SESSF Independent Survey

Assessing the Feasibility of an Industry-based Fishery-independent Survey of the South East Fishery

Objectives:

  1. Conduct a power analysis of the shot-by-shot data from commercial logbooks and the ISMP so that an initial assessment can be made of the sampling intensity that will be required to develop robust indices of relative abundance on the basis of trawl surveys.
  2. Design and hold a workshop involving industry, scientists, managers and invited experts with experience with industry-based surveys in multi-species, shelf edge and slop fisheries like the South East Fishery.
  3. Develop industry support for implementing industry-based surveys.