During September 2019, 10 SMART drumlines were deployed for 26 days at Barrenjoey−Newport and 26 days at Manly−Dee Why. Environmental conditions determined how long SMART drumlines were deployed on any given day, ranging from 5:51 to 10:10h at Barrenjoey−Newport and 5:56 to 10:06h at Manly−Dee Why. On average, SMART drumlines were deployed daily for 8:54h at Barrenjoey−Newport and 8:28h at Manly−Dee Why.
During September 2019, no target sharks were caught (Table 1). Two non-target animal were caught, a female Shortfin Mako at Avalon Beach and a female Bronze Whaler at Bilgola Beach (Table 1).
Both sharks were released alive.
When the contractors responded to three alerts at Barrenjoey−Newport, they found that one hook had no bait and two had 100% of the bait remaining.
Both sharks triggered an alert to the DPI contractors who responded and were at the SMART drumline within an average of 16 minutes.
Table 1: The date and time of capture of species, their sizes (total length in m), sex, and status during September 2019.
Size (TL) and sex