Cumulative Totals of Animals Caught in the Northern NSW SMART Drumline Trial since December 2016 (includes data to and including 30 April 2019).

Table 1: Cumulative total of target shark species caught on SMART drumlines since December 2016 at Ballina-Lennox Head and Evans Head. Note, all sharks, except for one White Shark was released alive; one White Shark died before release at Ballina-Lennox Head, while one White Shark was found dead on Airforce Beach, Evans Head on 12 May 2017 after being tagged and released on 7 May 2017.

Common Name

Ballina-Lennox Head

Evans Head

White Shark

101

118

Tiger Shark

23

9

Bull Shark

9

2

TOTAL

133

129


Table 2: Cumulative total of non-target species caught on SMART drumlines since December 2016 at Ballina-Lennox Head and Evans Head. Notes: the Loggerhead Turtle was tangled in the trace (but not hooked); a Common Blacktip Shark was found dead on the line after an alert at Evans Head; a Black Marlin was found dead on the line after an alert at Ballina-Lennox Head.

Common name

Ballina-Lennox Head

Evans Head

Spinner Shark

1

0

Greynurse Shark

7

19

Dusky Whaler

13

1

Whaler Shark - unidentified

1

0

Loggerhead Turtle

1

0

Shortfin Mako Shark

2

3

Common Blacktip Shark

15

6

Sandbar Shark

1

0

Black Ray

0

1

Smooth Hammerhead

23

1

Black Marlin

2

0

TOTAL

66

31