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 2018-19 fishing season

Species

Retained (kgs)

Discarded (kgs)

Blue Mackerel

3,810,547

10,500

Fish Oceanic (mixed)

 

3,950

Sharks (mixed)

 

1,820

Australian Sardine

132,237

500

Jack Mackerels

4,941,985

200

Bronze Whaler

 

155

Ocean Sunfish

 

13

Blue Shark

 

2

Shortfin Mako

 

1

Thresher Shark

 

1

Barracouta

210

0

Gemfish

30

0

Gould's Squid

200

0

Leatherjackets

520

0

Longfin Perch

38

0

Ocean Perch

150

0

Redbait

539,025

0

Short Sunfish

160

0

Australian Anchovy

2,720

0

Maray

42,640

0

Ocean Jacket

135

0

Redfish

170

0

Yellowstripe Scad

50

0

Yellowtail Scad

2,957

0

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