Fisheries Research Report No. 231
Government of Western Australia Department of Fisheries
1035 - 4549
This project identified that there is substantial spatial variation in the demersal fish assemblages in the NDSF with some species more abundant in the north of the fishery and others in the south. At finer scales within sites and depths there is spatial variation associated with different habitats (e.g. sand vs sponge gardens or reef).
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Northern Demersal Scalefish Fishery - Western Australia; Demersal fisheries; Trap fishing; Gear selectivity; Stock assessment; Resource availability; Geographical distribution; Underwater videography; Fishery management; Western Australia
Newman, S J, Harvey, E S, Rome, B M, McLean, D L, and Skepper, C L. (2012), Relative efficiency of fishing gears and investigation of resource availability in tropical demersal scalefish fisheries FRDC REPORT – PROJECT 2006/031. Government of Western Australia Department of Fisheries, Perth. Report Fisheries Research Report No. 231.