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TrackMapper Rises

Courtney, Anthony and Campbell, Alex and Quinn, Ross and O'Neill, Michael and Campbell, Matthew and Shen, Jason and Emery, Michael (2016) TrackMapper Rises. Project Report. Department of Agriculture and Fisheries, State of Queensland.

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Abstract

This project repaired and upgraded non-functional Department of Agriculture and Fisheries (DAF) TrackMapper software, to a faster, functional, user-friendly, web-based application that can be directly accessed by researchers, fishery managers and others.
TrackMapper is database software that was developed by DAF researchers in 2007 as part of an externally funded Fisheries Research and Development Corporation project (FRDC project 2002/056 Innovative stock assessment and effort mapping using VMS and electronic logbooks). However, over the last 5-6 years, the program has become incompatible with contemporary Windows-based operating platforms, rendering it inoperable.
TrackMapper was developed for the Queensland east coast otter trawl fishery, which is the state’s most valuable commercial fishery, harvesting 7000-8000 t of seafood annually valued at $80-90 million. The most useful feature of TrackMapper is that it can produce maps of fishing effort, catch and catch rates for the fishery at a spatial resolution that is 10-50 times that reported using logbook data alone.
This information can be used for a range of fisheries management and research tasks, including the assessment of targeted stocks of prawns, scallops, bugs and stout whiting, as well as impacts on the bottom and other non-target bycatch species. This is noteworthy as much of the fishery occurs in waters of the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park (GBRMP), which has World Heritage status.

Item Type:Monograph (Project Report)
Business groups:Animal Science
Subjects:Science > Statistics > Statistical software
Aquaculture and Fisheries > Fisheries > Fishery research
Deposited On:22 Nov 2016 04:10
Last Modified:16 Jan 2017 23:42

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