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Spanish mackerel update 2009

  • Cover image of the publication Spanish mackeral results update
    Cover of the Spanish mackerel results update
Queensland Primary Industries and Fisheries
Publication details:
Department of Employment Economic Development and Innovation, Brisbane, Australia
August 2009
Bibliographic details:
4 pages

Report summary

The department collects biological information from the commercial and recreational catch. Spanish mackerel from the region between Cairns and the New South Wales border have been monitored since 1998. In 2007, the sampling program was expanded to include an area of the Gulf of Carpentaria, between Weipa and the Northern Territory border. The information collected by the program helps assess the status of Spanish mackerel stocks in Queensland waters.

The department collects data from commercial catches at fish wholesalers and retailers, onboard vessels or from samples kept by fishers. Data are also obtained directly from commercial fishers who measure the fish they catch. Recreational catches are sampled at fishing tournaments, during boat ramp surveys, and onboard charter boats. Important data are also obtained from fish frames donated by recreational fishers.

Data is presented on length frequency and age at length.

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Spanish mackerel results update 2009 (PDF, 516.7KB)

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Email FisheriesMonitoring@daf.qld.gov.au or Contact us on 13 25 23

Last updated 11 March 2015