SOUTHERN SQUID JIG FISHERY

Major species:
Arrow Squid

Estimated catch 2009-10:
62 tonnes

Gross value of production 2009-10:
$93 000

DEVELOPMENTS IN 2010–11

  • Activity in the fishery remained low due to low market prices and competition from cheaper imported squid product.
  • The final report from the Fisheries Research and Development Corporation project ‘Arrow Squid- stock variability, fishing techniques, trophic linkages- facing the challenges’ is due for release shortly. Results of this project will provide a more detailed understanding of the relationship between Arrow Squid populations and environmental conditions.

REPORT AGAINST THE MANAGEMENT PLAN

The Southern Squid Jig Fishery continued to be managed under the arrangements in the Southern Squid Jig Fishery Management Plan 2005 during 2010–11. Based on the harvest strategy and the provisions of the management plan the total allowable effort limit for the 2011 season was set at 560 standard squid jigging machines.

Arrow squid is the major species targeted in the Southern Squid Fishery

Arrow squid is the major species targeted in the Southern Squid Fishery