Australian Marine Science Conference Eventranet 2017

Concurrent session 4: S20: Small-scale commercial marine harvest: challenges and opportunities


Chair Karen Gibb
Artisanal and small-scale aquaculture programs represent foundational fisheries and aquaculture programs that could provide the catalyst for rolling out commercial fisheries ventures for remote and Indigenous communities locally and regionally. Sea-based aquaculture has the potential to drive new growth in remote communities, generating economic and employment opportunities for Indigenous people. However there are significant challenges in these small-scale programs – particularly when establishing governance and economic frameworks, quality assurance and compliance standards. However these additional requirements can also provide opportunities for up-skilling and economic opportunities. There is mounting evidence that co-operative knowledge, respected and shared, is pivotal if the venture is to be successful. This symposium will provide an opportunity to explore these issues. Presentations are invited in the areas of: Artisanal, Indigenous and small-scale aquaculture, opportunities and examples of shared knowledge in a range of enterprises, and lessons learnt that might inform the development of other small-scale aquaculture enterprises.

  • Session Details
  • LocationLitchfield Room, DoubleTree by Hilton Darwin Esplanade
  • Session TimeWednesday 5th July 10:30am to 12:30pm


  • Presentations In This Session.
Date & Time Title Speaker Theme
10:30am to 10:50am Fishing in the Torres Strait: success through community participation Jerry Stephen S20: Small-scale commercial marine harvest: challenges and opportunities
10:50am to 11:10am Harvest Strategy development for Torres Strait commercial fisheries Trevor Hutton S20: Small-scale commercial marine harvest: challenges and opportunities
11:10am to 11:30am Seven pearls of wisdom for working in partnership with Traditional Owners towards shellfish restoration in Australia Ian McLeod S20: Small-scale commercial marine harvest: challenges and opportunities
11:30am to 11:50am The tropical rock oyster Indigenous economic development project: challenges, success and opportunities Samantha Nowland S20: Small-scale commercial marine harvest: challenges and opportunities
11:50am to 12:10pm Multiple approaches to assess artisanal food safety Anna Padovan S20: Small-scale commercial marine harvest: challenges and opportunities



  • PEPs In This Session.
Date & Time Title Speaker Theme
12:10pm to 12:15pm Development of an empirical Harvest Control Rule for supporting management of the Torres Strait Panulirus ornatus lobster fishery Roy Deng PEP Talk
12:15pm to 12:20pm Barrens of gold: sea urchin farming as a driver of ecological restoration Cassie Pert PEP Talk
12:20pm to 12:25pm Preliminary characterisation of Timor-Leste sardine fisheries from a food security perspective Kimberley Hunnam PEP Talk
12:25pm to 12:30pm Shellfish quality assurance in the Northern Territory Shannon Burchert PEP Talk