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Title:

Design and implementation of an Australian National Bycatch Report: Phase 1 - Scoping

Project Number:

2017-180

Organisation:

Pisces Australis Pty Ltd

Principal Investigator:

Andrew Penney

Project Status:

Current

FRDC Expenditure:

$41,383.00

Program(s):

Environment, Industry

Objectives

1. To identify and summarise international requirements for reporting on bycatch and discards for Australian fisheries, to inform design of a bycatch reporting process to meet these requirements.

2. To identify and describe key factors guiding and constraining Australian regional bycatch reporting including: jurisdictional legislation; other jurisdictional requirements for bycatch reporting; bycatch data and information availability; and other limitations or constraints on bycatch reporting.