The trial ended on the 11 May 2019. During May 2019, 10 SMART drumlines were deployed for 11 days at Barrenjoey−Newport and 8 days at Manly−Dee Why. Environmental conditions determined how long SMART drumlines were deployed on any given day, ranging from 6:30 to 9:33h at Barrenjoey−Newport and 7:40 to 9:02h at Manly−Dee Why. On average, SMART drumlines were deployed daily for 8:24h at Barrenjoey−Newport and 8:20h at Manly−Dee Why.
During May 2019, one target shark was caught (Table 1), a female Tiger Shark at Newport Beach. One non-target animal was caught, a male Bronze Whaler, at Avalon Beach (Table 1).
All sharks were released alive.
When the contractors responded to 1 alert at Barrenjoey−Newport and 1 alert at Manly−Dee Why, they found that both hooks had no bait.
Both sharks triggered an alert to the DPI contractors who responded and were at the SMART drumline within an average of 21 minutes.
Table 1: The date and time of capture of species, their sizes (total length in m), sex, and status during May 2019.
Size (TL) and sex