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Tasmanian Octopus Fishery Assessment 2016/2017


Bradshaw, S and Moore, BR and Hartmann, K, Tasmanian Octopus Fishery Assessment 2016/2017, Institute for Marine and Antarctic Studies, University of Tasmania, Hobart, Tasmania, March (2018) [Contract Report]

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The Tasmanian Octopus Fishery is a multi-species fishery in the Bass Strait primarily targeting Octopus pallidus, with Macroctopus maorum and Octopus tetricus landed as byproduct (Table 1). The Scalefish Fishery Management Plan (revised in 2015) provides the management framework for the fishery. The (commercial) fishery remains a sole operator fishery with the same operator since commencement in 1980.

In this assessment, the octopus fishery is described state-wide in terms of catch (as a proxy for fishing mortality), effort and catch rates (as a proxy for biomass). A more detailed analysis of catch, effort and catch rates at the fishing block level is also presented. The commercial catch history for the period 2000/01 to 2016/17 is assessed.

Item Details

Item Type:Contract Report
Keywords:Octopus pallidus, Tasmania, fisheries management, stock assessment
Research Division:Agricultural, Veterinary and Food Sciences
Research Group:Fisheries sciences
Research Field:Fisheries management
Objective Division:Animal Production and Animal Primary Products
Objective Group:Fisheries - wild caught
Objective Field:Fisheries - wild caught not elsewhere classified
UTAS Author:Bradshaw, S (Mr Stephen Bradshaw)
UTAS Author:Moore, BR (Dr Bradley Moore)
UTAS Author:Hartmann, K (Dr Klaas Hartmann)
ID Code:125265
Year Published:2018
Deposited By:Fisheries and Aquaculture
Deposited On:2018-04-10
Last Modified:2018-04-11
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