Aller au contenu principal

    Report on the collection of environmental data during exploratory fishing by Australia in Division 58.4.1 during the 2015/16 fishing season

    Demander un document de réunion
    Numéro du document:
    D. Maschette, T. Lamb, D. Welsford, P. Yates and P. Ziegler
    Soumis par:
    Dale Maschette (Australia)
    Approuvé par:
    Dirk Welsford (Australia)

    Throughout exploratory longline fishing within Division 58.4.1 Australian vessel FV Antarctic Discovery deployed benthic video camera systems 15 times and environmental data loggers 33 times. Substrate was generally soft sediments or a combination of soft sediments and cobble stones. Vulnerable Marine Ecosystem indicator species were seen in low numbers within videos. The data collected during the 2015/16 season provides the beginnings of a dataset to allow for spatially-explicit habitat-use models for toothfish.