The following data includes the retained and discarded catch figures for purse seine and midwater trawl vessels operating in the Small Pelagic Fishery. AFMA publishes all interactions with protected species quarterly at afma.gov.au.

Disclaimer

This table is based on raw (unprocessed) data and may contain errors or be incomplete. AFMA makes no warranty or representation that the data is accurate or complete. Those who choose to use this data should make their own enquiries as to its accuracy and completeness and AFMA assumes no liability for any errors or omissions in the data provided, or for any decision by a person who chooses to rely on the data.

This data is logbook data and may be inconsistent with total annual retained catch data from Catch Disposal Records (CDR), as published via the Catchwatch reports on AFMA’s website. It is not unusual for logbook data to vary slightly from CDR data, as logbook data is an estimated weight. CDR data, which is a verified weight, is deducted from each operator’s quota holdings.

Catch data 2015-16 fishing season

Species (standard name)Retained catch (kg)Discarded catch (kg)
Jack Mackerel6,950,41142,230
Redbait (mixed)1,373,28636,642
Blue Mackerel3,001,25633,011
Australian Sardine114,3335,725
Gould's Squid2995,572
Rubyfish (mixed)2,246
Thresher Sharks (mixed)1,890
Bronze Whaler1,785
Dusky Whaler1,571
Redfish1,440
Barracouta1,332
Silver Warehou24,6561,233
Blue Grenadier51,160
Short Sunfish875
Salpid salps589
Tiger Shark450
Frigate Mackerel370437
Latchet656240
Australian Bonito90237
Swordfish186
Mirror Dory150
School Shark132
Southern Bluefin Tuna130
Leatherjackets104
Octopuses90
Porcupine Fish83
Giant Manta Ray80
Gemfish71
Toadfishes unspecified59
Sponges50
Ocean Jacket47
Laternfishes45
Oilfish44
Silver Trevally39
Scad (mixed)34
Blue Warehou30
Frostfish30
Silver Dory26
Shortfin Mako18
Fish (mixed)15
Gummy Shark10
Hapuku1510
Flatheads9
Red Gurnard9
Blue Shark5
Jackass Morwong5
Common Sawshark4
Knifejaw3
Long Tail Rubies / Snapper3
Southern Ribbonfish3
Amberjack2
Elephant fish2
Longfin Perch2
Roughies2
Cardinalfishes1
Greeneye Dogfish1
Reef Ocean Perch1
Stingrays1
Swallowtail1
Cosmopolitan Rubyfish11,4500
Maray13,8200
Yellowtail Scad1,8600
Total11,492,507140,202
% Discards1.2%