The legal regime for the protection and exploitation of fishes, with special reference to Australia
Australia has the third largest Exclusive Economic Zone (l° 648 250 km2) however overall commercial fisheries production is ranked relatively low in comparison with many other nations (240,000 metric tones per year, valued at $A2.2 billion)2. The reason underlying this relatively low level of fisheries production can be largely attributed to the low productivity of many marine waters surrounding the Australian coastline and a legal regime that is designed not only to manage fisheries, but to provide a significant degree of environmental protection to both fishes and their habitats.
West, R. J. (2009). The legal regime for the protection and exploitation of fishes, with special reference to Australia. Soochow Law Journal, 6 (1), 105-131.