For the period 1 August 2016 to 31 October 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.
|Game fish species||Weight (kg) retained and discarded||Number caught|
|Shortfin mako sharks||780||30|
|Thresher sharks (Bigeye and common)||6100||45|
|Gamefish species||Weight (kg) (retained and discarded|
|Shortfin mako sharks||30*|
|Thresher sharks (mixed)||5940|
|Total||6516kg and 30 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.