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HMAP Dataset 01: SE Australian Trawl Fishery I: Fish (various) landings and fishing effort, South East Australia, 1918-1923
N. Klaer ed. ‘South East Australian Trawl Records, 1918-1923’ in M.G Barnard & J.H Nicholls (comp.) HMAP Data Pages (
Contact: Klaer, Neil

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Historical data relating to the South East Fishery (SEF), time period 1918-1923. more

On 28 November 1991, the New South Wales Department of Agriculture and Fisheries provided historical data relating to the South East Fishery (SEF) to the Bureau of Resource Sciences (BRS) in accordance with the Fishing Industry Research and Development Corporation (FIRDC)-funded 'historic SET catch data' project. The data were originally collected by CSIRO and handed over to NSW Fisheries when CSIRO ceased work in the 1960s on what was then known as the 'South East Trawl Fishery'. These data cover the periods 1918-1923, 1937-1943 and 1952-1957.

No documentation exists for these data except for a simple description of the data field names. This document describes the processing carried out, and the assumptions made, to convert the data into a format suitable for inclusion in the Australian Fishing Zone Information System (AFZIS). This format, in turn, was adapted to render the data compatible with the HMAP/OBIS schema.

Marine, Fishery statistics, Historical records, Overfishing, Trawling, PSE, East Central Australian Shelf, PSE, Southeast Australian Shelf, Pisces

Geographical coverage
PSE, East Central Australian Shelf [Marine Regions]
PSE, Southeast Australian Shelf [Marine Regions]

Temporal coverage
1918 - 1923

Taxonomic coverage
Pisces [WoRMS]

Commonwealth Scientific & Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO), moredata providerdata creator
University of Hull; Maritime Historical Studies Centre (MHSC), moredata manager

Related datasets
Published in:
EurOBIS: European Ocean Biogeographic Information System, more
OPI: Oceans Past Initiative, more
(Partly) included in:
HMAP: History of marine animal populations database, more

Dataset status: Completed
Data type: Data
Data origin: Data collection
Metadatarecord created: 2012-08-02
Information last updated: 2013-06-14
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