Status of Fisheries Resources in NSW 2008/09
The Status of Fisheries Resources in NSW 2008/09 is a general overview of the state of marine and estuarine fish populations that are harvested by commercial and recreational fishing in NSW. In particular, the document contains a summary of the state of knowledge of 108 important species or species groups caught by commercial and recreational fishers in NSW marine and estuarine waters.
Information within the Status of Fisheries Resources in NSW 2008/09 can be accessed in several ways. Rather than download the full report (10 MB) you can select the smaller (2-4 page) reports available for each of the 108 species or species groups.
Shorter species reports
Each of these shorter reports typically includes:
- the standard and scientific names for the species (or each species in the group)
- an illustration of the fish or shellfish
- background information about the biology of the species
- more detailed comments about harvesting issues in NSW
- a graph of the commercial catches and catch by commercial fishery
- a statement about the recreational catch
- a graph of the catch rates (i.e. catch corrected for the amount of fishing effort)
- information about the distribution of lengths of harvested fish (if available)
- growth patterns of individual fish (if available)
- a bibliography, and
- additional taxonomic links on the species harvested.
A short document How to Read the Species Reports explaining these elements can be downloaded here 700 KB