North Coast SMART drumline data

Cumulative Totals of Animals Caught in the Northern NSW SMART Drumline Trial since December 2016 (includes data to and including 31 March 2020)

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 were released alive; one White Shark died before release at Ballina-Lennox Head; and 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

156

177

Tiger Shark

51

16

Bull Shark

9

3

TOTAL

216

196

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 and Green Turtles were tangled in the trace but not hooked; one of the Common Blacktip Sharks and Smooth Hammerheads was found dead on the line after an alert at Evans Head; and a Black Marlin and Smooth Hammerhead 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

8

33

Dusky Whaler

19

2

Whaler Shark - unidentified

2

0

Loggerhead Turtle

1

2

Shortfin Mako Shark

3

3

Common Blacktip Shark

18

8

Sandbar Shark

1

2

Black Ray

0

1

Smooth Hammerhead

35

2

Black Marlin

3

0

Lemon Shark

1

0

Bronze Whaler

1

0

Manta Ray

1

0

Green Turtle

0

1

Great Hammerhead

0

2

Leatherback Turtle

1

0

TOTAL

95

55