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Summary catch data and effort data for Exmouth Gulf Prawn Trawl Fishery from 1991 to 2006


Posted on 18 April 2013

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
Data Collection
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

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