The future for managing recreational fisheries in the Murray-Darling Basin
Article first published online: 22 APR 2014
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Ecological Management & Restoration
Special Issue: The Native Fish Strategy: Bringing native fish back. Ecological Society of Australia and Wiley have published this supplement with financial support from the Murray-Darling Basin Authority, Department of Environment and Primary Industries (Vic) and NSW Department of Primary Industries (Fisheries)
Volume 15, Issue Supplement s1, pages 75–81, March 2014
How to Cite
Barwick, M. J., Koehn, J. D., Crook, D., Todd, C. R., Westaway, C. and Trueman, W. (2014), The future for managing recreational fisheries in the Murray-Darling Basin. Ecological Management & Restoration, 15: 75–81. doi: 10.1111/emr.12096
- Issue published online: 22 APR 2014
- Article first published online: 22 APR 2014
- Murray-Darling Basin Authority's Native Fish Strategy
- fish marking;
- native fish;
- oral histories;
- population models;
- recreational fishing
Sustainable management of natural resources requires robust and timely information inputs, particularly in multispecies or cross-jurisdictional fisheries such as the Murray-Darling Basin's (MDB) recreational fishery. Innovative data collection and monitoring approaches, management tools and cooperative efforts enable the requirements of fisheries managers to be met efficiently and cost-effectively. This paper considers a number of pioneering initiatives operationalised under the Native Fish Strategy that have helped inform sustainable management outcomes for the recreational fishery in the MDB.