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carbon footprint refereed paper technical features 86 NOVEMBER 2012 water production. The low resolution of existing climate models also creates uncertainty at the scale of individual islands, catchments, and rivers. Down- scaling of climate models is needed to allow more rigorous assessment of changes in freshwater habitats, and vulnerability of fisheries production. Modelling case studies of habitat changes in disturbed and intact catchments and resulting effects on fisheries production are required to quantify the comparative magnitude of climatic and human impacts. Engagement of non-fisheries sectors in habitat management is required to sustain freshwater fisheries, in addition to customary approaches to fisheries management. A cross-sectoral approach to ecosystem-based management will provide an opportunity to maximise the benefits, and to minimise the adverse effects of climate change on fisheries. Careful management of freshwater fisheries, especially fishing effort and available gear, will be required to sustain catches, and this will include obtaining information on catch and effort to guide decision making by governments, non-government authorities and customary managers. Acknowledgements This project was coordinated by the Secretariat of the Pacific Community with funding from AusAID. We are particularly grateful for the strong support of Dr Johann Bell in completing this assessment. The Authors Dr Peter Gehrke (email: firstname.lastname@example.org) is Australian Manager – Natural Resources with SMEC Australia in Brisbane, Queensland. He previously worked for CSIRO Land and Water and NSW Fisheries. Associate Professor Marcus Sheaves (email: email@example.com) is Deputy Director of TropWATER (Centre for Tropical Water & Aquatic Ecosystem Research) and Associate Dean Research Training, Faculty of Science & Engineering at James Cook University in Townsville, Queensland. Boga Figa (email: bogaf@marengomining. com) is the Environment & Sustainable Development Manager for Marengo Mining (PNG) Limited in Madang, PNG. David Boseto (email: dboseto@islander. tamucc.edu) is based at the Fish Systematics and Conservation Laboratory at the Texas A&M University – Corpus Christi in Texas, US. Associate Professor James Terry (email: firstname.lastname@example.org) works in the Department of Geography at the National University of Singapore. Jacob Wani (email: jwain@fisheries. gov.pg) is the Inland Fisheries and Aquaculture Manager with the National Fisheries Authority in Port Moresby, PNG. 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