Eastern Australian Salmon Catch, Effort and CPUE

Catch, Effort and CPUE

Commercial landings of Eastern Australian Salmon in recent years have been low, driven by a substantial decline in landings by beach seine fishers, who have historically landed most of the catch.

Recent catches came from the north coast, and from the east and southeast coasts. Both effort and CPUE remain low compared with historic peaks. However, CPUE do not reveal clear trends and are unlikely to reflect biomass, which is a common problem for schooling species such as Eastern Australian Salmon.

The full 2021/22 Scalefish Assessment, released March 2024, can be found at the link:

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