Gulf of Carpentaria Hammerhead Harvest Strategy 2021
Interim harvest strategy for hammerhead shark (Sphyrna spp.) in Queensland’s Gulf of Carpentaria Inshore Fishery (GOCIF). The aim of this harvest strategy is to manage fishing mortality through setting of sustainable catch limits based on the best available scientific information to ensure the sustainable management of all hammerhead shark species, in particular the scalloped hammerhead shark.
Please note the GOCIF is currently being considered for fishery reform in line with the Sustainable Fisheries Strategy 2017-2027, including the development of broader Gulf of Carpentaria fisheries harvest strategies. This Gulf of Carpentaria hammerhead harvest strategy will remain in place until broader harvest strategies are developed and implemented.