Bycatch and Discarding Workplans are developed in consultation with industry and research partners to find practical and affordable solutions to minimising bycatch and the discarding of target species.
These fishery specific workplans focus on ‘high risk’ bycatch and threatened, endangered and protected species identified though the ecological risk assessment process and in accordance with the AFMA Bycatch Strategy: Mitigating protected species interactions and general bycatch 2017-2022 (PDF, 593KB)
Click on the fisheries below to access their bycatch and discard workplans.
Southern and Eastern Scalefish and Shark Fishery Bycatch and Discard Workplans:
Commonwealth Trawl Sector 2021-25 Bycatch and Discard Workplan (PDF)
Great Australian Bight Trawl Sector 2018-19 Bycatch and Discarding Workplan (PDF, 520 KB)
Gillnet Hook and Trap Sector Bycatch and Discard Workplans:
Auto-longline Bycatch and Discard Workplan (PDF)