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 2015-16 fishing season

Species (standard name) Retained catch (kg) Discarded catch (kg)
Jack Mackerel 6,950,411 42,230
Redbait (mixed) 1,373,286 36,642
Blue Mackerel 3,001,256 33,011
Australian Sardine 114,333 5,725
Gould's Squid 299 5,572
Rubyfish (mixed) 2,246
Thresher Sharks (mixed) 1,890
Bronze Whaler 1,785
Dusky Whaler 1,571
Redfish 1,440
Barracouta 1,332
Silver Warehou 24,656 1,233
Blue Grenadier 5 1,160
Short Sunfish 875
Salpid salps 589
Tiger Shark 450
Frigate Mackerel 370 437
Latchet 656 240
Australian Bonito 90 237
Swordfish 186
Mirror Dory 150
School Shark 132
Southern Bluefin Tuna 130
Leatherjackets 104
Octopuses 90
Porcupine Fish 83
Giant Manta Ray 80
Gemfish 71
Toadfishes unspecified 59
Sponges 50
Ocean Jacket 47
Laternfishes 45
Oilfish 44
Silver Trevally 39
Scad (mixed) 34
Blue Warehou 30
Frostfish 30
Silver Dory 26
Shortfin Mako 18
Fish (mixed) 15
Gummy Shark 10
Hapuku 15 10
Flatheads 9
Red Gurnard 9
Blue Shark 5
Jackass Morwong 5
Common Sawshark 4
Knifejaw 3
Long Tail Rubies / Snapper 3
Southern Ribbonfish 3
Amberjack 2
Elephant fish 2
Longfin Perch 2
Roughies 2
Cardinalfishes 1
Greeneye Dogfish 1
Reef Ocean Perch 1
Stingrays 1
Swallowtail 1
Cosmopolitan Rubyfish 11,450 0
Maray 13,820 0
Yellowtail Scad 1,860 0
Total 11,492,507 140,202
% Discards 1.2%