andrew Tobin and Michael Garrahy
- Dallas D'Silva and Collin Creighton
- Karen Collard and Simon Boag
- Dr Renae Tobin and Associate Professor Neil Holbrook
Moderator: Dr Paul Marshall
Panel session biographies (PDF, 360KB)
Part 1 - Climate Change and Adaptation in the South East
Part 2 - Cost effective Climate Change Adaptation by Industry and Management
Presenters: Dr Daniel Spooner and Dallas D'Silva – Biography (PDF, 104KB)
Increasing food production from the sea while improving conservation benefits
Presenter: Dr Keith Brander – Biography (PDF, 68KB)
Download Dr Keith Brander's presentation slides (3.7MB)
Ways to save on fuel and energy costs
Presenter: Dr David Sterling – Biography (PDF, 35KB)
Download Dr David Sterling's presentation slides (PDF, 2.6MB)
Climate Change Adaptation and the Coral and Aquarium Fish Sector
Presenter: Ryan Donnelly – Biography (PDF, 90KB)
Download Ryan Donnelly's presentation slides (PDF, 5.5MB)
Question and Answer Sessions
Dr Alistair Hobday
Dr Sean Pascoe and Dr Sarah Jennings
Dr Nadine Marshall and Dr Renae Tobin
Dallas D’Silva and Dr Daniel Spooner
Dr Keith Brander