Potential of off-shore gillnetting in the Gulf of Carpentaria
1. To prove the commercial viability of an offshore gillnet fishery barramundi, king salmon, mackerel, shark, other in the Gulf of Carpentaria as an alternative to the barramundi fishery
The first stage of this project covered the offshore estuarine stocks of Barramundi and King Salmon. The second stage covers the fish in Commonwealth waters. The main area fished was from Karumba to Weipa and 30mls out to sea.
This project has proved a commercial success.