Filling Knowledge Gaps


Many of the species identified in the Ecological Risk Assessment of the Queensland Coral Fishery were identified on a precautionary basis due to a lack of scientific knowledge in relation to distribution and abundance, correct taxonomic identification and reproductive biology and growth rates.

Stewardship Action Plan 2013: Mitigating Ecological Risk in a Changing Climate commits Pro-vision Reef Inc. to a parallel process that will operate in the period between Ecological Risk Assessments aimed at filling the knowledge gaps such that the full ecological risks posed by the fishery are better understood and subsequently mitigated at the individual fishery practitioner level.

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