2021/22 Flat Oyster Status
|Stock||Georges Bay Native Flat Oyster Fishery|
|Indicator(s)||Biomass estimate, recruitment|
The native flat oyster fishery is surveyed every two to three years for the purposes of estimating total biomass and assessing fishery status in order to assist with the allocation of quota for the forthcoming fishing years. Stock status of these bivalve fisheries was based on density and size composition data from the most recent surveys, plus consideration of trends in catch and CPUE data.
The low proportion of annual catch to TACC recorded in the native flat oyster fishery since 2008 would suggest that the current level of fishing pressure is unlikely to cause the stock to become recruitment overfished. In accordance with national stock status definitions, this fishery is assessed as sustainable.
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