Catch and Effort Cells for the Western Port Fishery

The CE_WESTERN_PORT_1998 layer provides a grid of cells on which various summary catch and effort data for the Western Port fishery can be imported, displayed, and analysed. Catch and effort data can be used to display trends in fishing activity. Summary information such as extent of catch, total catch, effort, catch per unit area, and catch per unit effort can be represented. This information is crucial to ensure effective fisheries management, research and monitoring. This data set may be displayed in conjunction with a variety of environmental data capable of providing an insight into the behaviour of the many species caught in Western Port. A depth model, ocean currents, temperature profiles and salinity levels, are useful data that may assist in gaining an understanding into the ecology of these species.

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    Catch and Effort Cells for the Western Port Fishery

Additional Information

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Published (Metadata record) 21/10/2016
Last updated 20/08/2020
Organisation Department of Jobs, Precincts and Regions
License Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International
Data temporal coverage: 19/02/1998 to 01/06/2011
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