During the two-year trial (21 February 2019 to 20 February 2021), the SMART drumlines trial caught two white sharks (target species), 266 non-target sharks including tiger and bronze whaler sharks, and 43 other non-target marine animals.
A summary of the catch reports can be seen in the tables below. For more information view Fisheries Occasional Publication 139 and Fisheries Occasional Publication 140
Table 1: Total catch of target species (21 February 2019 to 20 February 2021)
Table 2: Total catch of non-target species (21 February 2019 to 20 February 2021)
For more detailed catch information please click on the monthly catch reports below:
Fishing operations continued until the 20 May 2021, while the scientific assessment took place.