BUNDABERG GREY MACKEREL 2018

Grey Mackerel are a popular food species when in season.

  • Overview

    Overview

    Crystal Bowl GBR is aiming to examine 3 core measures across a wide range of species in the region:

    • Fishing experience (how many fish per trip)
    • Quality of the fish (size of fish)
    • Community attitudes (number of legal size fish kept or released)

     

    Fishing Experience

    • Qld Fisheries Boat Ramp Surveys reported 0 Grey Mackerel in 2017
    • Commercial Catch rate decreased in 2017 (18.3 kg/fisher/day) from 22.1 kg/fisher/day in 2016

     

    Quality of the Fish

    • Commercial catch in 2017 was 0.55T, compared to 0.64T in 2016

     

    Community Attitudes

    • No Grey Mackerel were reported by recreational or sport fishers in 2017
  • Assessment

    Insufficient Data

    Not enough Grey Mackerel are reported in Bundaberg to make an assessment. Small numbers of Grey Mackerel are reported in Commercial Catches.

  • Forecast

    Forecasting

    Forecasting for Bundaberg will be completed and available for the 2018/19 financial year.

  • Qld FIsheries Boat Ramp Surveys - General Fishers

    Monitoring of Recreational Catch by Qld Fisheries

    Queensland Fisheries monitors boat ramps up and down the coast as a part of the Sustainable Fisheries Strategy. Fishers in Bundaberg reported no Grey Mackerel in 2017. Monitoring in 2018.

     

    Qld Fisheries Boat Ramp Surveys monitoring dashboard

     

  • Sportfishers

    Grey Mackerel as a Sports Species

    No Grey Mackerel have been reported by sportfishers in Bundaberg in 2018, so far


    A snapshot of Sportsfishers catch data is available:

    Local Sportfishers

  • Commercial Fishing

    Commercial Fishing Catch

    Queensland Fisheries monitors commercial catches up and down the coast. Commercial fishers are required to maintain logbooks of catch and report quarterly. The commercial catch of Grey Mackerel in Bundaberg represented <1% share of the total statewide catch in 2017. Monitoring is ongoing in 2018.

    • Commercial Catch rate decreased in 2017 (18.3 kg/fisher/day) from 22.1 kg/fisher/day in 2016
    • Number of active licenses has fluctuated between 5 and 8 over the past decade with 5 active in 2016
    • Commercial catch in 2017 was 0.55T, compared to 0.64T in 2016

     

    Bundaberg Grey Mackerel Commercial Catch Dashboard

     

  • Recruitment

    Monitoring of Grey Mackerel Recruitment

    Grey Mackerel recruitment is not currently assessed in Bundaberg.

     

  • Monitoring

    Monitoring of Grey Mackerel

    Data for this assessment has been sourced from:

    • Bureau of Meteorology
    • Queensland Fisheries
    • Local Sportfishers and Suntaggers

     

    Here are links to all the monitoring pages for Grey Mackerel:

  • Fishing Area

    Area Assessed

    Grey Mackerel are caught throughout the Bundaberg region. Commercially they are targetted in Grids U31 to Z31, V32 and X32 to Z32. W32 has been excluded from the analysis as it represents Fraser Island catch data.