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Tasmanian recreational rock lobster and abalone fisheries: 2019-20 fishing season


Lyle, JM and Ewing, F and Ewing, G and Tracey, S, Tasmanian recreational rock lobster and abalone fisheries: 2019-20 fishing season, Institute for Marine and Antarctic Studies, University of Tasmania, Hobart, Tasmania, July (2020) [Government or Industry Research]

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This report provides an assessment of the 2019-20 recreational rock lobster and abalone fishing season and continues the time series monitoring trends in these fisheries commenced in the mid-1990s.

During 2019-20 almost 17,200 persons held at least one recreational rock lobster licence and 10,600 persons held a recreational abalone licence; representing a 5% fall in licence numbers when compared with 2018-19.

The assessment is provided by a survey involving a random sample of licence-holders who were contacted by telephone prior to the start of the 2019-20 fishing season and invited to participate in a phone-diary survey to monitor their rock lobster and abalone fishing activity between November 2019 and April 2020. A total of 506 respondents (402 valid licence-holders) completed the survey (83% effective response rate), providing detailed catch and effort information for each fishing trip undertaken. These data were scaled up to represent the activity of all licence-holders.

Item Details

Item Type:Government or Industry Research
Keywords:recreational fishery, rock lobster, abalone
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 - recreational freshwater
UTAS Author:Lyle, JM (Associate Professor Jeremy Lyle)
UTAS Author:Ewing, F (Ms Fiona Ewing)
UTAS Author:Ewing, G (Mr Graeme Ewing)
UTAS Author:Tracey, S (Associate Professor Sean Tracey)
ID Code:140239
Year Published:2020
Deposited By:Sustainable Marine Research Collaboration
Deposited On:2020-08-03
Last Modified:2020-08-03
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