Project number: 2014-036
Project Status:
Budget expenditure: $209,300.00
Principal Investigator: Charles A. Gray
Organisation: WildFish Research
Project start/end date: 30 Nov 2014 - 14 Apr 2016


This project was initiated in response to management and scientific needs for greater inclusion of recreational fisheries data for resources assessments of key recreationally caught species and for inclusion in environmental assessments of recreational fishing. This project was deemed a high priority outcome of the NSW DPI Resource Assessment Workshops in 2011, 2012 and again in 2013.


1. Deliver independent quantitative observer-based information on the diversity, rates of capture and length compositions of species retained and released from coastal charter boats in NSW
2. Obtain quantitative information and report on the ages and age compositions of catches of key fish species harvested by the coastal charter boat fishery in NSW
3. Provide summaries of analyses of data across appropriate spatial and temporal scales
4. Deliver summary profiles of charter boat cliental to industry
5. Compare on-board observer estimates of species retained and their rates of capture with industry logbooks
6. Provide feedback to industry and management on project objectives

Final report

ISBN: 978-0-9941504-9-3
Author: Charles Gray

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