Dataset: Tasmanian Seamounts Study 1997: Longline and Fish Trap Data


This record describes the longline and trap data collected as part of the Tasmanian Seamounts Study undertaken by CSIRO Division of Fisheries in January 1997. Droplines and traps were deployed for between 2 and 7 hours at four seamounts to sample the motile fauna (fish, crustaceans, etc.) living within the benthic environment. 8 fish species were collected by these methods, the most numerous being squalid sharks (Etmopterus spp.) and eels (Diastobranchus capensis, Simenchelys parasiticus). The data from these fishing methods has been added to that from the dredge surveys in the faunal sections of the report of this survey.

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