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Technical annual report 2000-01

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Title

Technical annual report 2000-01

Collection

Dept. of Regional Development, Primary Industry, Fisheries and Resources technical annual report; Department of Regional Development, Primary Industry, Fisheries and Resources technical and annual report; Reports; PublicationNT; Technical bulletin (Northern Territory. Dept. of Primary Industry and Fisheries) ; no. 295

Date

2001-10

Description

Made available via the Publications (Legal Deposit) Act 2004 (NT).

Notes

Date:2001-10

Language

English

Subject

Agriculture -- Northern Territory -- Periodicals; Fisheries -- Northern Territory -- Periodicals

Publisher name

Dept. of Primary Industry and Fisheries

Place of publication

Darwin

Series

Technical bulletin (Northern Territory. Dept. of Primary Industry and Fisheries) ; no. 295

ISSN

0158-2763

Copyright owner

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Parent handle

https://hdl.handle.net/10070/223369

Citation address

https://hdl.handle.net/10070/687151

Page content

Department of Primary Industry and Fisheries 284 fishing observers in the region immediately adjacent to the Timor Reef fishery. Previous assessments were reviewed and further assessments were undertaken using models assembled by Prof. Walters. Full details of this assessment are presently being written up and will be available as a Fisheries Report in the near future. Monitoring Monitoring of the Timor Reef fishery has been conducted on commercial boats since 1990. While onboard, officers document fisheries practices, catch composition and, where possible, measure all commercial species. Biological Research Indonesia and Australia share gold band and red snapper resources in the Timor and Arafura Seas. Therefore in order to obtain a better understanding of the biology of these species, together with the stock structure and dynamics, a collaborative ACIAR funded project with NT, CSIRO and Indonesia was initiated in 1999. This project is focused on Goldband snapper (Pristipomoides multidens) and red snappers (Lutjanus malabaricus, L. erythropterus) stocks of northern Australia and eastern Indonesia, and now East Timor. Monthly samples have been obtained since April 1999 for biological research. Otoliths are removed, sectioned and read to provide growth information, and gonads are initially staged macroscopically, then histology is undertaken to provide reproductive information.