How a harvest strategy fits within the overall fishery management framework. From National Guidelines to develop fishery harvest strategies (Sloan et al. 2014).
A fishery harvest strategy is a transparent framework, which specifies pre-determined decision rules for a fishery. These decision rules are designed to achieve agreed ecological, economic and/or social management objectives.
Developing a harvest strategy requires fishery managers, scientists, fishers and other key stakeholders to think in advance on how to respond to various fishery conditions before they occur.
One of the main benefits of adopting a harvest strategy is the increased level of certainty and transparency provided for all fishery stakeholders, particularly in relation to how decisions are made in fishery management.
Harvest strategies can incorporate commercial, recreational and Aboriginal fishing interests as appropriate. Harvest Strategies in NSW will be consistent with the National Guidelines to develop fishery harvest strategies for Australian Fisheries and tailored as necessary to the ecological, economic and social framework of fisheries in NSW.
1 June 2020 - Harvest strategies to drive NSW fishing management decisions - The NSW Government will provide fishers with greater certainty and transparency in fisheries management decisions, through the development of tailored harvest strategies in direct partnership with commercial, recreational and Aboriginal fishers.
Department of Primary Industries – Fisheries (DPI-Fisheries)
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