Newcastle region SMART drumline data

The below tables show the total number of target sharks (White, Bull and Tiger sharks) and non-target animals caught on SMART drumlines in the Newcastle region.

This is a cumulative total of all animals caught in the completed Stockton-Merewether SMART drumline trial (1 February - 30 April 2019) and will be updated monthly to show the results of the current trial (30 August - 1 December 2019).

Table 1: Cumulative total of target shark species caught on SMART drumlines during the first trial, 1 February - 30 April 2019.

Common Name

Stockton-Merewether

White Shark

0

Tiger Shark

0

Bull Shark

0

TOTAL

0

Table 2: Cumulative total of non-target species caught on SMART drumlines during the first trial, 1 February - 30 April 2019.

Common name

Stockton-Merewether

Dusky Whaler

1

Common Blacktip Shark

1*

Mako Shark

1

Smooth Hammerhead

1

TOTAL

4

* Note: a Common Blacktip Shark died on the line after an alert during the 1 February - 30 April 2019 trial.

Table 3: Cumulative total of target shark species caught on SMART drumlines during the second trial, 30 August - 30 September 2019.

Common Name

Stockton-Merewether

White Shark

1

Tiger Shark

0

Bull Shark

0

TOTAL

1

Table 4: Cumulative total of non-target species caught on SMART drumlines during the second trial, 30 August - 30 September 2019.

Common name

Stockton-Merewether

Bronze Whaler

2

TOTAL

2

SMART drumline trial results