The following data includes the retained and discarded catch figures for purse seine and midwater trawl vessels operating in the Small Pelagic Fishery. AFMA publishes all interactions with protected species quarterly at afma.gov.au.

Disclaimer

This table is based on raw (unprocessed) data and may contain errors or be incomplete. AFMA makes no warranty or representation that the data is accurate or complete. Those who choose to use this data should make their own enquiries as to its accuracy and completeness and AFMA assumes no liability for any errors or omissions in the data provided, or for any decision by a person who chooses to rely on the data.

This data is logbook data and may be inconsistent with total annual retained catch data from Catch Disposal Records (CDR), as published via the Catchwatch reports on AFMA’s website. It is not unusual for logbook data to vary slightly from CDR data, as logbook data is an estimated weight. CDR data, which is a verified weight, is deducted from each operator’s quota holdings.

Catch data 2017-18 fishing season

Species

Retained (kgs)

Discarded (kgs)

Jack Mackerel

2,747,691

69,870

Blue Mackerel

2,857,716

49,883

Ocean Sunfish

 

8,450

Yellowtail Scad

90

1,250

Ocean Jacket

6,326

806

Gould's Squid

7,973

536

Shortfin Mako

 

245

Sharks (mixed)

 

180

Redbait

9,520

163

Alfonsino

 

150

Reef Ocean Perch

1,227

150

Eastern Orange Perch

2,167

104

Fish (mixed)

 

100

Giant Manta Ray

 

100

Redfish

1,483

100

Tang's Snapper

 

100

Latchet

72

50

Ruby Snapper

 

50

Barracouta

60

17

Gemfish

2,172

13

Toadfishes unspecified

 

4

Yellowspotted Boarfish

 

2

Australian Anchovy

5,310

0

Australian Sardine

99,418

0

Dusky Whaler

160

0

Jackass Morwong

31

0

King Dory

94

0

Maray

22,680

0

Red Gurnard

73

0

Silver Warehou

1,030

0

Splendid Perch

239

0

Striped Marlin

180

0

Tiger Flathead

118

0

Find the catch data for past fishing season on afma.gov.au