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Smart Drumline Catch Report

January 2021

Operation Summary

During January 2021, 10 SMART drumlines (SDL) were deployed during daylight hours for 28 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 three days.

Catch Summary

During January 2021, no target species (white sharks) were caught. Forty seven non-target sharks were caught, along with three other non-target species (smooth stingray). All sharks brought alongside the boat were tagged and released and there were no recaptures recorded.

Full details are listed in the table below.

Other Comments

During January 2021 SMART buoys were activated 89 times, with an average response time of 11 minutes. The maximum response time of 30 minutes from alert via the SDL to arrival of the vessel at the SDL was exceeded on three occasions. On all three occasions the alerts were false alarms. 

TABLE 1. SMART DRUMLINE (SDL) TARGET SPECIES CATCH DETAILS FOR JANUARY 2021.

*No target species caught

TABLE 2. SMART DRUMLINE (SDL) NON-TARGET SPECIES CATCH DETAILS FOR JANUARY 2021. 

Date Time SDL Location Species Total Lenght (cm) Sex Status
02 Jan 2021 08:16 near Cobblestones Surfing Spot, north of Gracetown Tiger Shark 299 F Alive
02 Jan 2021 17:57 near North Point Surfing Spot, Gracetown Shortfin Mako 185 F Alive
03 Jan 2021 10:30 near North Point Beach, north of Gracetown Tiger Shark* 309 F Alive
03 Jan 2021 15:38 near Veryiuca Brook, north of Gracetown Tiger Shark 296 F Alive
04 Jan 2021 13:32 near North Point Beach, north of Gracetown Tiger Shark 261 F Alive
05 Jan 2021 07:31 near Lefthanders Surfing Spot, south of Gracetown Tiger Shark 288 M Alive
05 Jan 2021 08:06 near Cobblestones Surfing Spot, south of Gracetown Tiger Shark 205 M Alive
05 Jan 2021 08:33 near North Point Beach, north of Gracetown Smooth Stingray 80 M Alive
05 Jan 2021 13:37 near North Point Beach, north of Gracetown Tiger Shark 250 M Alive
05 Jan 2021 15:20 near Cobblestones Surfing Spot, south of Gracetown Tiger Shark 252 F Alive
06 Jan 2021 07:18 near North Point Surfing Spot, Gracetown. Tiger Shark 252 M Alive
06 Jan 2021 09:52 near Hangmans Surfing Spot, north Gracetown Tiger Shark* 425 M Alive
06 Jan 2021 15:27 near North Point Beach, north of Gracetown Tiger Shark 240 F Alive
06 Jan 2021 17:57 near North Point Beach, north of Gracetown Tiger Shark* 350 M Alive
07 Jan 2021 11:16 near North Point Surfing Spot, Gracetown. Tiger Shark 235 M Alive
07 Jan  2021 12:13 near North Point Beach, north of Gracetown Tiger Shark 230 U Alive
07 Jan 2021 12:44 near Cobblestones Surfing Spot, south of Gracetown Tiger Shark 274 F Alive 
07 Jan 2021 14:34 near Ellensbrook Beach, south of Gracetown Tiger Shark 225 M Alive
07 Jan 2021 16:50 near Hangmans Surfing Spot, north of Gracetown Tiger Shark 230 U Alive
08 Jan 2021 13:18 near Hangmans surfing spot, north of Gracetown Smooth Stingray 157 F Alive
09 Jan 2021 07:49 near North Point Beach, north of Gracetown Tiger Shark 278 M Alive
09 Jan 2021 08:17 near Hangmans Surfing Spot, north Gracetown Tiger Shark* 395 M Alive
09 Jan 2021 10:27 near Ellensbrook Beach, south of Gracetown Tiger Shark 270 F Alive
09 Jan 2021 14:54 near North Point Beach, north of Gracetown Tiger Shark 150 F Alive
09 Jan 2021 16:27 near Guillotine Surfing Spot, north of Gracetown Tiger Shark 231 F Alive
11 Jan 2021 08:43 near Cobblestones Surfing Spot, south of Gracetown Smooth Stingray 130 F Alive
11 Jan 2021 09:54 near North Point Surfing Spot, Gracetown Tiger Shark 264 M Alive
13 Jan 2021 08:11 near Veryiuca Brook, north of Gracetown Tiger Shark* 310 M Alive
13 Jan 2021 09:56 near North Point Surfing Spot, Gracetown Smooth Hammerhead 288 F Alive
13 Jan 2021 12:42 near North Point Surfing Spot, Gracetown Tiger Shark 260 F Alive
15 Jan 2021 10:45 near Hangmans Surfing Spot, north Gracetown Tiger Shark 200 F Alive
15 Jan 2021 16:05 near Veryiuca Brook, north of Gracetown Tiger Shark 218 F Alive
16 Jan 2021 12:11 near Cobblestones Surfing Spot, south of Gracetown Tiger Shark* 397 F Alive
16 Jan 2021 15:17 near Ellensbrook Beach, south of Gracetwon Shortfin Mako 270 F Alive
16 Jan 2021 17:39 near Veryiuca Brook, north of Gracetown Tiger Shark 251 Alive
17 Jan 2021 13:13 near Veryiuca Brook, north of Gracetown Tiger Shark 277 F Alive
19 Jan 2021 07:17 near North Point Surfing Spot, Gracetown Tiger Shark 200 U Alive
19 Jan 2021 08:17 near Hangmans Surfing Spot, north Gracetown Tiger Shark 279 M Alive
19 Jan 2021 09:57 near Cobblestones Surfing Spot, south of Gracetown Tiger Shark 267 F Alive
19 Jan 2021 13:57 near Hangmans Surfing Spot, north Gracetown Tiger Shark* 347 F Alive
19 Jan 2021 18:04 near The Womb Surfing Spot, south of Gracetown Tiger Shark 221 F Alive
23 Jan 2021 10:23 near North Point Surfing Spot, Gracetown Tiger Shark 225 F Alive
24 Jan 2021 10:49 near Ellensbrook Beach, south of Gracetown Tiger Shark 295 F Alive
24 Jan 2021 12:21 near North Point Beach, north of Gracetown Bronze Whaler 295 M Alive
26 Jan 2021 13:40 near Veryiuca Brook, north of Gracetown Tiger Shark* 430 F Alive
26 Jan 2021 14:31 near Guillotine Surfing Spot, north of Gracetown Tiger Shark 195 F Alive
26 Jan 2021 15:11 near North Point Beach, north of Gracetown Tiger Shark 248 M Alive
26 Jan 2021 15:54 near Lefthanders Surfing Spot, south of Gracetown Tiger Shark 355 F Alive
27 Jan 2021 10:33 near Hangmans Surfing Spot, north Gracetown  Tiger Shark* 316 F Alive
31 Jan 2021 09:55 near Cobblestones Surfing Spot south of Gracetown Tiger Shark 244 M Alive

*animal was relocated