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Bottom Fishing Impact Assessment (BFIA) for planned fishing activities by Australia in the Southern Indian Ocean Fisheries Agreement (SIOFA) Area – 2020 update

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Welsford, D and Ziegler, P and Maschette, D and Sumner, M, Bottom Fishing Impact Assessment (BFIA) for planned fishing activities by Australia in the Southern Indian Ocean Fisheries Agreement (SIOFA) Area - 2020 update, 5th Meeting of the Southern Indian Ocean Fisheries Agreement (SIOFA) Scientific Committee, 30 March-03 April 2020, La Reunion, pp. 1-17. (2020) [Refereed Conference Paper]


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Abstract

This paper updates the SIOFA Scientific Committee on Australia’s bottom fishing impact assessment for the SIOFA area. We have revised the historic Australian fishing footprint to include a small amount of fishing effort which was not included in the original footprint presented to SIOFA (Williams et al. 2011; Delegation of Australia 2018), and take into account updated bathymetric data. We also provide an assessment of Australia’s intention to undertake fishing using integrated weight longline to target Patagonian toothfish (Dissostichus eleginoides) on Williams Ridge, according to CMM 2019/05, and potting for spiny lobsters (Palinurus spp. and Jasus paulensis) within its historical fishing footprint, from 2020/21.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Conference Paper
Keywords:bottom fishing assessment
Research Division:Agricultural and Veterinary 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)
ID Code:138417
Year Published:2020
Deposited By:Fisheries and Aquaculture
Deposited On:2020-04-07
Last Modified:2020-05-21
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