Developing a National Bycatch Reporting System

Project Number:



IC Independent Consulting Pty Ltd

Principal Investigator:

Steve J. Kennelly

Project Status:


FRDC Expenditure:



Environment, Industry


1. Using 4 jurisdictions as case studies, compile and synthesize all available reports/papers/datasets on fisheries bycatches, discards and TEPs interactions for each

2. Assess the quality of the data gathered using appropriate metrics

3. Develop templates and reporting processes, and identify programs, fisheries and/or species (including any surrogates/indicators), that together will form a national framework for bycatch reporting

4. Compile the above into a framework for future periodic bycatch reporting that dove-tails into the current SAFS system

5. Provide discard inputs (as available) for the Fisheries Health Check system being developed under FRDC 2014/008