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Commercial Scallop

Commercial Scallop

Common Names: Scallop, Southern Scallop

Wild Caught - Australia

Commercial Scallop location
Coral Trout

Coral Trout

Species considered: Common, Barcheek, Bluespotted, Passionfruit Coral Trout & Yellow-edge and White-edge Coronation Trout

Wild Caught - Australia

Coral Trout location
Crimson Snapper

Crimson Snapper

Common Names: Red Snapper, Tropical Snapper

Wild Caught - Australia

Crimson Snapper location
Deepwater Flathead

Deepwater Flathead

Common Names: Flathead

Wild Caught - Australia

Deepwater Flathead location
Dusky Flathead

Dusky Flathead

Common Names: Flathead

Wild Caught - Australia

Dusky Flathead location
Eastern King Prawn

Eastern King Prawn

Common Names: Prawn

Wild Caught - Australia

Eastern King Prawn location
Eastern Rocklobster

Eastern Rocklobster

Common Names: Lobster

Wild Caught - Australia

Eastern Rocklobster location
Eastern School Whiting

Eastern School Whiting

Common Names: Whiting

Wild Caught - Australia

Eastern School Whiting location
Eel

Eel

Species considered: Shortfin & Longfin Eel

Farmed - Australia

Eel location
Endeavour Prawn

Endeavour Prawn

Common Names: Prawn

Wild Caught - Australia

Endeavour Prawn location
Gemfish

Gemfish

Common Names: Hake

Wild Caught - Australia

Gemfish location
Goldband Snapper

Goldband Snapper

Common Names: Snapper, Tropical Snapper

Wild Caught - Australia

Goldband Snapper location

Region Caught: WA, NT, QLD

  • Goldband snapper is a tropical species caught in a number of different fisheries in NT, WA and QLD.
  • The stock status of goldband snapper in eastern QLD is uncertain due to insufficient information on its abundance. This is a relatively long-lived species that is vulnerable to the effects of fishing.
  • In WA, Goldband snapper stocks are assessed regularly and are either rebuilding or in sustainable condition.
  • The amount of goldband snapper taken in the NT may be set too high, which may be putting the stock at risk of overfishing. As of early 2018, fishery managers are addressing this risk.
  • Goldband snapper from QLD and WA are caught in fisheries that catch a number of other species of coral reef fish, mainly using line methods. Stocks of most other reef fish caught are also uncertain.
  • There is no observer coverage in QLD or WA; independent observer coverage of trawl fisheries in NT indicates interactions with sawfish, dolphins and hammerhead sharks. It is unlikely that the catch level is contributing to further declines in the populations of these species.
  • In the NT, the expansion of the trawl sector of the fishery since 2011 is of concern due to potential impacts on marine habitat and protected species. Habitat type is largely unknown; however the area trawled is small.
  • Fishery reform in QLD and management actions in the NT should address issues of concern.
  • A minor portion is trawl caught in a fishery based in WA’s Pilbara. Goldband snapper caught from this fishery would receive a red, ‘Say No’ rating due to ongoing dolphin deaths as bycatch. 

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Goldband Snapper classification
Gould's Squid

Gould's Squid

Common Names: Squid, Calamari

Wild Caught - Australia

Gould's Squid location

Wild Caught - Imported

Gould's Squid location

Wild Caught - Australia

Gould's Squid location
Grey Mackerel

Grey Mackerel

Common Names: Mackerel

Wild Caught - Australia

Grey Mackerel location
Gummy Shark

Gummy Shark

Species considered: Gummy shark

Common Names: flake, shark

Wild Caught - Australia

Gummy Shark location

Region Caught: Commonwealth waters, WA

  • Gummy sharks are endemic to Australian waters. The majority are caught in fisheries managed by the Commonwealth and WA governments.
  • Gummy shark is commonly sold as ‘flake’, which is a marketing term that also includes rig, a species of shark imported from NZ.
  • Gummy sharks are a small species of shark that can be fished at sustainable levels if managed well.
  • There are no indications that gummy sharks are overfished in Commonwealth or WA waters.
  • Previous issues with the capture of endangered Australian sea lions in Commonwealth waters have largely been resolved, with areas closed to gillnet fishing around sea lion colonies, and measures in place to close larger areas to fishing in the event of sea lion deaths further out to sea.
  • Gillnet boats fishing in Australian sea lion habitat in South Australia are 100% monitored by video cameras on boats, which provides confidence in understanding the costs of fishing to this species. The absence of this monitoring in the WA fishery is a serious concern.
  • Endangered school sharks are still caught in the Commonwealth fishery, and can be sold on. A rebuilding plan is in place for school sharks but only requires the recovery of the species within a 66 year time frame, which is inadequate protection.
  • In WA, areas of the sea around Australian sea lion colonies should be protected in June 2018. It is unclear whether these area closures will be large enough to protect the species.
  • There is no independent monitoring of the WA gillnet fishery, which means it is not possible to have confidence in the number of Australian sea lions reported killed in the fishery. The impact of fishing is, given past evidence from similar fisheries, highly likely to be significantly more than is reported.

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Gummy Shark classification
Hake

Hake

Species considered: Hake, Cape Hake

Common Names: Cod

Wild Caught - Imported

Hake location

Wild Caught - Australia

Jackass Morwong location
John Dory

John Dory

Common Names: dory

Wild Caught - Australia

John Dory location
King George Whiting

King George Whiting

Common Names: Whiting

Wild Caught - Australia

King George Whiting location
King Threadfin

King Threadfin

Common Names: Threadfin, Blink Tassal Fish

Wild Caught - Australia

King Threadfin location
Luderick

Luderick

Common Names: Blackfish

Wild Caught - Australia

Luderick location

Wild Caught - Australia

Mackerel Icefish location
Mahi Mahi

Mahi Mahi

Common Names: Dolphinfish

Wild Caught - Australia

Mahi Mahi location

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