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Catch-and-release angling mortality of south-eastern Australian Pomatomus saltarix

Journal Article


Abstract


  • Pomatomus saltatrix (Pomatomidae) is important to several recreational fisheries around the world, most of which

    regulate exploitation via legal size limits and quotas. However, the inherent assumption of minimal impacts to

    released P. saltatrix has only been tested across limited and mostly planned angling scenarios, with variable results.

    This study contributes to the available information by assessing the fate of conventionally angled-and-released

    P. saltatrix off New South Wales, Australia. Eighty-five fish (24–54 cm total length, TL) were caught from surf

    beaches, rocks and boats and released into cages (with 60 controls), where they were monitored for 10 days. The

    mortality among angled fish was 8%, all of which occurred within 24 hours. The few deaths were attributed to gill

    hooking and/or excessive hook damage, and most might be mitigated by cutting the line rather than removing

    hooks. The results support releasing the angled sizes of eastern Australian P. saltatrix and, along with a review of

    earlier data, facilitate the prediction of impacts to individuals caught and released among unstudied populations.

Authors


  •   Broadhurst, Matt K. (external author)
  •   Butcher, Paul A. (external author)
  •   Cullis, Brian R.

Publication Date


  • 2012

Citation


  • Broadhurst, M. K., Butcher, P. A. & Cullis, B. R. (2012). Catch-and-release angling mortality of south-eastern Australian Pomatomus saltarix. African Journal of Marine Science, 34 (2), 289-295.

Scopus Eid


  • 2-s2.0-84865201795

Ro Metadata Url


  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/eispapers/152

Has Global Citation Frequency


Number Of Pages


  • 6

Start Page


  • 289

End Page


  • 295

Volume


  • 34

Issue


  • 2

Place Of Publication


  • South Africa

Abstract


  • Pomatomus saltatrix (Pomatomidae) is important to several recreational fisheries around the world, most of which

    regulate exploitation via legal size limits and quotas. However, the inherent assumption of minimal impacts to

    released P. saltatrix has only been tested across limited and mostly planned angling scenarios, with variable results.

    This study contributes to the available information by assessing the fate of conventionally angled-and-released

    P. saltatrix off New South Wales, Australia. Eighty-five fish (24–54 cm total length, TL) were caught from surf

    beaches, rocks and boats and released into cages (with 60 controls), where they were monitored for 10 days. The

    mortality among angled fish was 8%, all of which occurred within 24 hours. The few deaths were attributed to gill

    hooking and/or excessive hook damage, and most might be mitigated by cutting the line rather than removing

    hooks. The results support releasing the angled sizes of eastern Australian P. saltatrix and, along with a review of

    earlier data, facilitate the prediction of impacts to individuals caught and released among unstudied populations.

Authors


  •   Broadhurst, Matt K. (external author)
  •   Butcher, Paul A. (external author)
  •   Cullis, Brian R.

Publication Date


  • 2012

Citation


  • Broadhurst, M. K., Butcher, P. A. & Cullis, B. R. (2012). Catch-and-release angling mortality of south-eastern Australian Pomatomus saltarix. African Journal of Marine Science, 34 (2), 289-295.

Scopus Eid


  • 2-s2.0-84865201795

Ro Metadata Url


  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/eispapers/152

Has Global Citation Frequency


Number Of Pages


  • 6

Start Page


  • 289

End Page


  • 295

Volume


  • 34

Issue


  • 2

Place Of Publication


  • South Africa