SMART Drumline Catch Report
During November 2019, 10 SMART drumlines (SDL) were deployed during daylight hours for 25 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 five days.
During November 2019, no target species (white sharks) were caught, while 17 non-target sharks were caught, along with two other non-target species. All animals were released alive.
Full details are listed in the table below.
During November 2019 SMART buoys were activated 36 times, with an average response time of 10 minutes. The maximum response time of 30 minutes was not exceeded on any occasion.
Table 1. SMART drumline (SDL) target species catch details for November 2019.
*No target species caught.
Table 2. SMART drumline (SDL) non-target catch details for November 2019.
|Date||Time||SDL Location||Species||Total Length (cm)||Sex||Status|
|4 November 2019||12:22||Near South Point surfing spot||Shortfin Mako||178||Female||Alive|
|6 November 2019||11:07||Near Ellensbrook surfing spot||Smooth Stingray||165||Female||Alive|
|9 November 2019||9:37||Near South Point surfing spot||Tiger Shark||300||Female||Alive|
|9 November 2019||11:30||Near Guillotine surfing spot||Tiger Shark||260||Female||Alive|
|14 November 2019||12:31||Near North Point surfing spot||Shortfin Mako||150||Unknown||Alive|
|15 November 2019||11:59||Near Veryiuca Brook||Tiger Shark||280||Male||Alive|
|16 November 2019||7:25||Near Lefthanders surfing spot||Tiger Shark||370||Male||Alive|
|16 November 2019||12:34||Near Ellensbrook surfing spot||Bronze Whaler||280||Male||Alive|
|17 November 2019||13:23||Near Ellensbrook surfing spot||Bronze Whaler||260||Male||Alive|
|19 November 2019||10:45||Near Guillotine surfing spot||Bronze Whaler||260||Female||Alive|
|19 November 2019||12:01||Near Cobblestones surfing spot||Bronze Whaler||240||Male||Alive|
|25 November 2019||7:42||Near Cobblestones surfing spot||Bronze Whaler||230||Male||Alive|
|26 November 2019||9:05||Near Lefthanders surfing spot||Tiger Shark||295||Female||Alive|
|26 November 2019||13:35||Near Guillotine surfing spot||Tiger Shark||290||Female||Alive|
|26 November 2019||13:54||Near The Womb surfing spot||Tiger Shark||400||Female||Alive|
|27 November 2019||10:46||Near North Point Beach||Bronze Whaler||265||Male||Alive|
|29 November 2019||7:12||Near North Point Beach||Bronze Whaler||220||Male||Alive|
|30 November 2019||9:03||Near North Point Beach||Smooth Stingray||90||Male||Alive|
|30 November 2019||11:13||Near Ellensbrook surfing spot||Bronze Whaler||250||Male||Alive|