Catch and biological data for blacktip reef sharks sampled in the inshore GBRWHA 2008 - 2011 (MTSRF 4.8.4, JCU)

* Catch data from fisheries independent sampling in inshore habitats (inshore reefs, intertidal flats/foreshores, seagrasses and mangroves) of the GBRWHA (Cleveland Bay and Halifax Bay) using bottom-set multihook research lines (long lines) geared to capturing sharks * Data includes catch and effort data for all species captured. * Data includes biological data of captured blacktip reef sharks - BTS (Carcharhinus melanopterus). * Data also includes simple water quality parameters for sample locations (temperature, secchi disc depth, dissolved oxygen, salinity measured with a YSI). * Data also includes catch and biological data of BTS taken in a commercial fishery observer program (MTSRF 4.8.4) * Data set runs from October 2008 to May 2012 Data units 1. Catch per unit effort 2. BTS size and sex 3. BTS reproductive data (mating scars, clasper length and calcification) 4. BTS age and growth data 5. BTS tagging and tag-recapture data

Principal Investigator
Chin, Andrew, Dr James Cook University
Principal Investigator
Simpfendorfer, Colin, Prof. School of Earth and Environmental Sciences, James Cook University (JCU)
Point Of Contact
Chin, Andrew, Dr James Cook University andrew.chin@jcu.edu.au

Data Usage Constraints
  • The eAtlas repository contains a copy of this dataset. However permission must be obtained from the point of contact before we can make it available.

Tags: marine