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Summaries of AFMA log book data on effort distribution for Commonwealth fisheries in the Australian Exclusive Economic Zone

This data set contains summaries of AFMA log book data on effort distribution for Commonwealth fisheries in the Australian Exclusive Economic Zone (excluding Cocos and Christmas Islands, Norfolk Island and the Sub-Antarctic Fisheries). The logbook data has been recorded and submitted to AFMA by commercial fishers. The data has been aggregated to produce summaries of total effort by gear type (summarised across fishery), over 5 year periods and at a 0.1 degree resolution where 5 boats or more operate. All effort information has been removed for areas where less than 5 boats operate and these areas are mapped to a 1 degree resolution. The 5 years periods (1996-2000, 2001-2005 and 2006-2010) correspond to State of Environment (SoE) Reporting, required under the EPBC Act 1999. The most recent reporting period (2011-14) is a four year period. Each is labelled by the years aggregated (ie 2001-2005) and the gear type (ie LLP = long line pelagic). The gear codes and aggregated fisheries and the shape file field descriptions are listed below. Notes: 1. Care needs to be taken when interpreting the fishing effort maps because in areas where there are less than 5 boats operating only the fishing footprint is displayed, consistent with the AFMA Information Disclosure Policy. The fishing footprint indicates that fishing occurred but does not provide information about the intensity of effort (number of operations etc). 2. Legal fishing by foreign flagged vessels occurred in the 1980s and early 1990s in the Australian Fishing Zone. These are shown as areas of higher effort in (i) trawl maps prior to 1990 north of Arnhem Land and (ii) pelagic longline maps up until 1997 south of Tasmania. 3. Minor line was historically recorded as a method in some of AFMA’s daily fishing logbooks, but is not in AFMAs current fishery logbooks. Minor line means trolling, or fishing using a rod or reel, handline or pole. 4. Trawl effort maps are missing Torres Strait Prawn Fishery data prior to 2004. 5. Gillnet effort maps prior to 1996 are not included due to data incompleteness. 6. Jigging data is currently incomplete and is not included. 7. Three records of Danish Seine were misreported (between 1996 and 2010) in the area of the Great Barrier Reef and have been removed. 8. Minor line was historically recorded as a method in some of AFMA’s daily fishing logbooks, but is not in AFMAs current fishery logbooks. Minor line means trolling, or fishing using a rod or reel, handline or pole. 9. Disclaimer: The data provided by AFMA may contain errors or be incomplete. AFMA makes no warranty or representation that the data is accurate or complete. Those who choose to use this data should make their own enquiries as to its accuracy and completeness and AFMA assumes no liability for any errors or omissions in the data provided, or for any decision by a person who chooses to rely on the data.

Field descriptions for shapefiles: CSQ_CODE: C-Squares code. 1 degree and 0.1 degree grids used CSQ_RESLN: C-Squares resolution of current polygon VESSELS: Number of vessels OPERATIONS: Number of operations HOURS: Effort in hours from start and end time HOOKSSET: Total hooks set NUMLINES: Number of lines deployed NETLENGTH: Gillnet Net Length

Fishery Aggregations GEAR_CODE_CSIRO GEAR_CODE_CSIRO_DESCN FISHERY NAME AL Auto Longline CSF Coral Sea Fishery AL Auto Longline GHT Gillnet, Hook and Trap Fishery AL Auto Longline SEN South East Non-Trawl Fishery AL Auto Longline TUN Tuna Fishery BL Demersal Longline CSF Coral Sea Fishery BL Demersal Longline ECT Eastern Tuna & Billfish Fishery BL Demersal Longline GHT Gillnet, Hook and Trap Fishery BL Demersal Longline SEN South East Non-Trawl Fishery BL Demersal Longline SSF Southern Shark Fishery BL Demersal Longline SSG Southern Shark Gillnet Fishery BL Demersal Longline SSH Southern Shark Hook Fishery DS Danish Seine GAB Great Australian Bight Fishery DS Danish Seine SET South East Trawl Fishery DS Danish Seine VIT Victorian Inshore Trawl Fishery DS Danish Seine WDW Western Deep Water Trawl Fishery GN Gillnet ECT Eastern Tuna & Billfish Fishery GN Gillnet GHT Gillnet, Hook and Trap Fishery GN Gillnet SEN South East Non-Trawl Fishery GN Gillnet SSF Southern Shark Fishery GN Gillnet SSG Southern Shark Gillnet Fishery GN Gillnet SSH Southern Shark Hook Fishery HL Handline CSF Coral Sea Fishery HL Handline ECT Eastern Tuna & Billfish Fishery HL Handline GHT Gillnet, Hook and Trap Fishery HL Handline SEN South East Non-Trawl Fishery HL Handline SSF Southern Shark Fishery HL Handline SSG Southern Shark Gillnet Fishery HL Handline SSH Southern Shark Hook Fishery HL Handline TUN Tuna Fishery HL Handline WTB Western Tuna and Billfish HL Handline WTF Southern & Western Tuna & Billfish Fishery J Jigging SPF Small Pelagic Fishery J Jigging SQJ Southern Squid Fishery J Jigging SQD Squid Fishery J Jigging SSF Southern Shark Fishery J Jigging SEN South East Non-Trawl Fishery LLP Pelagic Longline ECT Eastern Tuna & Billfish Fishery LLP Pelagic Longline TUN Tuna Fishery LLP Pelagic Longline WTB Western Tuna and Billfish LLP Pelagic Longline WTF Southern & Western Tuna & Billfish Fishery ML Minor Line ECT Eastern Tuna & Billfish Fishery ML Minor Line WTB Western Tuna and Billfish ML Minor Line WTF Southern & Western Tuna & Billfish Fishery PB Pole & Bait TUN Tuna Fishery PB Pole & Bait ECT Eastern Tuna & Billfish Fishery PB Pole & Bait GHT Gillnet, Hook and Trap Fishery PB Pole & Bait JMF Jack Mackerel Fishery PB Pole & Bait SBT Southern Bluefin Tuna Fishery PB Pole & Bait SEN South East Non-Trawl Fishery PB Pole & Bait WTB Western Tuna and Billfish PB Pole & Bait WTF Southern & Western Tuna & Billfish Fishery PS Purse Seine ECT Eastern Tuna & Billfish Fishery PS Purse Seine EST Eastern Skipjack Fishery PS Purse Seine JMF Jack Mackerel Fishery PS Purse Seine SBT Southern Bluefin Tuna Fishery PS Purse Seine SPF Small Pelagic Fishery PS Purse Seine TUN Tuna Fishery PS Purse Seine WST Western Skipjack Fishery PS Purse Seine WTF Southern & Western Tuna & Billfish Fishery TL Trotline CSF Coral Sea Fishery TL Trotline ECT Eastern Tuna & Billfish Fishery TL Trotline GHT Gillnet, Hook and Trap Fishery TL Trotline SEN South East Non-Trawl Fishery TL Trotline TUN Tuna Fishery TR Trolling CSF Coral Sea Fishery TR Trolling ECT Eastern Tuna & Billfish Fishery TR Trolling SSF Southern Shark Fishery TR Trolling TSF Torres Strait Fishery TR Trolling WTF Southern & Western Tuna & Billfish Fishery TW Trawling CSF Coral Sea Fishery TW Trawling ECD East Coast Deepwater Trawl Fishery TW Trawling GAB Great Australian Bight Fishery TW Trawling JMF Jack Mackerel Fishery TW Trawling NPF Northern Prawn Fishery TW Trawling NWS North West Slope Trawl Fishery TW Trawling SET South East Trawl Fishery TW Trawling SPF Small Pelagic Fishery TW Trawling STR South Tasman Rise Fishery TW Trawling TSP Torres Strait Prawn Fishery TW Trawling TUN Tuna Fishery TW Trawling VIT Victorian Inshore Trawl Fishery TW Trawling WDW Western Deep Water Trawl Fishery

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Title Summaries of AFMA log book data on effort distribution for Commonwealth fisheries in the Australian Exclusive Economic Zone
Type Dataset
Language English
Licence Other
Data Status inactive
Update Frequency annually
Landing Page http://data.gov.au/dataset/438a5219-3926-4648-bb7a-dbfcc3a8824e
Date Published 2017-06-24
Date Updated 2017-06-24
Contact Point
CSIRO Marine and Amospheric Research
piers.dunstan@csiro.au
Geospatial Coverage {"type": "Polygon", "coordinates": [[[108.0, -50.0], [170.0, -50.0], [170.0, -7.0], [108.0, -7.0], [108.0, -50.0]]]}
Jurisdiction Commonwealth of Australia
Data Portal Australian Oceans Data Network CSW Harvester
Publisher/Agency CSIRO Marine and Amospheric Research
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