Lead Agency: Institute of Marine and Antarctic Studies (IMAS)

End Date: 31 December 2020

Status: Complete

Aims and Objectives:

The project will deliver

  1.  fine scale spatial maps of the diver activity and overlap with abalone fishing
  2. size/age structure of the population removed
  3. accurate estimate of no. of urchins removed and analysis of CPUE data

Update 23/06/2021:

IMAS provided four staff to measure and analyse catch from the TDCA harvest. Analysis of spatial data from the GPS and Depth loggers used by the fishers was also conducted and provided. Results were provided to the TCDA for their report, which has since been released.

Featured image: Tasmanian Commercial Divers Association.

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Urchin harvesting diving boat approaching Marion Bar.