Issue: Species, habitats and ecological communities - Condition of marine biodiversity: Condition of fisheries
This is an issue under the Biodiversity theme of the Data Reporting System.
The health of the ocean’s biodiversity is a critical aspect of the health of biodiversity more broadly. Marine biota are also important to both water quality and to the ocean’s capacity to regulate the global climate. Physical marine conditions such as water quality, salinity, acidity and temperature are likewise essential to the well-being of marine life.
Condition of commercially fished species are impacted by direct exploitation by humans as well as of the range of other pressures that human activities place on biodiversity.
- CO-16 Status of Australian fisheries
Condition of commercial fisheries may be indicative of the condition of marine biodiversity more generally.