A Guide to Releasing Sawfish - Gulf of Carpentaria Inshore and Offshore Set Net Fishery

This publication provides guidelines for rescuing and releasing sawfish caught in commercial set fishing nets in the Gulf of Carpentaria. The Gulf of Carpentaria gill net fishermen have developed a code of fishing practice, supported by an environmental management ystem that ensures the industry’s ecologically sustainable fishing
practices. The following guidelines form the basis of the code’s recommendations regarding the sustainable management of sawfish.

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Author(s)Stirling Peverell
Published Date2010
PublisherThe State of Queensland, Department of Employment, Economic Development and Innovation
CMS InstrumentSharks