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 2020-21 fishing season

Species Retained (kg) Discarded (kg)
Blue Mackerel 6,218,690 44,197
Common Jack Mackerel 5,468,667 37,481
Redbait (mixed) 2,011,290 7,983
Jack Mackerel (mixed) 420,751 0
Australian Sardine 86,099 10
Yellowtail Scad 8,892  
Maray 4,617  
Australian Anchovy 3,534 5
Squids 746 85
Redfish 389 0
Barracouta 358 0
Ocean Jacket 213 0
Silver Sweep 200  
Leatherjackets - unspecified 123 0
Silver Warehou 64 1,100
Latchet 49 0
Bailer Shells 35 0
Australian Bonito 20  
Eastern Orange Perch 10 0
Platypus Sharks (mixed) 1 0
Blue Marlin 0 60
Bronze Whaler 0 200
Bull Shark 0 70
Fish Oceanic (mixed) 0 18,305
Giant Manta Ray 0 150
Grey Reef Shark 0 200
Roughskin Dogfishes (mixed) 0 95
Sharks (mixed) 0 6,028
Short Sunfish 0 38,442
Shortfin Mako 0 35
Striped Marlin 0 200
Swordfish 0 20
Thresher Shark 0 1,010
Tiger Shark 0 275

Find the catch data for SPF past seasons: