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Standardised catch rates for Queensland Moreton Bay bugs (Thenus spp.)

Helidoniotis, F. (2020) Standardised catch rates for Queensland Moreton Bay bugs (Thenus spp.). Project Report. State of Queensland.

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Abstract

Annual harvest and catch rates of Moreton Bay bugs (Thenus spp.) are presented for two major fishing areas in Queensland. Data on commercial catch and effort was analysed to estimate catch rate in each area as a proxy for biomass. Overall, the catch rate increased between 2002 and 2013 in both areas. After 2014, the catch rate from the northern area declined while the southern area increased. The increase in the south is likely due to the targeting of Moreton Bay bugs as the market value for bugs increased.

Item Type:Monograph (Project Report)
Business groups:Fisheries Queensland
Keywords:Moreton Bay bug, catch rate, Thenus, Queensland, fisheries, catch, harvest
Subjects:Science > Statistics > Statistical data analysis
Aquaculture and Fisheries > Fisheries
Aquaculture and Fisheries > Fisheries > Fishery resources
Aquaculture and Fisheries > Fisheries > Fishery for individual species
Deposited On:07 Dec 2020 23:56
Last Modified:03 Sep 2021 16:46

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