|Protecting Marine Ecosystems:
This page contains (i) documents and
links of particular importance, and (ii) Australian documents which are
otherwise difficult to locate. Most have a science applied to
ecosystem protection emphasis.
Scientists' international action:
0.1 Selected marine scientists.
0.2 MCBI consensus statement "troubled
waters" 1998 (1605 signatures)
ICRS statement on destructive
fishing practices 2000.
AAAS consensus statement on
marine protected areas 2001.
Reykjavik declaration on responsible
fisheries in the marine environment 2001.
AMSA statement on marine
protected areas 2002.
0.7 Townsville Declaration
on coral reef research and management 2002.
Coos Bay Statement of Concern to the
UNGA on bottom trawling 2003.
Protect the pacific
letter to the United Nations, November 2004.
Protect deep sea corals:
scientist's consensus statement 2004.
0.11 ICES scientific
Advisory Committee on Fishery Management on high seas fishing
Royal Society report on ocean
acidification June 2005.
Pew Marine Conservation
Fellows' fisheries conservation statement 2005.
Pew Marine Conservation Fellows'
marine protected areas statement 2005.
0.15 International Coral Reef
Initiative Statement to the UN on marine debris 2005.
Letter to the British
Government recommending a UNGA moratorium on bottom trawling
US scientists' consensus
statement: ecologically-based management 2005
Letters to the Australian Government on
banning deep sea bottom trawling 2005,
National consensus statement
on marine protected areas 2006.
Letter to the Pacific Fishery Management Council,
USA, on drift-gill netting, longlining 2006
EIANZ Code of ethics
(cited 2008, dated 1989).
Union of Concerned Scientists (USA) Policy
statement on promoting scientific integrity 2008.
Scientists' consensus letter: Tasmanian
MPA selection process 2008.
Monaco Declaration on Ocean
acidification October 2008.
0.25 AMSA Position statement on
marine protected areas (2008).
0.26 The more detailed AMSA Position
paper on marine protected areas
0.27 Azores scientific criteria -
identifying significant open ocean and deep sea areas 2008.
Scientists' consensus statement: Scientific
principles for design of MPAs in Australia: 2009.
0.29 Coral reef crisis:
(acidification & climate change) Royal Society Working Group statement 2009.
IAP statement on
Ocean acidification and climate change, Press
release. June 2009.
Australia's Biodiversity Conservation Strategy: a scientists'
letter of concern 2009. Reply p1 p2
0.32 Marine protected areas in South Australia: scientists'
consensus statement 2009.
American scientists - letter
to US senators on climate change. October 2009.
0.34 IAP statement on tropical forests
and climate change; December 2009.
0.35 Endocrine-disrupting chemicals: an
Endocrine Society scientific
National Academy of Sciences 2010: Climate
change and the integrity of science.
Australian scientists: Strong science backs marine protected areas,
2010. Letter PressRelease.
0.38 Australian scientists: Proposed
South West marine reserves fail scientific criteria, 2011.
0.39 Australian scientists: Proposed
protection for Coral Sea is not enough, 2012.
Australian scientists: WA shark control drum lines
0.41 AU Commonweath MPA Review: Prof
Australia's Marine Parks Networks (1300 signatories) 2017
Australian marine organisations
International marine organisations.
1. Ocean governance:
management: opportunities for reform. J Nevill 2012.
to the Society for Conservation Biology, Auckland NZ 2011 Powerpoint
1.9 Jonathan Nevill (2010) Overfishing
under regulation: the application of the precautionary
principle and the ecosystem approach in
Australian fisheries management. VDM Verlag,
Saarbrucken, 403 pages. PDF
uncertainty and ocean governance. A PhD thesis 2009.
The precautionary and ecosystem approaches in Australian fisheries:
1.7 Principles of ocean management;
Jon Nevill 2004 (html).
1.5 International agreements and initiatives: summary
(Html); 1.6 more detail
1.4 International agreements: IISD
reports from key meetings. (link)
1.3 Australian Legal Information
(international treaties, Australian
1.2 Reform overdue
for ocean governance
frameworks Jon Nevill 2006 (MSWord)
1.1 Shifting baselines, marine
reserves, and Leopold's biotic ethic; James Bohnsack 2003 (pdf).
2. Australian documents:
(roughly chronological order)
2.34a The 2012
Commonwealth inquiry into the Fisheries Management Act 1991
The need for fundamental
reform of fisheries management; Jon Nevill 25 Sept 2012.
and objectivity in fisheries management: comment by Craig Johnson
The science behind
the supertrawler quota. Jon Sumby 2012.
2.33 South Australian
Legislative Council Select Committee on Marine Parks in South
Submission to the Select
Committee from Jon Nevill (2011):
As a PDF.
Western Australian Government Camden Sound Marine
Park Indicative Management Plan
to the WA Government from Jon Nevill.
on marine protected areas from Prof Corey Bradshaw, 2010.
implementation failure in Australian marine resource management. 2009
Coral reef crisis; Charlie Veron; Australian Broadcasting
plea of the Great Barrier Reef; Charlie Veron;
ABC broadcast transcript 2008.
Veron (2008) A reef in time: the Great Barrier Reef from beginning to end.
gill nets in Tasmania - an environmental disaster. Jon Bryan 2008. MS
Benchmarking EBFM, precaution and adaptive
Australia's abalone fishery.
krill fishery .
western rock lobster fishery.
Northern prawn trawl
Orange roughy fishery
for precautionary fisheries management. 2008 Jon Nevill. MS Word. 9pp.
for ecosystem-based fisheries management. 2008 J.Nevill MS Word 5pp.
for adaptive management in fisheries. 2008 Jon Nevill, MS Word,
in fisheries management: sources and consequences. 2008 Jon
2.20 The evolution of marine fisheries
paradigms Jon Nevill, 2008, MS Word 14 pages.
2.19 Destructive fishing: Emily Shaw: Sequential
depletion of fishery resources 2008 Word doc.
2.18 Destructive fishing practices: Definitions,
assessment and precautionary reference points Jon Nevill, 2006
2.16 Impacts of deep sea bottom trawling: Draft
25-p background paper; 2006; Summary
PowerPoints: Gianni & Nevill 2006: 15 MB,
Nevill 2007 5MB
Supporting material: Palau draft resolution 2006.
2.15 Threats to marine biodiversity
Jon Nevill 2006 updated 2008 (MS Word).
2.14 Strengths and weaknesses of
European Union marine protection programmes Nevill
2.13 CCAMLR and ecosystem based
management; Jon Nevill 2006, MS Word, 5pp.
Australian Government's assessment of the South Australian abalone fishery.
Environmental ethics and marine
protected areas Jon Nevill 2005, MS Word.
How large should marine protected
area networks be? Jon Nevill, 2007, MS Word.
2.9 The impact of spearfishing
2005, html file introducing a MS Word, 31pp. ppt
2.8 The precautionary principle in
Australian marine management Jon Nevill 2005, MS Word.
protected areas: Botsford et
al. 2003: principles for the design of marine reserves.
2.6 Marine protected area management
principles, IUCN 2000. Pamphlet, pdf.
2.4 Top-down and
bottom-up management approaches: a paper arguing for a blend of both
2.3 Australia's Guidelines for the Ecologically Sustainable Management of
2.2 Australian beach shark meshing
program in need of urgent review John Paxton 2003 - (html).
2.1 The development of Australia's protected
area network Jon Nevill 2002 (MS Word).
Archives: Archives: material previously on display on this
Who hears the fishes when they cry? It will not be forgotten by some
memory that we were contemporaries. Henry David Thoreau, 1849.
We must place biodiversity conservation at the center of ocean
Sylvia Earle & Dan Laffoley, 2006.