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Fisheries biology and interaction in the northern Australian small mackerel fishery

Cameron, D. and Begg, G. (2002) Fisheries biology and interaction in the northern Australian small mackerel fishery. Project Report. State of Queensland, Brisbane.



The small mackerels comprising school mackerel (Scomberomorus queenslandicus), spotted mackerel (S. munroi) and grey mackerel (S. semifasciatus) are important and valued species to recreational and commercial fishers in northern Australia. Prior to this project very little was known about the basic biology of, or fisheries for, small mackerels. Each species was found to exhibit distinct life history patterns with differing stock structures. Though there is some overlap between fisheries, there was much spatial and temporal separation of the fisheries, with gill net specialisation for each species targeted by the commercial fishery. Recreational hook and line fisheries for school mackerel and spotted mackerel were important with most of the grey mackerel harvest taken by the commercial sector.

Item Type:Monograph (Project Report)
Funders:Fisheries Research Development Corporation
Corporate Creators:Department of Primary Industries, Queensland, Fisheries Research Development Corporation
Projects:FRDC Project Number 1992/144, FRDC Project Number 1992/144.02, DPI QO02006
Business groups:Animal Science
Additional Information:© The State of Queensland, Department of Primary Industries and the Fisheries Research Development Corporation, 2002.
Keywords:Final report ;
Subjects:Aquaculture and Fisheries > Fisheries > Fishery research
Science > Biology > Genetics
Aquaculture and Fisheries > Fisheries > Fishery management. Fishery policy
Live Archive:02 Jul 2019 02:08
Last Modified:03 Sep 2021 16:45

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