Fisheries Research Report No. 244
Government of Western Australia Department of Fisheries
1035 - 4549
Mitigation of endangered, threatened and protected (ETP) species is a challenge in many commercial fisheries globally and independent observer programs are often implemented to determine accurate estimates of interaction rates. However, interactions with ETP species may be extremely rare requiring very high and therefore costly levels of observer coverage to provide adequate statistical rigor for such programs.
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Pilbara Fish Trawl Fishery - Western Australia; Bycatch; Trawl nets; Trawling; Rare species; Dolphins; Turtles; Snakes; Sawfishes; Pilbara region - Western Australia
Wakefield, C B, Blight, S, Thomson, A W, Syers, C, and O'Donoghue, S. (2014), Independent observations of catches and subsurface mitigation efficiencies of modified trawl nets for endangered, threatened and protected megafauna bycatch in the Pilbara Fish Trawl Fishery. Government of Western Australia Department of Fisheries, Perth. Report Fisheries Research Report No. 244.