For the period 1 May 2015 to 30 April 2016.

The Australian Fisheries Management Authority collects both logbook data (provided by the operator) and observer data (provided by independent AFMA observers). Weights for both logbook and observer data are estimates only and may differ. Accurate weights are determined using scales once the fish are landed on-shore and it is this verified weight that is deducted from the operator’s quota.

Observer data

Game fish species Weight (kg) Number caught
Australian bonito 242 85
Blue shark 5 1
Bronze whaler 1725 11
Dusky whaler 1650 15
School shark 170 28
Shortfin mako 1248 25
Southern bluefin tuna 120 1
Swordfish 221 6
Thresher sharks (includes pelagic, bigeye and common) 2110 16
Tiger shark 450 2
Total 7941 190

Logbook data

Game fish species Weight (kg)
Australian bonito 327
Blue shark 5
Bronze whaler 1785
Dusky whaler 1571
Gummy shark 10
School shark 132
Shortfin mako 25 animals*
Southern bluefin tuna 130
Swordfish 186
Thresher sharks (mixed) 1890
Tiger shar 450
Total 6486 kg and 25 Shortfin mako sharks

*Mako sharks (Shortfin and Longfin) are recorded in logbooks via a Listed Marine and Threatened Species Form, which record the number of animals not species weight.