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Ocean's eleven: a critical evaluation of the role of population, evolutionary and molecular genetics in the management of wild fisheries
Genetic technologies that are relevant to fisheries management are grouped into eleven themes, which are described in plain language for a non-specialist audience and suggest that uptake will grow, particularly as communication between geneticists and end-users improves. Expand
An Examination of Crocodylus porosus Nests in Two Northern Australian Freshwater Swamps, with an Analysis of Embryo Mortality
In attempting to analyse the siting of C, porosus nests and explain variation in nesting vegetation, nest site locations, nest mounds and embryo mortality rates, insights were gained by examining nest site selection from the point of view of the female's well-being rather than that of the nest. Expand
Chapter 4. Susceptibility of sharks, rays and chimaeras to global extinction.
It is suggested that while sharks might not have necessarily experienced the same magnitude of deterministic decline as Red-Listed teleosts, their larger size and lower fecundity predispose chondrichthyans to a higher risk of extinction overall. Expand
Accuracy of species identification by fisheries observers in a north Australian shark fishery
The results provide the first benchmark of identification accuracy of observers for carcharhinid sharks in northern Australia and show that estimates of error in species identifications need to be incorporated into management strategies to ensure successful recovery of the many recently over-fished shark populations. Expand
Crocodylus johnstoni in the McKinlay River Area, N.T. I. Variation in the Diet, and a New Method of Assessing the Relative Importance of Prey.
Most data indicate that C. johnstoni is very much an opportunistic predator at the water's edge, which feeds primarily on small aquatic prey, although it may also take substantial numbers of terrestrial prey organisms. Expand
Protein mining the world's oceans : Australasia as an example of illegal expansion-and-displacement fishing
Illegal, unreported and unregulated (IUU) fishing can lead to irreversible ecosystem changes; however, it is also one of the most difficult forms of fishing to manage and deter. In northern AustraliaExpand
Crocodylus johnstoni in the McKinlay River Area N. T, VI.* Nesting Biology
An egg and/or hatchling harvest balanced by a proportional return to the wild of raised 1-year-olds (5% and 10% of eggs and hatchlings collected respectively) is a potential strategy through which sustained-yield harvesting could be introduced into a conservation-management program. Expand
Elasmobranchs in southern Indonesian fisheries: the fisheries, the status of the stocks and management options
The results indicate strongly that many of the shark and ray species in Indonesia are overfished and that the most effective management strategy may need to involve capacity control, such as licencing, gear restrictions and catch limits, together with controls on the fin trade. Expand
Crocodylus johnstoni in the McKinlay River area. N.T. III: Growth, movement and the population age structure
In the McKinlay River area, C. johnstoni grow primarily in the wet season, dry-season growth appearing negligible, and males grow faster and attain larger sizes than females, and those downstream in the study area grow faster than those upstream. Expand
Incidental Capture and Mortality of Sea Turtles in Australia's Northern Prawn Fishery
It is concluded that the impact of trawl-induced drownings on the turtle populations is probably not of such proportions as to create immediate concern. Expand