Quick reference guide to domestic fisheries performance in 2010–11

tick Performance target met or exceeded for 2010–11 tick Performance target partially met for 2010–11
cross Performance target not met for 2010–11

Fishery Fisheries management Science based decision making Research and information
  Effectiveness of management arrangements Management plan Bycatch action plan Harvest strategy Ecological risk assessment Strategic assessment Strategic research plan Data acquisition plan
Bass Strait Central Zone Scallop Fishery tick tick tick tick tick tick tick tick
Coral Sea Fishery tick n/a tick tick tick tick tick tick
Eastern Tuna and Billfish Fishery tick tick tick tick tick tick tick tick
Heard Island and McDonald Islands Fishery tick tick n/a tick tick tick tick tick
Macquarie Island Toothfish Fishery tick tick n/a tick tick tick tick tick
Norfolk Island Fisheries tick n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
Northern Prawn Fishery tick tick tick tick tick tick tick tick
North West Slope Trawl Fishery tick n/a tick tick tick tick n/a tick
Skipjack Tuna Fishery tick n/a n/a tick tick tick n/a n/a
Small Pelagic Fishery tick tick tick tick tick tick tick  
Southern Bluefin Tuna Fishery tick tick tick n/a tick tick tick tick
Southern and Eastern Scalefish and Shark Fishery tick tick tick tick tick tick tick tick
Southern Squid Jig Fishery tick tick tick tick tick tick tick tick
Western Deepwater Trawl Fishery tick n/a tick tick tick tick n/a tick
Western Tuna and Billfish Fishery tick tick tick n/a tick tick tick tick

Stock status of target species

Green  No overfishing/not overfished       Yellow  Uncertain       Red  Overfishing/overfished

Fishery Overfishing Overfished Stock status of target species
(Australian Bureau of Agricultural and Resource Economics and Sciences Fishery Status Report 2010)
Bass Strait Central Zone Scallop Fishery     Commercial Scallop
Coral Sea Fishery     Other sea cucumber species (11 species), demersal and mid-water fish and crustaceans (Trawl and
Trap Sector)
    Black Teatfish, Prickly Redfish, White Teatfish, Surf Redfish and mixed reef fish (Line and Trap Sector). See AFMA Footnote 1
    Aquarium species, Tropical Rock Lobster and Trochus
Eastern Tuna and Billfish Fishery     Swordfish, Albacore Tuna, Yellowfin Tuna. See AFMA Footnote 2
    Striped Marlin. See AFMA Footnote 2
    Bigeye Tuna. See AFMA Footnote 2
Heard Island and McDonald Islands Fishery     Mackerel Icefish, Patagonian Toothfish. See AFMA Footnote 2
Macquarie Island Toothfish Fishery     Patagonian Toothfish. See AFMA Footnote 2
Norfolk Island Fisheries Not assessed  
Northern Prawn Fishery     White Banana Prawn, Red Legged Banana Prawn, Brown Tiger Prawn, Grooved Tiger Prawn, Blue Endeavour Prawn
    Red Endeavour Prawn
North West Slope Trawl Fishery     Scampi (3 species)
Skipjack Tuna Fishery     Skipjack Tuna, Pacific Ocean.
See AFMA Footnote 2
    Skipjack Tuna, Indian Ocean.
See AFMA Footnote 2
Small Pelagic Fishery     Australian Sardine, Blue Mackerel (east), Blue Mackerel (west), Jack Mackerel (east; 2 species); Jack Mackerel (west; 2 species) and Redbait (east)
    Redbait (west)
Southern Bluefin Tuna Fishery     Southern Bluefin Tuna. See AFMA Footnote 2
Southern and Eastern Scalefish and Shark Fishery     Blue Eye Trevalla, Blue Grenadier, Eastern School Whiting, Flathead (5 species), John Dory, Mirror Dory, Orange Roughy (Cascade Plateau), Oreo Dory – Smooth (Cascade Plateau), Oreo Dory – Smooth (non Cascade Plateau), Oreo Dory – other, Royal Red Prawn, Silver Trevally, Silver Warehou, Alfonsino, Bight Redfish, Deepwater Flathead, Elephant Fish, Gummy Shark Ocean Jacket (eastern) and Ocean Jacket (western)
    Gemfish (western) and Ocean Perch (2 species)
    Orange Roughy (eastern zone), Orange Roughy (southern zone), Orange Roughy (western zone) and Orange Rough (South Tasman Rise Fishery) See AFMA Footnote 3
    Blue Warehou1, Gulper Sharks
(3 species), School Shark and Gemfish (eastern)
    Jackass Morwong. See AFMA Footnote 4
    Pink Ling
    Ribaldo and Sawshark
    Orange Roughy (Great Australian Bight Trawl Sector), Deepwater Sharks (western; 18 species), Deepwater Sharks (eastern; 18 species) and Redfish (eastern)
Southern Squid Jig Fishery     Gould’s Squid
Western Deepwater Trawl Fishery     Bugs, Orange Roughy and Ruby Snapper
Western Tuna and Billfish Fishery     Albacore Tuna, Striped Marlin and Longtail Tuna. See AFMA Footnote 2
    Yellowfin Tuna Swordfish and Bigeye Tuna. See AFMA Footnote 2

1 There are two blue warehou stocks in the SESSF; an eastern stock and a western stock. These stocks are managed as a single management unit, under a single TAC. As a result of their being a single management unit, the stocks are afforded one status classification for biomass and one for fishing mortality, based on the outputs of the tier 4 assessments and a comparison of current catches with the RBCs. The Tier 4 assessment results for both stocks (east and west) indicate both are below the limit reference point and have been so for some time (overfished). Further, it does not appear that current catches will allow the stocks to recover in the timeframe specified by the recovery strategy (subject to overfishing).

Footnote 1: Historically, low levels of effort in this fishery have precluded investment in data collection and research.

Footnote 2: Species in this fishery are not the sole responsibility of AFMA, they are subject to international agreements managed through a Regional Fisheries Management Organisation (RFMO)

Footnote 3: The South Tasman Rise Fishery is subject to an international agreement with New Zealand and continues to be closed to fishing. The last analysis of catches by CSIRO was conducted in 2003.

Footnote 4: The assessment of Jackass Morwong is highly dependent on an assumption of stock separation. The overfishing classification only applies to the eastern stock. While catches from the eastern stock exceeded the recommended level, the most recent assessment suggests this stock is rebuilding rapidly. The western stock is neither overfished nor subject to overfishing with the biomass at more than triple the limit reference point.