Ocean Trawl Fishery
There are two sectors to the NSW Ocean Trawl Fishery: the prawn trawl sector and the fish trawl sector. Both sectors use similar gear, the otter trawl net, and many of the fishers endorsed for fish trawling are also endorsed for prawn trawling.
The fishery produces high quality fresh seafood predominately for the domestic market. The major species taken in the Ocean Trawl Fishery include School Whiting (comprising of Stout Whiting and Red Spot Whiting), Eastern King, school and Royal Red prawns, Tiger flathead, Silver Trevally, various species of sharks and rays, squid, octopus and Bugs. A comprehensive Fishery Management Strategy is in place for this fishery.
image: tiger flathead