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Fishery Status Reports 2006



Fishery Status Reports 2006

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Dept. of Primary Industry, Fisheries and Mines.


Fishery reports; Reports; PublicationNT; Fishery report ; no. 87




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Fishery resources -- Northern Territory -- Periodicals; Fisheries -- Northern Territory -- Periodicals; Shark fisheries -- Northern Territory -- Periodicals; Mackerel fisheries -- Northern Territory -- Periodicals; Crab fisheries -- Northern Territory -- Periodicals; Giant perch fisheries -- Northern Territory -- Periodicals; Lutjanidae fisheries -- Northern Territory -- Periodicals

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Dept. of Primary Industry, Fisheries and Mines

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Fishery report ; no. 87



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F I S H E R Y S T A T U S R E P O R T S 2 0 0 6 81 Stevens, J.D., West, G.J., and McLoughlin, K.J. (2000). Movements, recapture patterns, and factors affecting the return rate of carcharhinid and other sharks tagged off northern Australia. Marine and Freshwater Research. 51: 127-141. Stobutzki, I. Stevens, J., Miller, M., Salini, J., Deng, R., Fry, G., Taranto, T., McAuley, R., Buckworth, R., Gribble, N., McPherson, G, and McLoughlin, K. (2003). The Sustainability of Northern Sharks and Rays. Final Report to Environment Australia. Walters, C. and Buckworth, R. (1997). Shark and Spanish mackerel stocks assessed. Northern Territory Fishing Industry Council Newsletter. July 1997. 8: 14-15. Table 1. Management objectives, performance indicators, trigger points and management actions used in the Offshore Net and Line Fishery Species/ Group Management objectives Performance indicator Trigger reference point Management Response Taken Proposed Future actions Target shark species Black tip sharks C.tilstoni & C. sorrah Ensure intergenerational equity by maintaining ecologically sustainable annual catches in all sectors. Sustainable yield estimates. Catch levels increase to 2000 t over the next calendar year. Catch levels decline by 30 per cent over the previous two calendar years. Annual analysis and reporting of status. Cap on licences. Licence reduction scheme. Significant reduction of allowed effort in long line and pelagic net fishing gear. MACs to review fisheries annually and make recommendations to the Executive Director, Fisheries. Any amended arrangements will be implemented within 12 months of trigger being reached. Grey mackerel Sustainable yield estimates are developed. Until sustainable yield estimates are determined the trigger will be a rise or decline of 30 per cent of the catch from the previous calendar year.

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