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Table 1: Performance indicators, reference points and management triggers for the Flinders Aquaculture Fisheries Reserve Management Plan
|Criteria to be measured||Management objective(a)||Performance indicator||Reference point(b)||Management trigger(c)|
|Ecological objectives||ecological health||adjacent areas of WP not jeopardised by aquaculture within the FAFR||indices of ecological health(d), including in and on substrate species composition, sediment particle size distribution, water/sediment chemistry||no change attributable to aquaculture detected outside the FAFR||change attributable to aquaculture detected outside the FAFR|
|ecological health||ecological effects within the FAFR local, acceptable and reversible||indices of ecological health (refer above)||local, acceptable and reversible change attributable to aquaculture activity within the FAFR||changes not local, not acceptable and or not reversible attributable to aquaculture within the FAFR|
|ecological health||management adequately responsive to changes in ecological status within the FAFR||efficiency and effectiveness of management||formal issue resolution process adequately implemented||failure to resolve issues formally|
|Economic objectives||economic efficiency||aquaculture production to be efficient, effective and sustainable||aquaculture profit (for example market values)||benchmark profitability indicators reached||profitability indicators not reached|
|production||aquaculture activities in the FAFR are not impacted by non-aquaculture activities||commercial productivity||no impact of non-aquaculture activities on production||impact of non-aquaculture activities on production|
|production||opportunities for commercial aquaculture fully utilised||return on capital||return on capital similar to comparable existing aquaculture sectors achieved||return on capital not similar to comparable existing aquaculture sectors|
|production||enhanced aquaculture production value through targeted research and development||commercial productivity||increased production during life of the Plan attributed to research and development||no increase in production attributed to research and development|
|investment||positive investment environment||investment in aquaculture development within the FAFR||allocated sites developed at appropriate rates||allocated sites not developed at appropriate rates|
|Social objectives||amenity to general community and other users||maintenance of amenity value||stakeholder satisfaction||amenity values maintained||amenity values not maintained|
|community benefit from marine environment monitoring||ecological monitoring information available to the wider community||standards of reporting||reporting on time and on target, by accessible means||reporting not on time, not on target, or not accessible|
|community benefit||community benefit where there is private commercial use of a publicly owned resource||economic development and employment||benchmark economic development and employment indicators reached||economic development and employment indicators not reached|
|community benefit||community benefit where there is private commercial use of a publicly owned resource||stakeholder satisfaction||demonstrated community benefit from the FAFR||no demonstrated community benefit from the FAFR|
|Governance objectives||allocation||open and transparent allocation||stakeholder satisfaction||formal issue resolution process adequately implemented||failure to resolve issues formally|
|management costs||cost-effective management||total cost of management||costs within acceptable range||costs outside acceptable range|
|reporting||ensure environmental, economic and compliance outcomes are appropriately reported||stakeholder satisfaction||reporting on time and on target, by accessible means||reporting not on time, not on target, or not accessible|
|cost recovery||recovery of attributable management costs||recovery of attributable costs||full cost recovery implemented by the end of the Plan||partial cost recovery only implemented by the end of the Plan|
|co-management||stakeholders and government sharing responsibility and involvement in management||existence of co-management entities, functions of entities and stakeholder satisfaction||all appropriate issues adequately dealt with through co-management framework||all appropriate issues not adequately dealt with through co-management framework|
|compliance||ensure farm operation are within legislation||compliance indices(e)||compliance targets achieved||compliance targets not achieved|
(a) Management objectives are directly relevant to one or more of the listed objectives of the Plan or parts thereof.
(b) Some reference points will be further elucidated during the life of the Plan.
(c) Some management triggers will be further elucidated during the life of the Plan.
(d) Indices of ecological health are to reflect ecological parameters considered to be linked to aquaculture practices and or to the wellbeing of the aquaculture industry such as water quality and benthic habitat.
(e) Compliance indices will include, but not be limited to, numbers and hours of quality inspections, and numbers and types of warnings and offences.