Tropical Rock Lobster Catch Watch Report - May 2018

Tropical Rock Lobster Catch Watch Report - May 2018

  • The sustainable catch limit for this season is 190,650 kg, pending final agreement with PNG.
  • The total reported catch to date is 162,274 kg or 85 per cent of the catch limit.
  • Total reported catch to date includes additional catch disposal records (CDR) from December - April that were returned late.
  • Completed CDRs must be submitted to AFMA within 3 days of completion.
  • The TRL Fishery will be closed when the sustainable catch limit is caught.
2018 Tropical Rock Lobster Catch Watch
Month Reported catch (kg) 17 May 2018†
Dec - 2017 14,787.11
Jan - 2018 13,050.10
Feb - 2018 60,040.17
Mar - 2018 43,727.82
Apr - 2018 29,226.11
May - 2018* 1,433.16
Total 162,274.48

*May catch is catch reported up to 17 May 2018. These figures include catch that was returned late.

† The landed catch figures are sourced from submitted catch disposal records (TDB02). There may be some outstanding records, therefore the landed catch reported may be under-reported. The landed catch figures do not include unreported catch

Need more information?

Call AFMA Thursday Island Office 07 4069 1990.

If you suspect you see illegal fishing ring the CRIMFISH Hotline on 1800 274 634.