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Development of a deep-water camera system capable of deployment on fishing gear


Lamb, T and Maschette, D and Wotherspoon, S and Kilpatrick, R, Development of a deep-water camera system capable of deployment on fishing gear, The Kerguelen Plateau: marine ecosystem and fisheries. Proceedings of the Second Symposium, 13-14 November 2017, Hobart, Tasmania, pp. 271-278. ISBN 9781876934316 (2019) [Refereed Conference Paper]


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Between 2006 and 2014, the Australian Antarctic Division (AAD) undertook an extensive study into the vulnerability of benthic habitats to impact by demersal fishing gear, including otter trawl, demersal longlining and pots (Welsford et al., 2014). A major component of the study was to examine the fishing ‘footprint’ of the different gear types to determine the extent of their interaction with benthic habitats. This was comparatively easy to estimate for trawl gear, but required that the lateral movement of demersal longlines and the drag of pots be quantified. A variety of mechanical and electronic methods, including inertial sensors and drag wheels, were trialled, but ultimately it was determined that only underwater video could provide the visual evidence of movement that would satisfy critics of the study.

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Item Type:Refereed Conference Paper
Keywords:fisheries management, habitat use, benthic camera
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:Maschette, D (Mr Dale Maschette)
UTAS Author:Wotherspoon, S (Dr Simon Wotherspoon)
ID Code:137152
Year Published:2019
Deposited By:Fisheries and Aquaculture
Deposited On:2020-02-03
Last Modified:2020-04-06
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