Title:

Effects of Trawling Subprogram: commercialisation of bycatch reduction strategies and devices in northern Australian prawn trawl fisheries

Project Number:

1996-254

Orgnisation:

Department of Agriculture and Fisheries (QLD)

Principal Investigator:

Julie Robins

Project Status:

Completed

FRDC Expenditure:

$986,253.71

Program(s):

Environment

Final Report - 1996/254 - Effects of Trawling Subprogram: commercialisation of bycatch reduction strategies and devices in northern Australian prawn trawl fisheries

Final Report
ISBN:0-7345-0096-3
ISSN:
Author(s):
Date Published:July 2010

Principal Investigator: J. Robins, S. Eayrs, M. Campbell, G. Day and J. McGilvray

Key Words:

Objectives

1. Inform and consult commercial trawl fishers about ways and means of reducing the catch of non-target organisms in their trawl nets.

2. Further develop promising by-catch reduction devices and other by-catch reduction strategies under commercial conditions.

3. Document, accumulate and publish performance data of turtle excluder devices and by-catch reduction gears suitable for the commercial fishing industry of the Queensland East Coast, the Torres Strait, the Northern Prawn Fishery, and other interested parties.

4. Encourage and promote the use of by-catch reduction devices by commercial trawl operators.