During March 2019, 10 SMART drumlines were deployed for 29 days. Environmental conditions determined how long SMART drumlines were deployed on any given day, ranging from 8:00h to 12:04h. On average, SMART drumlines were deployed daily for 10:22h.
During March 2019, no target sharks and only two non-target animals including one male Smooth Hammerhead and one female Mako Shark were caught (Table 1).
When the contractor responded to one alert that had no catch, they found that the bait was gone.
All animals triggered an alert to the DPI contractor who responded and were at the SMART drumline within 14 minutes.
Table 1: The date and time of capture of species and their sizes (total length in m), sex, and status during the month of March 2019.
Size (TL) and sex
Stockton - Merewether