Assessment of the implications of interactions between fur seals and sea lions and the southern rock lobster and gillnet sector of the Southern and Eastern Scalefish and Shark Fishery (SESSF) in South Australia
South Australian Research and Development Institute
Simon D. Goldsworthy
Principal Investigator: Simon D. Goldsworthy, Derek Hamer and Brad Page
1. Synthesise and review the PIRSA and AFMA fishery logbooks for the SA Rock Lobster and Commonwealth shark fisheries for reportings of interactions with seals.
2. Undertake a desktop risk assessment of seal-fishery interactions in the SA Rock lobster and Commonwealth shark fisheries, based on distribution of catch and effort in proximity to seal populations.
3. Review the managment responses related to the extent of protected species interactions with similar species and fisheries on a global scale.
4. Develop a proposal for a comprehensive study to assess the level and nature of interactions between seals and the SA Rock Lobster and Commonwealth shark fisheries, including the development of guidelines for measuring the performance of systems for monitoring, assessing and mitigating interactions between the fisheries and seals.