SMART Drumline Catch Report
During June 2020, 10 SMART drumlines (SDL) were deployed during daylight hours for 13 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 17 days.
During June 2020, no target species (white sharks) were caught. Two non-target sharks were caught, along with one other non-target species. All sharks were tagged and released and there were no recaptures recorded.
Full details are listed in the table below.
During June 2020 SMART buoys were activated 22 times, with an average response time of 12 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 JUNE 2020.
*No target species caught
TABLE 2. SMART DRUMLINE (SDL) NON-TARGET SPECIES CATCH DETAILS FOR JUNE 2020.
|Date||Time||SDL Location||Species||Total length (CM)||Sex||Status|
|07 June 2020||14:42||Near Cobblestones Surfing Spot||Shortfin Mako||190||F||Alive|
|07 June 2020||15:17||Near North Point Beach||Bronze Whaler||255||M||Alive|
|08 June 2020||11:28||Near North Point Beach||Samsonfish||145||U||Alive|