Summary catch data and effort data for Exmouth Gulf Prawn Trawl Fishery from 1991 to 2006
- Ben Radford
The dataset shows shows catch information for the Exmouth Gulf Fishery from 1996 to 2010
Main target species: Western king prawns (Penaeus latisulcatus), brown tiger prawns (Penaeus esculentus), endeavour prawns (Metapenaeus spp.) and banana prawns (Penaeus merguiensis).
Method: Otter trawl.
Area: Deeper central and north-western sectors of Exmouth Gulf on mud/sand habitat.
Additional information: Active trawling kept below 40% of total fishery area within Gulf. Sixteen licensed vesselssince 2003, twelve active in 2004 and 2005. Cyclones exert significant negative impact on catches - fishery catches considered to have recovered by 2003 from Cyclone Vance in 1999.
|Custodian(s)||Department of Fisheries Western Australia|
|Owner Institutions(s)||Department of Fisheries Western Australia|
|Data Units||Data field for each species are catch (tonnes), Gross value of production (GVP) in millons of dollars ($M), Effort in hours and Empolyment (number of people)|
|Region & Spatial Extent||Exmouth Gulf|
1996 - 2006
|Maintenance & Update Frequency||ongoing|
|Resource Constraints||The data is Public Good, but users must acknowledge the Data Owner(s).|
|References||Data sources: Annual State of Commercial Fisheries Reports (http://www.fish.wa.gov.au)|
|Dataset Short Name||Ning_FisheriesWA_PrawnTrawlCatch_1996_2006|