For the period 1 May 2016 to 31 July 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) retained and discarded Number caught
Australian bonito 143 58
Shortfin mako 135 4
Thresher sharks (bigeye and common) 3490 32
Total 3768 94

Logbook data

Game fish species Weight (kg) retained and discarded
Australian bonito 144
Shortfin mako 4 animals*
Thresher sharks (mixed) 3490
Total 363kg and 4 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.