SMART Drumline Catch Report
During April 2020, 10 SMART drumlines (SDL) were deployed during daylight hours for 19 days across the Gracetown SMART drumline fishing zone. Weather permitting, SMART drumlines are deployed and retrieved each day. However, adverse weather conditions prevented the setting of SDLs for 11 days.
During April 2020, no target species (white sharks) were caught. Eight non-target sharks were caught. All sharks were tagged and released and there were no recaptures recorded.
Full details are listed in the tables below.
During April 2020 SMART buoys were activated 30 times, with an average response time of 10 minutes. The maximum response time of 30 minutes from alert via the SDL to arrival of the vessel at the SDL was not exceeded on any occasion.
TABLE 1. SMART DRUMLINE (SDL) TARGET SPECIES CATCH DETAILS FOR April 2020.
*No target species caught
TABLE 2. SMART DRUMLINE (SDL) NON-TARGET SPECIES CATCH DETAILS FOR April 2020.
|Date||Time||SDL Location||Species||Total length (CM)||Sex||Status|
|04 Apr 2020||14:17||Near Lefthanders Surfing Spot||Tiger Shark||290||Male||Alive|
|06 Apr 2020||11:20||Near South Point Surfing Spot||Shortfin Mako||250||Male||Alive|
|09 Apr 2020||10:11||Near North Point Surfing Spot||Tiger Shark||230||Female||Alive|
|14 Apr 2020||09:21||Near Ellensbrook Beach||Bronze Whaler||280||Male||Alive|
|14 Apr 2020||13:22||Near Lefthanders Surfing Spot||Tiger Shark||350||Female||Alive|
|18 Apr 2020||08:08||Near Ellensbrook Beach||Tiger Shark||240||Male||Alive|
|29 Apr 2020||13:33||Near Hangmans Surfing Spot||Tiger Shark||390||Female||Alive|
|30 Apr 2020||11:46||Near Cobblestones Surfing Spot||Tiger Shark||250||Female||Alive|