The Marine chapter of the 2016 State of the Environment (SoE) report incorporates multiple expert templates developed from
streams of marine data. This metadata record describes the Expert Assessment "The state and trends of quality of species
and groups – invertebrate species, outer shelf (25 m - 250 m)". The full Expert Assessment, including figures and tables
(where provided), is attached to this record. Where available, the Data Stream(s) used to generate this Expert Assessment
are accessible through the "On-line Resources" section of this record.
DESCRIPTION OF ECOLOGICAL HABITAT/COMMUNITY FOR EXPERT ASSESSMENT
A wide range of both sessile and mobile invertebrate species inhabit the continental shelf. Large areas of soft sediments
are dominated by infauna and mobile epifauna, but there are also extensive regions with abundant sessile epifauna, including
sponges, soft corals and bryozoans. Hard corals are covered in another section.
DATA STREAM(S) USED IN EXPERT ASSESSMENT
Peer reviewed publications, fishery stock assessment reports and data from the IMOS autonomous underwater vehicle facility.
Details of the specific data sets used to generate the assessment have not been provided.
2016 SOE ASSESSMENT SUMMARY [see attached Expert Assessment for full details]
• 2016 •
Assessment grade: Good
Assessment trend: Stable
Confidence grade: Limited evidence
Confidence trend: Limited evidence
Comparability: Grade and trend are comparable to the 2011 assessment
• 2011 •
CHANGES SINCE 2011 SOE ASSESSMENT
Caputi, N., M. Kangas, Y. Hetzel, A. Denham, A. Pearce & A. Chandrapavan (2016) Management adaptation of invertebrate fisheries
to an extreme marine heat wave event at a global warming hotspot. Ecology and Evolution. doi: 10.1002/ece3.2137 http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/ece3.2137/full
Caputi, N., S. de Lestang; C. Reid; A. Hesp; J. How (2015). Maximum economic yield of the western rock lobster fishery
of Western Australia after moving from effort to quota control. Marine Policy 51: 452–464. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.marpol.2014.10.006
de Lestang, S., Caputi, N., Feng, M., Denham, A., Penn, J., Slawinski, D., Pearce, A., and How, J. (2014) What caused seven
consecutive years of low puerulus settlement in the western rock lobster fishery of Western Australia? ICES Journal of Marine
Science, doi: 10.1093/icesjms/fsu177.
Linnane, A., R. McGarvey, L. McLeay, J. Feenstra, and D. Reilly. 2015. Victorian rock lobster and giant crab fisheries status
report - 2013/2014 fishing year. Fishery status report to Fisheries Victoria. South Australian Research and Development
Institute (Aquatic Sciences), Adelaide.
Pears, R. J., A. K. Morison, E. J. Jebreen, M. C. Dunning, C. R. Pitcher, A. J. Courtney, B. Houlden, and I. P. Jacobsen.
2012. Ecological risk assessment of the East Coast Otter Trawl Fishery in the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park: Technical
report. Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority, Townsville.
Pitcher, C. R. 2013. Environmental sustainability assessment update for habitats, assemblages and bycatch species in the
Torres Strait Prawn Fishery. Scientific Technical Report. CSIRO, Australia.
Pitcher, C. R., P. Doherty, P. Arnold, J. Hooper, N. Gribble, C. Bartlett, M. Browne, N. Campbell, T. Cannard, M. Cappo,
G. Carini, S. Chalmers, S. Cheers, D. Chetwynd, A. Colefax, R. Coles, S. Cook, P. Davie, G. De'Ath, D. Devereux, B. Done,
T. Donovan, B. Ehrke, N. Ellis, G. Ericson, I. Fellegara, K. Forcey, M. Furey, D. Gledhill, N. Good, S. Gordon, M. Haywood,
P. Hendriks, I. Jacobsen, J. Johnson, M. Jones, S. Kinninmoth, S. Kistle, P. Last, A. Leite, S. Marks, I. McLeaod, S. Oczkowicz,
M. Robinson, C. Rose, D. Seabright, J. Sheils, M. Sherlock, P. Skelton, D. Smith, G. Smith, P. Speare, M. Stowar, C. Strickland,
C. Van der Geest, W. Venables, C. Walsh, T. Wassenberg, A. Welna, and G. Yearsley. 2007a. Seabed Biodiversity on the Continental
Shelf of the Great Barrier Reef World Heritage Area. AIMS/CSIRO/QM/QDPI CRC Reef Research Task Final Report.
Pitcher, C. R., N. Ellis, W. N. Venables, T. J. Wassenberg, C. Y. Burridge, G. P. Smith, M. Browne, F. Pantus, I. R. Poiner,
P. J. Doherty, J. N. A. Hooper, and N. Gribble. 2016. Effects of trawling on sessile megabenthos in the Great Barrier Reef
and evaluation of the efficacy of management strategies. ICES Journal of Marine Science: Journal du Conseil 73:i115-i126.
Pitcher, C. R., M. Haywood, J. Hooper, R. Coles, C. Bartlett, M. Browne, T. Cannard, G. Carini, A. Carter, S. Cheers, D.
Chetwynd, A. Colefax, S. Cook, P. Davie, N. Ellis, I. Fellegara, K. Forcey, M. Furey, D. Gledhill, P. Hendricks, I. Jacobsen,
J. Johnson, M. Jones, P. Last, S. Marks, I. McLeaod, J. Sheils, J. Sheppard, G. Smith, C. Strickland, C. Van der Geest,
W. Venables, T. Wassenberg, and G. Yearsley. 2007b. Mapping and Characterisation of Key Biotic & Physical Attributes of
the Torres Strait Ecosystem. Page 145. CSIRO/QM/QDPI CRC Torres Strait Task Final Report.
Ward, T. M., S. J. Sorokin, D. R. Currie, P. J. Rogers, and L. J. McLeay. 2006. Epifaunal assemblages of the eastern Great
Australian Bight: Effectiveness of a benthic protection zone in representing regional biodiversity. Continental Shelf Research
QUALITY OF DATA USED IN THE ASSESSMENT
CUSTODIAN AND LOCATION OF DATA
IMOS (details of specific data sets used to generate the assessment have not been provided).
METHOD USED TO DETERMINE STATE OR RECENT TREND
Expert assessment of literature available.
When citing this Expert Assessment in a list of references use the following format:
citation author name/s (year metadata published), metadata title. Citation author organisation/s. File identifier and Data
accessed at (add http link).