SMART Drumline Catch Report
During July 2020, 10 SMART drumlines (SDL) were deployed during daylight hours for eight 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 23 days.
During July 2020, no target species (white sharks) were caught. No non-target sharks were caught. Only one non-target species was captured. There were no recaptures recorded.
Full details are listed in the table below.
During July 2020 SMART buoys were activated 19 times, with an average response time of 9 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 JULY 2020.
*No target species caught
TABLE 2. SMART DRUMLINE (SDL) NON-TARGET SPECIES CATCH DETAILS FOR JULY 2020.
|Date||Time||SDL Location||Species||Total Length (CM)||Sex||Status|
|04 July 2020||12:24||Near Ellensbroook Beach||Smooth Stingray||170||U||Alive|