Dataset is primarily data collected by Fisheries Observers on Australian commercial fishing vessels targeting Patagonian Toothfish and Mackerel Icefish in the HIMI (Heard Island and McDonald Islands) and Macquarie Island fisheries. Further Data were collected on Aurora Australis research voyages in the Southern Ocean and during new and exploratory fisheries carried out in CCAMLR area 58.4.2. Data include shot position information, biological data on target and prominent bycatch species, length at age estimates for toothfish, catch size, catch composition, bird and marine mammal observations.
Quality information is recorded on a record by record basis.
Associated fisheries operational data is commercial in confidence. Data access is contingent on agreement by the Australian Fisheries Management Authority's Subantarctic Resource Assessment Group.