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Social-Ecological Systems Meta-Analysis Database: Component

SummaryFish species targeted by GBR commercial and recreational fishers
SubtypeNatural Resource Unit
SectorFisheries (Stock-specific), Marine protected areas
Commons AggregationPopulation
ExplanationFor some target fish species distinct sub-populations are identified within the GBR
Commons BoundariesSomewhat unclear boundaries (2)
ExplanationSome species are habitat-associated species and tend to mirror patterns in habitat cover. However, the resource is mobile horizontally and vertically and often crosses administrative boundaries (e.g., zoning) so is considered to have somewhat unclear boundaries.
Commons Indicator["Status of species targeted by fisheries"]
Commons Unit SizeSmall (2)
Environmental MediumOceanic
Inter Annual PredictabilityModerate (2)
Intra Annual PredictabilityModerate (2)
Commons RenewabilityRenewable (1)
ExplanationRenewable within a years (as opposed to months or decades).
ProductivityModerately Productive (2)
ExplanationMost species would be moderate to highly productive. However, some can be very slow growing taking years to mature and reproduce hence the evaluation here that the resource is moderately productive.
Commons AccessibilitySomewhat accessible (2)
ExplanationGiven boats, gears, and tracking technologies target fish are somewhat accessible to fishers.
Commons HeterogeneityModerate (2)
Commons MobilityMedium (2)
ExplanationVaries by species. Compared to sessile resources, like coral or trees, and global migratory species or pollutants target fish are considered to be moderately mobile. ~10km (as opposed to 1km or 100Km)
Commons Spatial Extent345000
ExplanationIf we consider the target fish within the GBR Marine Protected Area.
Technical SubstituteNo