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 North Coast since December 2016 (includes data to and including 31 August 2019).
This is a cumulative total of all animals caught at Ballina-Lennox Head and Evans Head and will be updated monthly.
Table 1: Cumulative total of target shark species caught on SMART drumlines.
* 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.
Table 2: Cumulative total of non-target species caught on SMART drumlines.
Whaler Shark - unidentified
Shortfin Mako Shark
Common Blacktip Shark
* Note: a 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.