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dc.contributor.authorMeynecke, Jan-Olaf
dc.contributor.authorLee, Shing Yip
dc.date.accessioned2019-02-04T01:30:50Z
dc.date.available2019-02-04T01:30:50Z
dc.date.issued2011
dc.date.modified2012-02-10T02:49:22Z
dc.identifier.issn0165-7836
dc.identifier.doi10.1016/j.fishres.2011.05.004
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10072/42175
dc.description.abstractThe notion that climate change may impact coastal fish production suggests a need to understand how climate variables may influence fish catch on a broad scale. The natural variability of freshwater flows, as a result of variable rainfall, has been shown to affect catch, as low levels reduce nutrient input, physical cues for reproduction, and access to nursery habitats. We used fish catch data, coastal sea surface temperature (SST), rainfall and the Southern Oscillation Index (SOI) from 1988 to 2004 for eight distinct climatic regions along the coast of Queensland, Australia, to investigate the relationships between catch and climate parameters and variation between regions. Sea surface temperatures and rainfall were positively correlated with the catch of seven coastal commercial fisheries species but the relationship varied strongly between species and regions, thus indicating possible differences between fisheries stocks in responding to future changes in temperature and rainfall. A forward stepwise regression model that included a measure of rainfall, SST and SOI explained between 30% and 70% of the variance in catch adjusted for effort for the same year for barramundi (Lates calcarifer), mud crabs (Scylla serrata), mullet (e.g. Mugil cephalus), flathead (e.g. Platycephalus fuscus), whiting (Sillago spp.), tiger prawns (Penaeus monodon, P. semisulcatus) and endeavour prawns (Metapenaeus endeavouri, M. ensis). Given that the influence of these climate parameters varies with geographic regions, future catch prediction models should incorporate geographic variation of the relationship between fish catch and climate.
dc.description.peerreviewedYes
dc.description.publicationstatusYes
dc.languageEnglish
dc.language.isoeng
dc.publisherElsevier
dc.publisher.placeNetherlands
dc.relation.ispartofstudentpublicationN
dc.relation.ispartofpagefrom365
dc.relation.ispartofpageto376
dc.relation.ispartofissue2
dc.relation.ispartofjournalFisheries Research
dc.relation.ispartofvolume110
dc.rights.retentionY
dc.subject.fieldofresearchGlobal Change Biology
dc.subject.fieldofresearchEnvironmental Science and Management
dc.subject.fieldofresearchEcology
dc.subject.fieldofresearchFisheries Sciences
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode069902
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode0502
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode0602
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode0704
dc.titleClimate-coastal fisheries relationships and their spatial variation in Queensland, Australia
dc.typeJournal article
dc.type.descriptionC1 - Articles
dc.type.codeC - Journal Articles
gro.facultyGriffith Sciences, School of Environment and Science
gro.date.issued2011
gro.hasfulltextNo Full Text
gro.griffith.authorLee, Joe Y.
gro.griffith.authorMeynecke, Olaf


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